Carpet stains come in all shapes, sizes and colors and they all make your yacht’s flooring look worn and dirty. Whether from everyday wear and tear or a clumsy party guest, stains happen.
There are many tips and tricks for removing carpet stains. Mega Yacht Cleaning offers this guide on how-to tackle the next spot that appears on your carpet.
General Carpet Stains
Here are some basic tips to get you started:
Getting Specific – Water Based Stains
Water based stains are rather common, they can be anything from soda or juice to certain foods or mud. The best way to remove these stains is to get to them early and use a simple cleaning solution. Make a solution by adding a quarter teaspoon of cleaner like white vinegar or a non-bleach detergent to 32 ounces of water. Apply the solution, blot dry, rinse and repeat as necessary. Remember, although it may be tempting, never scrub!
Some water based stains can be tricky; these include chocolate, coffee, wine, and anything else with a deep, staining color. In this case, make a cleaning solution of 1 tablespoon of ammonia mixed with 1 cup of water. If you have wool carpets, stick to detergent and water. If you have a polypropylene carpet, you can use one part bleach to five parts water.
If you are not sure what type of carpet you have, check with the manufacturer or call a professional carpet cleaner to assess and remove the stain.
Oil And Grease Stains
Oil based stains can be very tough to remove by yourself. Oil based stains are things like foods cooked in oil and butter, make up, and the dreaded candle wax. Water based cleaning solutions won’t work on oil stains (oil and water don’t mix). A professional cleaner will utilize specialty cleaners and equipment to quickly and effectively remove the stain, but there are some things you can try yourself.
First, if the stain is fresh, continually blot it with fresh paper towels to remove as much oil as possible. Next, place a paper towel on the grease or oil stain. Take an iron and set it to warm and then iron over the paper towel. The heat should soak the oil up into the paper towel. You may need to repeat this process with a clean paper towel several times.
Rubbing alcohol is sometimes effective for dissolving certain oil stains, allowing them to be blotted up. As with any cleaning solution, always test an inconspicuous area of carpeting first.
Mega Yacht Cleaning provides a full range of services for yacht owners, including full service carpet cleaning, repair, and installation. Call Mega Yacht Cleaning today at 954-448-8899 and find out how we can help your yacht look brand new for as long as you own it.