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DIY Stain Cleaning Tips

Wine, Tea or Coffee stains

If you spill a wine, tea or coffee onto your carpet the key is to apply pressure to the stain using a clean cloth, the more pressure you apply the better the result. Don’t be tempted to rub the stain as this will produce heat and cause the stain to spread. Once all the liquid has been absorbed into the cloth use a damp clean cloth and again apply pressure to ensure you have abstracted as much as the stain as possible.  

Candle wax

Candle wax can be very difficult to remove but if you are going to attempt to remove the stain yourself I recommend simply placing a brown paper bag on top of the stain, with a hot iron go over the stain and you will see the wax being absorbed into the bag. Be careful though not to leave the iron in the same spot on the brown paper bag for too long. 

Keeping your carpets clean for longer.

The longer you keep your carpets clean the less often you need them professionally cleaned. Some tips and tricks are to set doormats at every entrance and give your family a friendly reminded to wipe their feet as they enter. Invest in a good vacuum cleaner with a rotating power head and vacuum thoroughly at least twice a week. 

How to prolong the life of your upholstery.

The best thing you can do for your upholstery is to regularly vacuum it with a good quality rotating power head vacuum, this will lift the grime and dirt that oils stick to.