When Green Man are called to undertake stain removal, there are some key questions that we need to ask:

  • What caused the stain?
  • What type of carpet or fabric is it on?
  • What have you used to treat it so far?
  • How long has it been there?

These give some idea of the large number of variables involved in order to treat the problem.

No carpet cleaner can promise to entirely remove any stain, there are simply too many variables involved. What we do offer all our customers is that we will always try our absolute best to improve the issue, using the full range of solutions and experience that we have.

Our professionally trained technicians will always give you a realistic idea of how any stain is likely to respond and approach the problem carefully to avoid worsening the issue.

Read about our stain protection service here.

If you would like an honest, no obligation discussion about how we can help, please feel free to get in touch. If you would like to try and manage the situation yourself, we have created a D.I.Y. leaflet below…

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D.I.Y. Stain Removal

There are plenty of occasions where you can save yourself money by dealing with a stain yourself. The most important thing is to deal with the stain as soon as possible to prevent any danger of permanent damage.

Step one: Be prepared

Create your own carpet first-aid kit by mixing up a batch of the following solutions.

Solution #1

Dry

Surgical Spirit

This is simply surgical spirit (a form of alcohol available at most chemists).

Solution #2

Detergent

Water

Mix one teaspoon of gentle detergent (e.g. a wool hadwash product) to half a pint of warm water.

Solution #3

Detergent & Vinegar

White Vinegar

Add one teaspoon of white vinegar to the Detergent Solution.

Solution #4

Ammonia

Ammonia

Mix one teaspoon of household Ammonia (available from chemists and hardware stotes) to one cup of warm water.

Step two: Using the solutions

Follow the instructions below to apply your homemade solutions to various stains like a pro! . .

Alcohol, Coffee, Tea, Liquid Foods, Urine

1. Blot up any excess spillage using a white cloth or towel

2. Use Solution #3 to dilute the stain, a little at a time, ensuring you work from the outside of the stain inwards

3. Blot dry with additional dry cloths

4. Follow the Final Rinse instructions below

1. Remove solids with a blunt knife

2. Use Solution #2 to dilute the stain, a little at a time, ensuring you work from the outside of the stain inwards 3. Blot dry with additional dry cloths

4. Carefully use Solution #4 to dilute the stain, a little at a time, ensuring you work from the outside of the stain inwards

5. Follow the Final Rinse instructions below

1. Remove solids with a blunt knife

2. Use Solution #1 to dilute the stain, a little at a time, ensuring you work from the outside of the stain inwards. Repeat the process with Solution #3

3. Blot dry with additional dry cloths

4. Follow the Final Rinse instructions below

1. Remove solids with a blunt knife, and/or blot up excess spillage

2. Use Solution #1 to dilute the stain, a little at a time, ensuring you work from the outside of the stain inwards. Repeat process with lukewarm water

3. If further cleaning is required, apply either Solution #2 or Solution #3

4. Blot dry

5. Follow the Final Rinse instructions below

Step three: Final rinse

1. Mix one-part white vinegar and four-parts water

2. Spray over the stained area

3. Blot damp area with a dry towel

4. Spread another dry towel over the affected area and weigh down with a heavy object (e.g. telephone directory)

5. Leave overnight, repeat if needed

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