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Don’t Trust Google or Myths!

Cleaning up the Coffee

Coffee is one of the most popular household drinks so it’s no surprise that most people have spilled coffee at one time or another!  To get coffee out of carpets, simply sponge it up using cold water.  Paper towels will help to suck out the stain as well.

Getting Rid of Curry Stains

There’s nothing nicer than a good curry but it’s a pain when you slop some down your front!  For clothes, spray on some stain remover and then wash as normal.  For carpets, use a stain remover designed especially for carpet and then wash it with carpet shampoo. The key with curry is to act quickly.

Removing Pet Urine

If your pet has had an accident in the house, don’t despair!  It’s easy to get rid of the evidence – including the smell.  Blot up what you can with paper towels first, and then use plain soda water on the stain before blotting again.  Alternatively, you can finish with a solution of vinegar and water to neutralise the smell.

Don’t Whine About the Wine!

Wine is a common stain but one that many despair over as it leaves such an obvious mark.  If you do spill wine, try blotting it up straight away with some plain water.

Oil or Grease Stains

Oil or grease stains are common but they’re relatively easy to remove.  Try applying baby powder over the stained area and then placing a damp white rag or nappy over the top.  Iron the affected area – the heat should cause the paper and baby powder to absorb the stain.

Getting Rid of Pen Marks

It’s surprising how much mess a humble pen can make! – Milk may work wonders but be sure to wash it out well!

Get the Blood Out

Hopefully you won’t have to worry about blood stains but if an accident occurs, remove blood from carpets or fabrics using cold water.  Never use hot water as it will set the blood.  If you need extra help, call a local professional carpet cleaner! – trained by IICRC standards.