Removing stains from your carpet can be a challenge, which is why we do our best to prevent stains from happening! But sometimes stains are inevitable, especially when you have children at home or whenever people come over. Don’t fret! Here are some tips to help you out:
Water Soluble Stains
These stains include alcoholic beverages, berries, cold drinks, pet accidents, food dyes, gravy, ice cream, milk, mud, washable ink and wet or latex paint.
To remove these stains, use a simple cleaning solution made up of 1/4 teaspoon of oxygen bleach (or white vinegar) mixed with 1 cup of water. Source: Property24
Fat, Wax or Oil Stains
A drop of wax may have made its way from your candle stand onto the carpet, but you can clean it with ease. Place a paper down on top of the wax, then turn on an iron to a warm setting. Place the iron on top of the paper towel, then lift. The wax should adhere to the paper towel.
If that doesn’t work, fill a zip-close bag with ice and place it on the wax. Once the liquid is hard, smash it with a spatula or other object and vacuum the wax. As a bonus, this technique works on tablecloths and gum as well!
For fat or oil, try dampening a white cloth with an oil-eating solvent. Dab the stain with the wet cloth from the outside in; then blot again using a white cloth dampened with warm water. Let the stain dry then check on it later. If it’s lightened, keep doing the same steps over again until it’s gone completely. Source: Blog.Rent
Jump right on this one because once a ketchup stain sets, it won’t come out (ever). Grab the salt and sprinkle it over the spill, let sit for a few minutes, then vacuum it up. Sponge up any residue and continue salting and vacuuming until the stain is completely gone. Source: YellowPages
Still can’t get rid of tough stains? Hire a professional to do the job for you. Contact us!
Cleaning With Love
110 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0H4
Mark: Hi, it's Mark from Top Local. We're here with Mo Kumarsi of Cleaning with Love. They're a Vancouver, BC, Canada's highest rated cleaning company. How are you doing Mo?
Mo: Hey, Mark. I'm doing excellent. Thanks for asking.
Mark: We're going to talk about a service you offer for Vancouver realtors. What's going on here?
Mo: We noticed there is a big need for reputable, good cleaning companies that could deliver the job well. The cleaner that realtors don't have to micro-manage the cleaners, which is important. First time, when we get a call from them, this is what they ask, "Are you a professional company? We just want the job done right? A quality job, done right. We don't have the time to micro-manage." That's where we come in, we take care of all the backend. We have a team of 25 people, backend office people, so there's never a shortage of backend work or service when they call us.
Mark: Is that really the benefit of hiring a professional company over Craigslist or somebody trying to do it themselves?
Mo: I always have a motto, "You can drive a Ferrari, or you can drive a Hyundai. Both will get you there. But how do you want to drive, how do you want the experience to feel when you get there, is totally on your part." When you ask yourself, "How much is your time is worth to you?" How much is your time worth if the job doesn't get done right? Now you're trying to call back the independent cleaning crew, which, they don't answer, they don't pickup, or they just don't care. They don't have the time, energy, or the manpower to rectify the situation. One simple question, "How much is your time worth to you?"
Mark: What's your realtor special for Vancouver?
Mo: Right now it's a great question. We do home cleaning, luxury home cleaning, and carpet cleaning. We got one room for free special, for all the realtors right now. To the end of the month, we have one room free. We'll come in, do one room as a carpet steam cleaning for free, or one hour for home cleaning as well.
Mark: Wow, that's pretty amazing. Are you really giving away one hour of free home cleaning? Or one room free?
Mo: Absolutely. We noticed our service is five-star service, and once people use us once, one room, they can't go back.
Mark: If you're a realtor in Vancouver, and your clients need to get their place cleaned up and this is a must in order to sell. We switch pretty quick in our market as you well know. If you're a realtor in Vancouver, you need every advantage you can to sell that house, these are the guys to call. Cleaning with Love. You can check out their website cleaningwithlove.ca or call to book, (604) 475-5683. Thanks Mo.
Mo: Thanks Mark.
Hi everyone, my name is Laura Guzman and I want to share my experience with Cleaning with Love. They were very, very helpful, I recently moved and I needed my carpet cleaned. I actually contacted them and they came with very little notice and they did an amazing job. I had stains in my carpet, I used to have a pet and they were able to clean it and get it all ready for the next person to take the apartment. So I want to thank them and I want to highly recommend their services.