Choosing your own furniture and carpeting can be a wonderful fun experience to add to a room in your house however there is bound to be times when your carpets and furniture will get spills or stains on them. There are ways to prevent these spills from becoming stains, and even ways to get stains out. If you have pets and children, then accidents are bound to happen so it is best to be prepared just in case. You must read a reliable carpet cleaner review as well, so you know the best solution if you need help with carpet stains.
Begin with a clear set of rules that everyone in the family is expected to follow and be sure that it is followed consistently. In our family, prevention is the key. We have a rule that if you have food or drink, it is not taken out of the kitchen, dining room or table. No eating in the living room or family room. Drinks are to be poured over the sink and not where they can spill onto the floor, and not while standing with the refrigerator door opened, where spilling in the fridge could occur. We open jars and cans on the countertop in the kitchen as well. There is no taking it to the table, where it can spill on the chairs, floors or tablecloth. Then each family member is to wipe down the counter after they work, spill or not!
Everybody in our household has been trained in what they need to do in case a stain, regardless of all precautions does occur. We have 3 dogs, and for pet accidents, we keep a cleaning solution right under the kitchen sink, to be used immediately when the accident is first spotted. Damage control we call it! We first take a paper towel and soak up as much of the moisture as possible, then immediately follow up with the solution. This can prevent the stain from setting and the absorption of any bad odors as well.
A note of caution: keep cleaning solutions out of reach of small children and always childproof where they are stored! You can never be too careful!
We treat the stains that get on clothing with very strong stain removers before we wash them. Sometimes we use spray and wash, other times something stronger and even commercial strength cleaning solution depending on how bad the stain it. Take note that if you do not get the entire stain on after washing, then you may need to pre treat and then wash it again before drying! If you dry it in the clothes dryer without the stain all the way removed, it will become a lot more difficult to ever get the stain out! I am not sure why this is, although I have washed 20 years of our children’s clothes and have found this to be the rule!
There are many products and techniques to get stains out of fabric of different kinds, so do take precautions and read the label and instructions on any products you choose because one particular solution is not the answer for all materials and types of fabrics.