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Hair Oil

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Solvent – Used in conjunction with dry-cleaning as a spot remover

PROCEDURE

  1. Work in solvent to carpet using clean cloth.
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply detergent mix
  4. Absorb
  5. Apply warm water
  6. Absorb

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Hair Spray

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Solvent – Used in conjunction with dry-cleaning as a spot remover

PROCEDURE

  1. Work in solvent to carpet using clean cloth
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply detergent mix
  4. Absorb
  5. Apply warm water
  6. Absorb

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Hand Lotion

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Solvent – Used in conjunction with dry-cleaning as a spot remover

PROCEDURE

1. Work in solvent to carpet using clean cloth

  1. Absorb
  2. Apply detergent mix
  3. Absorb
  4. Apply warm water
  5. Absorb

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible. carpet cleaners

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Ice Cream

REQUIREMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Ammonia – (Clear) 2tbs to 1lt of cold water

PROCEDURE

  1. Apply detergent
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply Ammonia
  4. Absorb
  5. Repeat application of detergent
  6. Absorb
  7. Apply cold water
  8. Absorb

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Ink (Ball-point)

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Solvent – Used in conjunction with dry-cleaning as a spot remover

PROCEDURE

1. Work in solvent to carpet using clean cloth

  1. Absorb
  2. Apply detergent mix
  3. Absorb
  4. Apply warm water
  5. Absorb

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Ink (Felt Tip)

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Solvent – Used in conjunction with dry-cleaning as a spot remover

PROCEDURE

1. Work in solvent to carpet using clean cloth
2. Absorb
3. Apply detergent mix
4. Absorb
5. Apply warm water

  1. Absorb

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Ink (Fountain Pen)

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Vinegar – Only pure white 2tbs to 1ltr warm water
Ammonia (clear) – 2tbs to 1ltr of warm water

PROCEDURE

  1. Apply detergent mix
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply vinegar
  4. Absorb
  5. Apply ammonia
  6. Absorb
  7. Apply warm water

8. Absorb

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Ink (Permanent)

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Vinegar – Only pure white 2tbs to 1ltr warm water
Ammonia (clear) – 2tbs to 1ltr of warm water

PROCEDURE

  1. Apply detergent mix
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply vinegar
  4. Absorb
  5. Apply ammonia
  6. Absorb
  7. Apply warm water

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Ketchup

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Ammonia – (Clear) 2tbs to 1lt of cold water

PROCEDURE

  1. Apply detergent mix
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply ammonia mix
  4. Absorb
  5. Apply detergent mix
  6. Absorb
  7. Apply cold water
  8. Absorb

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Lard

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Solvent – Used in conjunction with dry-cleaning as a spot remover

PROCEDURE

1. Work in solvent to carpet using clean cloth
2. Absorb
3. Apply detergent mix
4. Absorb
5. Apply warm water
6. Absorb

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.carpet cleaning

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Linseed Oil

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Solvent – Used in conjunction with dry-cleaning as a spot remover

PROCEDURE

1. Work in solvent to carpet using clean cloth
2. Absorb
3. Apply detergent mix
4. Absorb
5. Apply warm water
6. Absorb

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Machine Oil

REQUIREMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Solvent – Used in conjunction with dry-cleaning as a spot remover

PROCEDURE

1. Work in solvent to carpet using clean cloth
2. Absorb
3. Apply detergent mix
4. Absorb
5. Apply warm water
6. Absorb

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible. cleaning tips

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Margarine

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Solvent – Used in conjunction with dry-cleaning as a spot remover

PROCEDURE

1. Work in solvent to carpet using clean cloth
2. Absorb
3. Apply detergent mix
4. Absorb
5. Apply warm water
6. Absorb

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Mascara

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Solvent – Used in conjunction with dry-cleaning as a spot remover

PROCEDURE

1. Work in solvent to carpet using clean cloth
2. Absorb
3. Apply detergent mix
4. Absorb
5. Apply warm water
6. Absorb

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Mayonnaise

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Ammonia – (Clear) 2tbs to 1lt of cold water

PROCEDURE

  1. Apply detergent mix
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply ammonia mix
  4. Absorb
  5. Apply detergent mix
  6. Absorb
  7. Apply cold water
  8. Absorb

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Milk

REQUIRMENT

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Ammonia – (Clear) 2tbs to 1lt of cold water

PROCEDURE

  1. Apply detergent mix
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply ammonia mix
  4. Absorb
  5. Apply detergent mix
  6. Absorb
  7. Apply cold water
  8. Absorb

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Nail Varnish

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Solvent – Used in conjunction with dry-cleaning as a spot remover

PROCEDURE

  1. Work in solvent to carpet using clean cloth.
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply detergent mix
  4. Absorb
  5. Apply warm water
  6. Absorb

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Paint (Latex)

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Solvent – Used in conjunction with dry-cleaning as a spot remover

PROCEDURE

  1. Work in solvent to carpet using clean cloth.
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply detergent mix
  4. Absorb
  5. Apply warm water
  6. Absorb

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Mixed Drinks

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Vinegar – Only pure white 2tbs to 1ltr warm water

PROCEDURE

  1. Apply detergent mix
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply Vinegar
  4. Apply detergent mix
  5. Absorb
  6. Apply warm water
  7. Absorb

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Rust

Due to the chemical compounds, a rust stain needs to be assessed by an expert. Feel free to contact

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Salad Dressing

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Solvent – Used in conjunction with dry-cleaning as a spot remover

PROCEDURE

  1. Work in solvent to carpet using clean cloth.
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply detergent mix
  4. Absorb
  5. Apply warm water
  6. Absorb

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Shoe Polish (Liquid)

 

Due to the dye compounds, this stain needs to be assessed by an expert..

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Soft Drinks

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Vinegar – Only pure white 2tbs to 1ltr warm water

PROCEDURE

  1. Apply detergent mix
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply Vinegar
  4. Apply detergent mix
  5. Absorb
  6. Apply warm water
  7. Absorb

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Soil

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Ammonia – (Clear) 2tbs to 1lt of cold water

PROCEDURE

  1. Apply detergent mix
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply ammonia mix
  4. Absorb
  5. Apply detergent mix
  6. Absorb
  7. Apply cold water
  8. Absorb

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Solder

Due to the specific compound of the solder, this stain needs to be assessed by an expert.

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Soot

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Solvent – Used in conjunction with dry-cleaning as a spot remover

PROCEDURE

  1. Work in solvent to carpet using clean cloth.
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply detergent mix
  4. Absorb
  5. Apply warm water
  6. Absorb

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Soya Sauce

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Ammonia – (Clear) 2tbs to 1lt of cold water

PROCEDURE

  1. Apply detergent mix
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply ammonia mix
  4. Absorb
  5. Apply detergent mix
  6. Absorb
  7. Apply cold water
  8. Absorb

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Starch

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Ammonia – (Clear) 2tbs to 1lt of cold water

PROCEDURE

  1. Apply detergent mix
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply ammonia mix
  4. Absorb
  5. Apply detergent mix
  6. Absorb
  7. Apply cold water
  8. Absorb

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Tea

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Vinegar – Only pure white 2tbs to 1ltr warm water

PROCEDURE

  1. Apply detergent mix
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply Vinegar
  4. Apply detergent mix
  5. Absorb
  6. Apply warm water
  7. Absorb

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Tooth Paste

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Ammonia – (Clear) 2tbs to 1lt of cold water

PROCEDURE

  1. Apply detergent mix
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply ammonia mix
  4. Absorb
  5. Apply detergent mix
  6. Absorb
  7. Apply cold water
  8. Absorb

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Urine (Dry)

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Vinegar – Only pure white 2tbs to 1ltr warm water
Ammonia – (Clear) 2tbs to 1lt of cold water

PROCEDURE

  1. Apply detergent mix
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply vinegar
  4. Absorb
  5. Apply Ammonia
  6. Absorb
  7. Apply detergent mix
  8. Absorb
  9. Apply warm water
  10. Absorb

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Urine (Wet)

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Ammonia – (Clear) 2tbs to 1lt of cold water

PROCEDURE

  1. Apply detergent mix
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply Ammonia
  4. Absorb
  5. Apply detergent mix
  6. Absorb
  7. Apply cold water
  8. Absorb

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Vomit

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Vinegar – Only pure white 2tbs to 1ltr warm water
Ammonia – (Clear) 2tbs to 1lt of cold water

PROCEDURE

  1. Apply detergent mix
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply vinegar
  4. Absorb
  5. Apply Ammonia
  6. Absorb
  7. Apply warm water
  8. Absorb

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Wax (Candle)

REQUIRMENTS

Absorbing cloth
Solvent – Used in conjunction with dry-cleaning as a spot remover

PROCEDURE

  1. The wax needs to be solid so the best option is to freeze using ice cubes.
  2. Using a hammer or other blunt tool shatter the wax
  3. vacuum the debris
  4. Apply solvent using a clean cloth
  5. Allow a few minutes to elapse
  6. Absorb
  7. Repeat if necessary

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.cleaning tips

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Wax Paste

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Solvent – Used in conjunction with dry-cleaning as a spot remover

PROCEDURE

  1. Work in solvent to carpet using clean cloth.
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply detergent mix
  4. Absorb
  5. Apply warm water
  6. Absorb

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.carpet cleaning

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Wine

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Vinegar – Only pure white 2tbs to 1ltr warm water

PROCEDURE

  1. Apply detergent mix
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply Vinegar
  4. Apply detergent mix
  5. Absorb
  6. Apply warm water
  7. Absorb

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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White Glue

REQUIRMENTS

Detergent Mix – 1ts detergent (gentle) to ½ pint of warm water
Absorbing cloth
Ammonia – (Clear) 2tbs to 1lt of cold water

PROCEDURE

  1. Apply detergent mix
  2. Absorb
  3. Apply Ammonia
  4. Absorb
  5. Apply detergent mix
  6. Absorb
  7. Apply cold water
  8. Absorb

 

Warning: Solvent can cause damage! Carpet fabric and upholstery can be damaged if the solvent is not applied via a cloth, rag or none dyed paper towel. In the unlikely event of carpet or upholstery damage, derived by following these web based instructions, the cleaning agent 007 cannot be held responsible.

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Hot Water Extraction
(Steam Cleaning)

The Hot Water Extraction is also known by a more dated title. Ironically, Steam Cleaning uses no steam in its cleaning process. Pure steam comprises of a dry heat which is unable to penetrate the dirt on encrusted fabrics. (p20)

Process:

  1. Using high pressure a hot cleaning solution is applied to the carpet. This is quickly removed via a vacuum.
  2. The remaining dirty solution is finally transferred to a recovery tank.

Advantages:

  1. Flushing out extensive quantities of soil and dirt.
  2. It is the preferred method of leading fibre producers and carpet manufacturers. Some of the highly respected companies include: Allied Signal, Dupont, Monsanto, Mohawk, Queen, Shaw and World.
  3. Because this method removes large amounts of dirt and contaminants it is also favoured by EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification).

Important Note
In order to retain warranty coverage for most high quality carpets (extended appearance and texture retention) it is recommended to clean every 6-12 months

BONNET TECHNIQUE (DRY CLEANING)

Process:

  1. A spray (a mixture of cleaning solution and carbonated water) is gently applied to the carpet.
  2. An absorbent pad attached to a circular rotating buffer sweeps the carpet.
  3. The pad is changed as it picks up dirt and the process is repeated.

Advantages

  1. Low quantity of moisture.
  2. Quick drying time.
  3. Cleans 1/3 of the carpet pile with excellent results.

Disclaimer: This method is not recommended as a thorough clean. Due to the lack of agitation it is primarily aimed as an interim clean.

 

‘DUST OUST’

An alternative to the intensive clean is a ‘Dust Oust’. With our powerful vacuum cleaners we remove all the shallow dirt contaminants such as dry soil, dry skin, dust mites and pollen. The main advantage of this method is the price which is far less than the extensive cleaning process. We can have your upholstered fabric looking fantastic without pulling on the purse strings.

 

Before buying leather furniture we recommend you familiarise yourself with certain aspects of the fabric e.g. the cleaning process, the various dyes and finishes and its evolution.

ADVANTAGES OF LEATHER

1. Fire resistant.
2. Durable from heat and sun.
3. Will not crack or peel.
4. Retains colour better than other upholstered fabrics.
5. Has an ageless/timeless quality.

When purchasing a leather suite it is highly recommended to treat it with a stain protector, this will prolong the longevity.

 

Returning your leather furniture to its former glory requires intensive cleaning. Afterwards we apply a refinishing cream to protect it from the daily mishaps which furniture is prone to.

You will be amazed by the results!

RUG CLEANING

THE FIGHT AGAINST SPOTS AND STAINS

No matter how much you try to prevent it, spots and stains will inevitably dirty your rugs and carpets. With the help of F.K. Domestic you’ll be able to protect and remove unwanted marks.

As there are so many variants it makes it very difficult to predict the make-up of the stain. This is why most carpet fibres are laced with a protective finish. Unfortunately its effectiveness dissipates with age, so the older the carpet the greater risk of fibre spoil.

These protective finishes or fibre shields are not resistant to all stains. Hot drinks and animal urine are common culprits for carpet damage. Vibrant colour products such as mustard, tomato sauce and red wine are particularly stubborn and could affect the fibres hue

 

SHAMPOO CARPET CLEANING TECHNIQUE

Process:

  1. Foaming cleaning solution is applied to the surface of the carpet via a motorised circular brush.
  2. Solution is then vigorously scrubbed into the carpet
  3. Left to dry (This technique involves a long drying time 2-6 hours)
  4. Vacuum shampoo residue.

Advantages:

  1. Uses intense agitation (stir or shake vigorously)
  2. Excellent for cleaning highly soiled low pile carpeting (commercial and domestic)
  3. Excludes extraction in its cleaning process. (p24)

    CLEANING TECHNIQUE FOR CURTAINS/DRAPES

HOT WATER EXTRACTION (CLEAN STEAMING)

DRY SOLVENT CLEANING

Process:

  1. Ventilate room. Make sure all windows are fully open.
  2. Cleaner will don protective clothing and equipment: Tyvex suit and gloves, a mask and goggles.
  3. Using spray jets the chemicals are directed upwards and released as a fine droplet mist.

Advantages:

  1. Excellent results.
  2. Removes encrusted dirt as well as surface stains.

Disclaimer: Despite this method being the preferred technique by professional cleaners it would be remiss of us not to inform the client of a slight risk to the fabric. Due to using solvent chemicals there is a small chance of shrinkage.

KNOW YOUR MATTRESS

The modern home protects us from the elements but certain features such as central heating and double glazing allow microscopic filth to thrive. The human body sheds thousands of dead skin cells which line our mattresses and nourish dust mites and bacteria. When we sleep we inhale these pollutants not to mention dust mite excrement which are why allergies, eczema and asthma are commonplace ailments. Cleaning your mattress on a regular basis is the best method to combat these problems.

Alternative Method: If you have the time and wherewithal you could drag your mattress outside and expel the dust mites and dirt by repeated beatings. By today’s standards this is an archaic approach and modern techniques are far more effective.

Changing your sheets is not a protective measure. It’s like using a doily to protect you from the rain. Dust mites are made up of micro particles and will eventually work their way from the sheet to the mattress. All airways and opens sores are prone to ‘invasion’.

PETS, THE STAINS, THE SMELLS, THE ROMAVLS

Pets make great companions but urine and odour can be a real annoyance. This can be especially true during the ‘training’ stage before your animal is housebroken. Even mature, well trained animals can have accidents. So when you discover a urine stain don’t despair!

Disclaimer: Just as the composition of human urine is dependant on various factors, so is animal urine e.g. the animal’s age, its state of health, sex, reproductive cycles, diet and medication. It is important to note that not all urine stains can be completely removed. (p26)

Effective Technique for Urine-Damaged Areas:

  1. Absorb target stain with white paper towel (plain – never coloured).
  2. Apply solution (1 cup lukewarm water, ¼ ts of a liquid dishwashing detergent) to target stain. NOTE: Detergent must not be used in conjunction with bleach and lanolin. Do not use automatic dishwashing detergent or laundry detergent.
  3. Apply detergent and absorb with moist paper towel (warm water). Repeat process until stain is removed or stain residue is eliminated.
  4. Apply secondary solution (1 cup white vinegar, 2 cups water).
  5. Absorb the target stain.
  6. Finally blanket the target stain with half a dozen sheets of paper towel, add a paperweight (any heavy object) o apply pressure. Repeat process using fresh paper towels until area is dry.

 

Because the composition in urine differs the reaction with various carpet fibres may not be so straight forward to predict. To combat the unwanted stain various factors must be taken into consideration; specific dyes, types of finish etc. It is also important to note the time between the ‘accident’ occurring and discovery. If it is immediate it won’t have time to soak but if it is months old the damage could be irreversible. On contact with urine various dyes may run or change the colour of the fabric. This could be immediate or slowly develop over time (spotting). Carpet colours such as beige are made up of various colour elements. Beige is a combination of blue, red and yellow. When pet urine comes into contact with beige fibres it corrodes the blue dye and leaves an orange/red mark.

Pet urine can be horribly destructive to carpets. Sustained moisture can cause the backing material to separate and cause seams to detach.

Probably the most unpleasant aspect of urine stains is the odour. This is especially prevalent with pet cats. The source of the odour is the stain and unless it is completely removed a degree of odour will inevitably remain. There are many products on the market to combat this problem but many of them merely scent the odour which is only a temporary solution.

ENZYMES TO THE RESCUE (p27)
An enzyme is a substance which encourages a chemical reaction. Certain enzymes have been modified to combat urine odour. Although these products are available to the public (pet stores, veterinary clinics) it should be handled by a professional carpet cleaner.

In extreme cases the odour may be too entrenched. We recommend substituting the stained section with a new piece of carpet. This technique is preferable to replacing the entire carpet and saves the client a hefty fee. If the damage is excessive you may have to replace the inner cushion and perhaps the sub flooring. To combat this problem various carpet manufactures have produced ‘backings’ designed to hold excess leakage. For further information contact a reputable carpet dealer.

OUSTING PET ODOUR

This procedure produces excellent results!

Protective Treatments: Carpet and Fabric.
Stains form at different speeds and a protective treatment can help delay this process.

After the initial clean there are a host or protective treatments that can be applied. These include treatments to:

  1. Control dust mites and other unwanted pests.
  2. Reduce the risk of asthma and allergies.
  3. Remove foul odour.
  4. Reduce static.
  5. Control moths.
  6. Protect against stains.

Asthma: Protecting your family from possible respiratory problems.

We have an excellent success rate. Our clinically approved treatment is completely toxin free giving you and your family peace-of-mind.

Ousting Odour

Anti-Static Treatment

Static can be a real annoyance. Not only does it attract dust but it can cause minor electric shocks. Static is caused when there is a large build-up of positively charged particles. This is especially true in dry atmospheres; offices with little or poor ventilation as well as centrally heated areas. Static is more common during the winter months because of the dry insulated air.

Anti-Moth Treatment

PROTECTING CARPETS AND FABRICS

MITE AND FLEA PROTECTION

HOW TO BEAT WATER DAMAGE

We knows the trauma that water damage can cause. Here are a few tips that can help in a crisis:

  1. Absorb as much excess water as possible (either by mopping or sweeping).
  2. All furniture should be dried down.
  3. Furniture bases should be raised to avoid contact with water and allowed to dry.
  4. Curtains and drapes should also be raised to avoid contact with water and allowed to dry. We suggest threading them through a sturdy coat hanger and suspending it off the curtain rod.
  5. All rugs, throws and mats should be removed and hung to dry.
  6. It is important to expose all drawers and furniture doors to the air. This will accelerate the drying process and stop the onset of mould.
  7. All ornaments should be dried. Books, photos, prints, pictures and paintings all removed to a safe dry environment.
  8. Excess water can be removed using a specifically designed vacuum cleaner. WARNING: Do not use an everyday domestic vacuum cleaner unless it has been modified for water extraction.
  9. Always turn off electricity and avoid using electrical appliances whilst in a wet environment. Assess the extent of waterlog before returning power.
  10. Seek professional help before up-heaving a carpet. If it has been tacked down you could destroy the backing. (p33)

We want to prevent the build-up of mould and mildew. Our specialists will set up ‘air movers’ to accelerate the drying time. These machines churn out large quantities of air, blanketing floors, walls and carpets. If the onsite air is humid, commercial dehumidifiers will be utilised to ease the atmosphere.

Water damage can occur at any time which is why our emergency team are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will help improve your environment with services that deal with carpet odour, mildew, sanitization and dirt and water removal.

 

THE NIGHTMARE OF ALLERGIES

Itchy eyes, sneezing fits and restricted breathing are just a few of the horrible symptoms associated with allergies. One of the most common causes is the dreaded dust mite. This microscopic pest is the bane of many people’s lives and because they feed off our dead skin cells they thrive everywhere we rest e.g. sofas, armchairs, mattresses and carpets. This is a threat that needs to be taken seriously! If ignored it could lead to respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis and mucus membrane inflammation as well as skin ailments such as eczema and dermatitis. If you wake up with rhinitis, headaches, sinus pain and even fatigue it could be an allergic reaction to the dreaded dust mite. (p34)

BEATING THE ALLERGIES

Domestic recommends keeping an ‘allergy diary’ so you can record relevant information such as symptoms, location and severity. We also suggest you consult your doctor as he may wish to intervene.

If allergies persist there are various preventative steps you can take to control the allergens. It is best to tackle one room at a time and always begin where the sufferer spends the most time (usually the bedroom).

  1. Wash all bed sheets (including pillow cases) and curtains.
  2. Thoroughly dust and vacuum.
  3. Clean all windows including sills and frames.
  4. Clean hard-flooring with wet mop.

We strongly recommend you have the target room carpet cleaned by professionals. They can apply a protective allergen treatment. Procedure should be repeated every 6 months.

Bedroom Allergies

We can spend up to eight hours a night sleeping. This makes the bedroom the most used room in the house. Excessive quantities of dust mites can be found in mattresses and pillows etc. Here are a series of tips to control the risk of allergens:

  1. Use special ‘allergen-impermeable’ sheets to cover your pillow. Pillows should be replaced every year and washed (in very hot water) at least every 2 weeks.
  2. Mattresses should be professionally cleaned every 6 months using the ‘extraction’ method.
  3. Neutralising spray should be applied between cleans to reduce the level of allergens.

Living-Area Allergies

Keeping your home clean and free from allergens is by no means an easy task. Even the most immaculate rooms can have dirt encrusted deep into the carpet fibres and upholstered fabrics. This is why professional cleaning on a regular basis is essential for the health and wellbeing of you and your family. The frequency of this process should be based on:

  1. The number of family members.
  2. Pets
  3. Smoking (cigarettes, cigars and pipes).
  4. Outside environment (dusty, sandy etc).

Great Tips for Allergy Prevention:

  1. All carpets, upholstered furniture, throws, rugs and mattresses should be professionally cleaned on a regular basis.
  2. When cleaning carpets make sure the vacuum cleaner is fitted with a HEPA filter.
  3. Regularly vacuum upholstered furniture
  4. Prolonged damp can damage carpets, never let this extend to over 24 hours.
  5. Often ignored, window sills and frames should be frequently cleaned and dried.
  6. Often ignored, ceilings, fans and light fixtures should be frequently cleaned (once a month).
  7. Only use washable rugs near front and back doors as they are more likely to attract dust and dirt (wash once a month).
  8. Clean hard-flooring with wet mop (weekly basis).