Hmmm….. thats a tricky one because of course, we all look forward to having our little darlings around in the school holidays but then there is the part of us that can’t actually stand the thought of it either. Harsh I know, but lets face it, despite childcare and money issues that come up the house is going to get a full on tsunami of crap thrown at it. Just telling it like it is.
So what can you do? Well most of it I’m afraid is like going on a bear hunt (ooh thats an idea- you could do that on Wednesday) – you can’t go over it, you can’t go under it, you’ve just got to go through it. So to help you out here’s Floor Blimey!s guide to the top 5 worst kid created stains and how to tackle them.
The top 5 worst stains for carpets
- Ketchup. Scrape up as much of it as you can with a knife and then mix a teeny bit of detergent (about half teaspoon – anymore and your carpet will get sticky) with cool water and rinse and blot away until clear.
- Mud. If you read my last blog you already know how to tackle this but for those of you that don’t, first let it dry then vacuum or brush up as much as you can then apply the same process as above and rinse and blot until it comes up clean.
- Chocolate. Again, scrape away as much as you can from the surface before you get it wet. Use cool water as chocolate is full of fat and warm water will melt and spread it further. So using the same method as above mix a small amount of detergent in cold water and rub very gently in a circular motion. This stops the stain spreading too far.
- Dog/cat poo. Poor you! First of all if you have an actual poo on your carpet, preferably wearing gloves, pick it up and throw it over your neighbours fence. Im joking, but its up to you…. If you have been unfortunate enough that its been walked through you have more of a job on your hands but the process is the same, use the rinse and blot method as above. The difference with this type of stain of course is the smell. You want to act as quickly as possible before it soaks far into the carpet (some poos are runny, that’s life) and then you will need an expert to come out and deal with it for you.
- Nail Polish. Blot up as much as you can if wet and then use the rinse and blot method. However if you’ve spotted it late and it has dried you need to break down the components of it and the best way to do this is acetone free nail polish remover. Use sparingly but moisten the polish until it starts to spread and then adopt the blot and rinse process.
Half price carpet protection offer until 30th June 2017.
Voila! Your worst carpet nightmares dealt with. However should the above processes not work for you of course Floor Blimey! can help. Just give Adrain or Amanda a call on 01934 611442. We’ll even throw in some Half price carpet protection to help you out even more from now until the end of June.
Now go and enjoy your half term.