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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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