How to Handle Spills on Your Fine Rugs

It is important to treat spills both promptly and correctly. Please use the following tips to minimize damage to your fine rugs in the event of a spill. For professional cleaning please contact us.


Stain Type What to Do
Chocolate, Egg, Fruit, Glue, Gravy, Blood Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.
Coffee or Tea Blot up the surplus spillage. Use detergent solution, and follow with vinegar. Work from the outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time and blotting up with dry cloths frequently.
Liquid Foods Blot up the surplus spillage. Use detergent solution, starting at the outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time and blotting up with dry cloths frequently.
Milk, Soft Drinks Blot up the surplus spillage. Use detergent solution starting at the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.
Perfume, Alcohol/Wines, Urine Blot up the surplus spillage. Use detergent/vinegar solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time and blotting up with dry cloths frequently.

Detergent Types Instructions
1. Detergent Solution One teaspoon mild dish washing liquid to 1 pint of warm water
2. Detergent/Vinegar Solution Add one teaspoon of pure white vinegar to the detergent solution
3. Ammonia Solution One tablespoon of household ammonia to one cup or warm water. (Refrain from using a stronger ammonia solution on wool rugs.)

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