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How to remove Draught Marks and stains from a white carpet

I was brought this carpet by a gentleman who had lifted it from his on suite bathroom , his wife thought it was unclean-able so was looking to replace the carpet at great expense .

In desperation He brought it to me to try to save it , and his money.




White Carpet

Bathroom carpet after, cleaning with specialist carpet solution ,rust remover and hydrogen peroxide.

As you can see on the corners there is Rust marks left from condensation off the water pipes .

After a really good vacuum i treated the rust marks with Craftex rust remover and left to dwell, I then pre sprayed all the black spots thoroughly with a specialist Carpet solution that is made up of Enzymes, Solvents, Detergents.

Why is Enzymes important in a Carpet Cleaning solution?

  enzymes are  used in Carpet cleaning solutions to act on materials that make up various stains and Marks so that these stains and marks can be washed away more easily. The enzymes are named after the Stains they work on,   eg , proteases break down protein based stains, lipolases break down  (fat) based stains and amylases break down starches and other carbohydrate based stains  .   One enzyme molecule can act on lots of different based stains  (i.e.,oil) molecules, a small amount of enzyme added to a Carpet cleaning solution can Improve  cleaning massively  .
The solution is left to dwell for up to 40  Minutes , I have found the longer it is left , (without drying out )  the better the end result.
Afer sufficient dwell time the solution is extracted using a commercial twin vac Hot water extraction machine , using hot water and a acid Rinse or acetic acid found in Vinegar, using this helps prevent :
  • Rapid  re-soiling
  • Browning of the carpet fibres
  • Helps with drying
  • Leaves the fibres softer to the touch
  • Corrects the ph balance to the fibres preventing damage

After this process is complete, any grey spots left can be bleached out using hydrogen peroxide.

Always spot test first or better still Get a professional in to do the Job.
The Carpet is then dried quickly to prevent and wick back.
This is the end result;
By Neil Kelloway

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New Carpet Cleaning System

I have been cleaning carpets for over 10 years Now , and unlike lots of carpet cleaners I have tried lots of different systems .

Most systems years ago relied on a in tank  cleaning solution the same as Rug Dr and home cleaners use still .

This system has many pitfalls 

  • The detergent has no time to dwell on the carpet fibres
  • There is a good chance of rapid re-soiling due to residue being left in the carpet
  • There is no heaters to aid cleaning power, in these smaller machines
  • Detergents are not always equipped to deal with the lots of different stains in carpets

The system we Use is the most thorough we have used.

11 step system

  1. Determine the construction of the carpet ie: wool, polypropylene , Nylon
  2. Vacuum the carpet in a very slow manner north south then east west , up to 80% of dirt is dry and can be recovered using this method
  3. Move all furniture as drafts in the home leave dust and debris under sofas and chairs
  4.  We Apply a specialist sourced carpet cleaning solution that has been thoroughly tested by us. and is a great all rounder for breaking down stains.odours and soiling
  5. Dwell time , we have found that this is one of the most over looked part of the system solutions what ever they are need time to work , the heavier the soiling the longer is needed . 20 minutes to a hour is needed .
  6. Agitation, this is needed to make sure all the fibres are coated with the solution and aides the breaking down of soils and stains .
  7. Re application of the solution as not all soils are broken down by the first application and some of the solution has evaporated during stage 5 and 6
  8. Extraction using Very Hot water and a extraction solution that deodorises and ph balances the carpet so that no soil attracting residue is left behind
  9. Spot treatment, any spots left behind are treated with a stain removing solution then rinsed.
  10. Then we groom the carpet to aide drying
  11. Finally depending on the carpet fibres construction especially wool we dry with large fans this stops wick back

By Neil Kelloway