DIY Product Problems!
We find in a lot of cases that when we go to tackle a stain it has already been treated with a DIY product by the customer. As a professional i can spot the warning signs of domestic supermarket products being used on stains and spots. One giveaway is the area starts to foam when we work on the stain. This is another issue when using your own products because you have to remember that anything you put down will stay in the carpet causing rapid re-soiling. Other problems from DIY product use are – bleaching, colour loss or migration, hessian backing bleed and over wetting. The use of these products can also cause problems with wool carpets. We see on many occasions a bleaching affect when a well known supermarket carpet stain remover has been used. Now this a very popular national cleaning product that's designed for carpets but is not safe on wool carpets or most upholstery! This bleaching affect is normally irreversible even for a professional carpet cleaner. The moral of the story is to test and test some more. If you have any doubt, test in a area that's not visable and even better call a professional company, because it will save you money !!!
What Product Can I Use?
Well if you really want to use your own product and refuse or just can't afford to use the services of a legitimate carpet cleaning business then there maybe a product you could use. That product is Bio Washing Liquid or it maybe known as Bio Laundry Liquid. We have found this to be useful on most food or drink based spills and it's also very good on blood stains, but remember you must only use cold water on blood stains. Bio Liquid also seems to be safe on most types of fibres under testing by our company. The liquid should be diluted with water and used in a spray bottle to treat any stains.