Specialty Stain Removal
Stains in your upholstery, furniture and floor surfaces are inevitable with children and pets around. Even without children and pets, accidents in the home are a normal occurrence in ever household. The problem is that not all stains are equal. Fabric and floor types have different staining capacities and technicalities, which similarly require different kinds of specialized attention.
What is stain removal?
Stain removal is the process of getting rid of marks or spots left by substances on specific surfaces.
A stain is said to 'set' when it cannot be removed without damaging the stained fabric; the stain has chemically bonded to the fabric. The stain removal process can be complex at times, calling for specialized attention. It is worth noting that stains are not just dissolved in a solvent. A few factors need to be taken into consideration when deciding on the most suitable solvent to use.
Common stain removers.
Unlike complex stains, simple stains can be dealt with using locally available stain removers.
Surfactants: These are solvents such as laundry detergents, dish soap and industrial suds.
Oxidizers: These solvents not only remove the staining agent, but also color present on the fabric. Precaution is recommended when using oxidizers on silk or wool fabrics.
Enzymatic cleaners: These are more environmentally friendly but not easy to come by. To determine the right enzymatic cleaning agent, look for indications of use.
Alcohol and acids such as white vinegar: These are harsher solvents that grind off, dissolve and corrode the stain. A diluted solution of the acids is recommended.
Stain removal tips.
1. Pretreat the stain as soon as it happens. Dab the stained area with an absorbent item such as a paper towel to draw up excess spillage and immediately dampen the stained spot with cold water to keep the stain from setting.
2. Apply a stain remover. After choosing a suitable stain removal solvent, go ahead and apply it on the stained surface. If the stain persists, you can repeat the stain removal process. If the stain is too stubborn, you may need some professional assistance.
3. Professional assistance: Not all of us are comfortable with the the complex chemistry around stain removal agents. That is why Carpet Cleaning Beaumont is here. Delegate those unpleasant stain experiences to us. It is our specialty.