It also could be because this normally happens on a holiday and the hostess waits to clean the spill or stain which should be taken care of immediately. Carpet cleaningcan be inconvenient but it is necessary in order for your investment to remain it top condition for many years.
First you will need to clear the carpet of any loose debris such as lettuce, bacon bits etc. and then using a clean cloth preferable white, soak up any excessive amounts of liquid or dressing. This is important as the stain could be worse by spreading further on the carpet. Next, make a cleaning solution of one part vinegar with 4 parts of warm water. Vinegar is a great product for many household problems such as getting odor out of the carpet. Apply this solution to the stain and let it set for about 3 minutes and it’s great for carpet cleaning. You can make a batch of this solution and store it in a spray bottle so that you don’t have to make it every time something happens with your carpet.
After allowing the vinegar solution to set for several minutes, get a clean white cloth and blot the area gradually moving from outside to inwards. If this solution dries up with the stain still visible, do all of these steps again and resume blotting. Keep repeating this until the stain from the salad dressing is removed.
Rinse the area of carpet with clean water as this will eliminate any cleaning solution from staying behind and causing over time some build up. Dry the area totally using clean rags or towels. Then your carpet cleaning of the salad dressing should be taken care of.
Another method for salad dressing on the carpet can be used. This involves sprinkling cornstarch, baking soda, or other absorbent material on the stain and allowing it to stand for 15 minutes and then vacuum up. Then sponge over the stain with some brand of dry-cleaning solution. Next, blot the solvent until it is absorbed. If this does not work, then move to the vinegar solution already mentioned above with added one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent. Blot until the liquid is absorbed and then rinse with cold water and again blot dry.
After everything has dried in the area it is advised to vacuum up to finish carpet cleaning the salad dressing spot.
If your carpet is wool, remember that vacuuming often is a wool carpets best friend. For cut pile carpet, an upright vacuum is advised but with a Berber carpet a suction only vacuum might be required in order to prevent excess fuzzing on the loop pile. Vacuum cleaning dust bags need to be emptied when half full.
As prevention maintenance with wool always place absorbents mats at the entrances to the home and change or launder these mats often. Filters in your central heating and cooling systems should be changed regularly – at least once every month.
Clean traffic lanes and in front of chairs that are frequently used when vacuuming by sprinkling absorbent powder and then vacuum well.
And remember to have professionals do carpet cleaning at least once or twice a year and after major holidays. Carpet Cleaning West Auckland is a good bet for all your carpet cleaning needs.