It is important to attend spills immediately. This limits the pigments of the liquid to penetrate further into the core of the fibre, creating a stronger stain.
First action for any spillage is to scrape or dab out the excess moisture. Before using the harsher cleaners, use the more simpler cleaners, (such as Spray and Wipe, or any similar household cleaner)
Gently massage into the stain and blot, then rinse with clean water repeating until all the cleaner has been removed. Once all the cleaners residue has been removed thoroughly dry the carpet with a white paper towel.
Failure to remove all of the cleaner or moisture will immediately attract new soiling particles to attach to the carpet fibre, creating a new stain.
If there is still evidence of staining once that process has been completed, then follow the instructions overleaf, using a 1/3 bleach, 2/3 water mixture. Repeat this procedure if required.
Once the stain has been removed, use a 100% water mixture to neutralise the caustic bleach properties.
Once this procedure has been completed all the moisture must be absorbed by placing white paper towel over the stain and leaving a heavy object over the top of the stain until the carpet is dry.
Failure to rinse the bleach/water mixture with 100% water can alter your carpet fibre and backing, and can void warranties. Please call your carpet retailer for more information regarding this matter.
Some substances can cause permanent stains to the carpet fibre. These substances are: tea, coffee, acne tinea medication, caustic chemicals, insecticides, paints, plant food, cosmetics, iodine, very strong dyes, acids, faeces, urine and vomit.
Please note: The procedures outlined in this online guide could damage carpet that is not made from SDX. Before trying these cleaning methods on any carpet please ensure that it is a genuine SDX carpet from Allied Floorcoverings.
We've created a list of common everyday messes and listed beside it is the removal method to follow.
The procedures of removal methods 1, 2 and 3 are set out below.