Spotting Guide

Some Helpful Tips from Swan's Clean Care & Restoration:


The following five solutions will be required together with some white absorbent cloths.

Detergent Solution: One teaspoon Swan's Home Pro-Spotter or one teaspoon liquid dishwashing detergent to 1 cup warm water
Detergent/Vinegar Solution: Add one tablespoon white vinegar to Detergent Solution
Vinegar Solution: One-third cup white vinegar to 2/3 cup of water
Ammonia Solution: One tablespoon white household ammonia to one cup warm water (Refrain from using a stronger ammonia solution on wool carpet)
Dry Cleaning Solvent: Such as Energine (Found at most hardware stores)

Test the solutions on a small, inconspicuous area prior to use. If no issues arise, tackle the stain by working from the outer edge toward the center. Always rinse with water between steps.

 

What to do:

 

**Always start at the outer edge of the stain and work your way in; Always rinse with water between steps**

Alcohol/Wine

Blot up surplus spillage. Use Detergent/Vinegar Solution. Blot with a dry cloth frequently.

Blood

Scrape up excess with blunt knife. Use Detergent Solution. Blot dry. Follow with Ammonia Solution. Blot dry.

Chewing Gum

Scrape up excess with blunt knife. Use Dry Cleaning Solvent followed by Detergent/Vinegar Solution. Blot dry.

Chocolate

Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use Detergent Solution, followed by Vinegar Solution

Coffee/Tea

Blot up surplus spillage. Use Detergent Solution, followed by Vinegar Solution. Blot dry with cloth frequently.

Egg

Scrape up excess with blunt knife. Use Detergent Solution. Blot dry. Follow with Ammonia Solution. Blot dry.

Fats

Scrape up excess with blunt knife. Use Dry Cleaning Solvent followed by Detergent/Vinegar Solution. Blot dry.

Fruit

Scrape up excess with blunt knife. Use Detergent Solution. Blot dry. Follow with Ammonia Solution. Blot dry.

Glue

Scrape up excess with blunt knife. Use Detergent Solution. Blot dry. Follow with Ammonia Solution. Blot dry.

Gravy

Scrape up excess with blunt knife. Use Detergent Solution. Blot dry. Follow with Ammonia Solution. Blot dry.

Grease

Scrape up excess with blunt knife. Use Dry Cleaning Solvent followed by Detergent/Vinegar Solution. Blot dry.

Lip Stick

Scrape up excess with blunt knife. Use Dry Cleaning Solvent followed by Detergent/Vinegar Solution. Blot dry.

Liquid Foods

Blot up surplus spillage. Use Detergent Solution, followed by Vinegar Solution. Blot dry with cloth frequently.

Milk

Blot up surplus spillage. Use Detergent Solution, followed by Ammonia Solution. Blot dry with cloth frequently.

Nail Polish

Scrape up excess with blunt knife. Use Dry Cleaning Solvent followed by Detergent/Vinegar Solution. Blot dry.

Oil/Tar

Scrape up excess with blunt knife. Use Dry Cleaning Solvent followed by Detergent/Vinegar Solution. Blot dry.

Perfume

Blot up surplus spillage. Use Detergent/Vinegar Solution. Blot with a dry cloth frequently.

Shoe Polish

Scrape up excess with blunt knife. Use Dry Cleaning Solvent followed by Detergent/Vinegar Solution. Blot dry.

Soft Drinks

Blot up surplus spillage. Use Detergent Solution, followed by Ammonia Solution. Blot dry with cloth frequently.

Solids

Scrape up excess with blunt knife. Use Dry Cleaning Solvent followed by Detergent/Vinegar Solution. Blot dry.

Urine

Blot up surplus spillage. Use Detergent/Vinegar Solution. Blot with a dry cloth frequently.

Vomit

Scrape up excess with blunt knife. Use Dry Cleaning Solvent followed by Detergent/Vinegar Solution. Blot dry.

Wax

Scrape up excess with blunt knife. Use Dry Cleaning Solvent followed by Detergent/Vinegar Solution. Blot dry.


If you have any questions regarding these tips, please feel free to call or email us. We will be more than happy to help walk you through any spotting issue you may be experiencing at no charge to you!

Swan's Clean Care & Restoration hereby specifically disclaim any and all liability expressed or implied from the use of the above methods. Recipients of this information acknowledge full responsibility for any damages or problems caused by the use of the above methods.

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