If there’s one thing a mom can count on, it is kids making a mess. You can’t blame a child for spilling fruit punch on a brand new carpet or trudging across it with muddy boots, but you can minimize the damage. Empire Today, a leading national service provider of carpet, flooring, and window treatments with over 50 years of expertise in the field, offers these tips for rescuing your carpet if you find yourself in this situation.
The first step is to scoop up any solid material before it gets ground into the carpet. If it’s a wet mess, try to absorb it as quickly as possible by blotting repeatedly with white paper or cloth towels. Never rub or scrub abrasively because this might damage the fibers! If it’s a serious stain, and you need to use a cleaning agent, make sure to apply the agent to a clean white cloth, not directly to the carpet and test it on an inconspicuous area, like behind a door or under a couch, before using in the middle of the floor. Once the visible stain is gone, draw out any remaining moisture by placing several layers of white towels over its location. Finally, rinse the spill location with cold water to get rid of any residue that may stick around even after the visible stain itself is gone.
If you act quickly, before the stain really settles in, and follow these simple tips, you’ll be able to keep your Empire Carpet looking brand new for years! For more tips, including ideas for removing specific spills and messes, visit the Empire Carpet tips website.
This is a guest post from my friends at Empire Carpet.