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DIY Spot and Stain Removal Guide

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  With the combination of the stain removal guide below and the free bottle of EcoClean Spotter you received with your visit can get out virtually all household spills and stains by yourself! Please call a professional if repeated attempts are unsuccessful.

 

 

 

This spot and stain removal guide requires only common household items such as liquid hand soap, hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, ammonia, white paper towels and a white towel.

 

ACETONE Stain Removal

Acetone is the priority ingredient in several non-oily fingernail polishes and removers.
The acetone evaporates at a very high rate and is extremely flammable. Acetone will
Dissolve acetate carpet fibers.

Blot the affected area with a solution of 1tsp. (no more) of home liquid hand soap
Per cup of hot tap water.
Blot the hot tap water/ soap solution with a white towel
Blot dry the affected area with a dry white towel

Because Acetone is such a strong solvent if it penetrated into the backing of the carpet the carpet may

buckle up and come unglued. A carpet professional may be required to re-glue the carpet or replace

the damaged area.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

ACNE MEDICINE  Stain Removal

Most over the counter acne medications and several other medications contain a chemical called Benzoyl
Peroxide which will eventually form Hydrogen Peroxide, this can and will leave bleach spots in carpet.

Blot with odorless mineral spirits on a white towel
Do not pour directly on to the carpet or you will destroy the latex glue holding the primary and secondary
backing together
Blot with a solution of 1tsp. (no more) of home liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water
Blot with a solution of 2Tbs. of household ammonia per cup of hot tap water
Blot with a solution of 1 Cup of WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of hot tap water
Blot with hot tap water using a white towel
Blot dry with a white towel

Repeat if necessary, A carpet professional may be required to re-dye any bleached out areas.
If the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

ALCOHOL  Stain Removal

Blot dry with a WHITE absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

BALL POINT PEN INK  Stain Removal

Soak up all remaining ink on the affected surface with dry white UNPRINTED paper towels
Blot with a light amount of an Acetone-based nail polish remover OR
use the Ecoclean General Spotter on a white towel
Do not pour the Acetone-based nail polish remover directly on the carpet or you will destroy the
latex glue holding the primary and secondary backing together.
Blot with a solution of 1/4 cup liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water
Blot with hot tap water with a white towel
Blot with a solution of 2 Tbs. of HOUSEHOLD ammonia per cup of hot tap water
Blot with a solution of 1 cup of WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of hot tap water
Blot with hot tap water with a white towel
Then apply a one-inch layer of UNPRINTED paper towels to the affected area
and weigh down with a flat heavy object and remove after 24 hours

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

BEER  Stain Removal

Blot dry the affected area with a WHITE absorbent towel.
If a large quantity of liquid is present, use a one-inch layer of white UNPRINTED paper towels
to the affected area and weigh down with a flat heavy object and remove after 24 hours
Blot the area with a solution of 1 tsp. liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water with a white towel
Blot with a solution of 2 Tsp. of HOUSEHOLD ammonia per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 1 cup of WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water using a White towel.
Apply a one-inch layer of white UNPRINTED paper towels to the affected area and
Weigh down with a flat heavy object and remove after 24 hours.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

BERRY STAIN Removal

Blot the affected area with a WHITE absorbent towel.
If a large amount of berry juice is present, use a one-inch layer of white UNPRINTED paper towels
to the affected area and weigh down with a flat heavy object and remove after 24 hours before
trying to remove the stain.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 2 Tbs. of HOUSEHOLD ammonia per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 1 cup of WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of hot water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Apply a one-inch layer of white UNPRINTED paper towels to the affected area and weigh down
with a flat heavy object and remove after 24 hours.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.
BHT YELLOWING  Stain Removal

BHT (Butylated Hydroxy-Toluene) is a preservative used in rebond pad (and bread).
With stain-resistant nylon carpet sometimes BHT turns the carpet yellow especially under
throw rugs under low-lying furniture and in closets.
Apply a solution of 10% Citric Acid (1 pound per gallon of hot tap water).
Citric Acid is available at drugstores. Leave overnight. Vacuum.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

BLEACH  Stain Removal

Permanent color damage will occur except on most solution-dyed fibers. Bleach will dissolve wool.
Blot dry the affected area with a WHITE absorbent towel.
To neutralize the bleach with an anti-chlor make a pint of hot water containing 2 ounces
of White Wash (obtainable in most local discount stores and fabric stores).
Pour the solution directly onto the affected area and work in.
Blot with a solution of 1/4 cup liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water with a white towel

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

BLOOD  Stain Removal

Blot dry with a dry WHITE absorbent towel.
Blot with a solution of 2 Tbs. of HOUSEHOLD ammonia per cup of hot tap water.
If not fully removed apply household Hydrogen Peroxide (the 3% drugstore variety) to the stain and
blot with hot tap water using a white towel.
CAUTION: Sometimes the Hydrogen Peroxide will bleach out the carpet fibers.
Apply a one-inch layer of white UNPRINTED paper towels to the affected area and weigh down
with a flat heavy object and remove after 24 hours.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

BUTTER  Stain Removal

Scrape up residue.
Blot with odorless mineral spirits or use the Ecoclean General Spotter on a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. of liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 2 Tbs. of HOUSEHOLD ammonia per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 1 cup of white vinegar per 2 cups of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

CALCIUM CHLORIDE ICE MELT SNOW SALT MELTING COMPOUND  Stain Removal

If the affected area is dry, thoroughly vacuum first. If wet blot dry with a dry WHITE absorbent towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 cup of WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of water.
Blot with hot tap water with a white towel.
Blot dry the affected area with a WHITE absorbent towel
Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

CARBON BLACK / FINGERPRINT DUST / DRY PHOTOCOPIER TONER / SOOT  Stain Removal

It is EXTREMELY important that you NOT get this type of material wet initially. The results will not be
the same.
Vacuum thoroughly until you see no more.
Vacuum again.
Please note to clean the vacuum brush when finished.
Blot the affected area with odorless mineral spirits or use the Ecoclean General Spotter on a white towel.
Blot the affected area with a solution of 1tsp. liquid hand dish soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Blot dry with a dry white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

CARBON PAPER Stain Removal

Blot with odorless mineral spirits or use the Ecoclean General Spotter on a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Repeat.
Blot dry with a WHITE absorbent towel.
PLEASE NOTE: Some carbon paper inks are more readily removed with Alcohol than with
dry cleaning fluid

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

CHALK  Stain Removal

Chalk is Calcium Carbonate.
Carpenter’s chalk is simply chalk with a pigment dye added for visibility,
but is usually impossible to remove.
First thoroughly vacuum.
Chalk is readily soluble in mild acid.
Blot with a solution of 1 cup of WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of hot tap water.
If any stain from carpenter’s chalk is left blot with Ecoclean General Spotter and a white towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

CHEWING GUM  Stain Removal

Place several ice cubes in a plastic bag and press against the chewing gum
so that it gets brittle and can be pulled or broken off.
Small bits can be cut out.

For any remaining gum, blot with odorless mineral spirits or Ecoclean General Spotter on a white towel.
Scrape up residue.
Re-clean with the General Spotter.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

CHOCOLATE / CREME DE MENTHE  Stain Removal

Scrape off excess and absorb.
Blot with hot tap water with a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 2 Tbs. of HOUSEHOLD ammonia per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. of liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with lukewarm water with a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 cup of WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of hot tap water.
Blot dry with a dry WHITE absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

CLAY / RED CLAY  Stain Removal

Thoroughly vacuum.
If from a flower pot,
Blot with a solution of 1 cup of WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of hot tap water.
Blot dry with a dry WHITE absorbent towel.
Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

COFFEE / TEA  Stain Removal

Blot affected area with a WHITE absorbent towel.
Blot the area with the Ecoclean General Spotter and a white towel.
Blot dry with a white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

COLA DRINK / SOFT DRINK  Stain Removal

A soft drink spill is usually deep into the backing and can be a major problem.
Blot dry with a dry WHITE towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water with a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 cup of WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Blot dry with a white absorbent towel.
Apply a one-inch layer of white UNPRINTED paper towels to the affected area and
weigh down with a flat heavy object and remove after 24 hours.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

COUGH MEDICINE OR SYRUP / VITAMIN (LIQUID) CHILDREN’S MEDICINE  Stain Removal

Blot with Alcohol until totally removed.
Blot with a solution of 1/4 cup of liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Blot dry with a WHITE towel.
Apply a one-inch layer of white UNPRINTED paper towels to the affected area and
Weigh down with a flat heavy object and remove after 24 hours.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

CRAYON  Stain Removal

For upholstery stain, press transparent tape against the crayon marks to remove them.
Scrape loose crayon off and pick up large pieces.
Vacuum thoroughly WITHOUT brush agitation.
Blot with odorless mineral spirits or Ecoclean General Spotter and a white towel.
Any remaining color can usually be removed by blotting with Alcohol.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

DANDRUFF SHAMPOO  Stain Removal

Frequently contains sulfur compounds which may turn the fibers permanently brown.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Blot dry with a white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

Duco® CEMENT  Stain Removal

Blot with odorless mineral spirits or Ecoclean General Spotter and a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and white towel.
Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

EGG (RAW)  Stain Removal

Immediately scrape off all excess.
Blot dry with a dry WHITE absorbent towel.
Blot with a solution of 1tsp. liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 cup of WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Apply a one-inch layer of white UNPRINTED paper towels to the affected area and
weigh down with a flat heavy object and remove after 24 hours.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

ETHER  Stain Removal

CAUTION- Ether is extremely flammable and will severely damage the integrity of the carpet backing.
Blot dry with a dry WHITE absorbent towel.

CAUTION- Towel will be extremely flammable until it has dried. Place outside of home.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

FABRIC SOFTENER  Stain Removal

Blot dry with a WHITE absorbent towel.
Blot with Alcohol.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 cup of WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of hot tap water.
Apply a one-inch layer of white UNPRINTED paper towels to the affected area and
weigh down with a flat heavy object and remove after 24 hours.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

FOOD COLORING / KOOL-AID/ TANG / POPSICLE  Stain Removal

For dry food dyes such as some Easter egg dye powders, THOROUGHLY vacuum before proceeding with any wet techniques.
Blot with Alcohol.
Blot with solution of 1 tsp. liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 cup WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of hot tap water
Apply a one-inch layer of white UNPRINTED paper towels to the affected area and
weigh down with a flat heavy object and remove after 24 hours.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

FUEL OIL / GASOLINE / KEROSENE  Stain Removal

If heavily spilled on upholstery or into the backing and pad of a carpet elimination of the odor is very
difficult.
Pad or filler material will have to be replaced.

Blot dry with odorless mineral spirits or Ecoclean General Spotter and a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1/4 cup of liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Blot dry with a white absorbent towel.
Apply a one-inch layer of white UNPRINTED paper towels to the affected area and
weigh down with a flat heavy object and remove after 24 hours.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

FURNITURE POLISH  Stain Removal

If liquid, blot with odorless mineral spirits or Ecoclean General Spotter and a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and white towel.
Apply a one-inch layer of white UNPRINTED paper towels to the affected area and
weigh down with a flat heavy object and remove after 24 hours.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

FURNITURE STAIN Removal

If liquid, blot dry with a dry WHITE absorbent towel.
If down in the backing it is highly unlikely that you will get all of the stain out.
The fibers will probably be permanently stained.
If dry, blot with odorless mineral spirits or Ecoclean General Spotter and a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1/4 cup of liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Blot dry with a white absorbent towel.
Apply a one-inch layer of white UNPRINTED paper towels to the affected area and
weigh down with a flat heavy object and remove after 24 hours.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

GENITIAN VIOLET  Stain Removal

Blot with alcohol and a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and white towel.
Blot dry with white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

GRAPE JUICE  Stain Removal

If a heavy spill has occurred apply a one-inch layer of white UNPRINTED paper towels to the affected area and
weigh down with a flat heavy object and remove after 24 hours.
If any stain remains blot with a solution of 2 Tbs. of household ammonia per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Blot dry with white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.
GRAVY  Stain Removal

Scrape up remaining residue.
Blot with odorless mineral spirits or Ecoclean General Spotter and a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and white towel.
Blot with a solution of 2 Tbs. household ammonia per cup of hot tap water
Blot with a solution of 1 cup WHITE vinegar per 2 cups hot tap water.
Blot dry with a white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

GREASE (VEHICLE)  Stain Removal

Scrape up remaining residue.
Blot with odorless mineral spirits or Ecoclean General Spotter and a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.
HAIR DYE  Stain Removal

Hair dye is one of the most severe stains there is for carpet and can seldom be thoroughly removed completely.
Blot with alcohol and a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1/4 cup of liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 1 cup WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Replacement or removal of the stained carpet may be necessary.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

ICE CREAM  Stain Removal

Scrape up residue.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. liquid hand soap per cup of hot water.
Blot with a solution of 2 Tbs. of household ammonia per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 1 cup of WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

INK (INDIA)  Stain Removal

Blot with Ecoclean General Spotter and white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1/4 cup liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

INK (PERMANENT) / FELT TIP MARKERS  Stain Removal

Blot with an acetone-based nail polish remover or blot with Ecoclean General Spotter and a white towel.
Do not pour directly on the carpet or you will destroy the latex glue holding the primary and secondary
backing together.
Blot with a solution of 1/4 of a cup of liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

INK (WASHABLE)  Stain Removal

If a heavy spill of ink occurs, scrape up residue.
Blot dry with a white absorbent towel.
Blot with alcohol
Blot with acetone-based nail polish remover or blot with Ecoclean General Spotter and a white towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.
INSECTICIDES

Most insecticides permanently stain bleach or discolor carpet fibers with little chance of restoring the
carpet to the original color.
Vacuum thoroughly.
Blot with odorless mineral spirits or Ecoclean General Spotter and a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 2 Tbs. of HOUSEHOLD ammonia per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 1 cup WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

IODINE  Stain Removal

Blot dry with a white absorbent towel.
Blot with alcohol
Ecoclean General spotter will usually remove such stains.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

KETCHUP  Stain Removal

Scrape up remaining residue.
Apply a damp white towel to the affected area and weigh down with a flat heavy object and remove 12 hours later.
Scrape up any unabsorbed residue.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 1 cup WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Blot dry with a white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

LACQUER / LINSEED OIL  Stain Removal

If wet, absorb any liquid with dry white towels.
Scrape up any dried material.
Blot with an acetone-based nail polish remover.
Blot with odorless mineral spirits or Ecoclean General Spotter and a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 2 Tbs. of HOUSEHOLD ammonia per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel
Blot dry with an absorbent white towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.
LIPSTICK  Stain Removal

Scrape up any remaining residue.
Remove all loose material.
Blot with an Acetone-based nail polish remover.
Blot with odorless mineral spirits or Ecoclean General Spotter and a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 2 Tbs. of HOUSEHOLD ammonia per cup of hot tap water
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. of liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 1 cup WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of water.
Blot dry with a white absorbent towel.
Apply a one-inch layer of white UNPRINTED paper towels to the affected area and
weigh down with a flat heavy object and remove after 24 hours.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

MASCARA  Stain Removal

Blot with odorless mineral spirits or Ecoclean General Spotter and a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

MILDEW  Stain Removal

If the carpet is 100% solution dyed (polypropylene), spray bleach onto the mildewed area & leave 1 hour.
Blot with water
Dry blot with white towels.
CAUTION: Do not get on any other surfaces.

If not 100% solution dyed, blot the area with a solution of 1/4 cup of liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with solution of 2 Tbs. of HOUSEHOLD ammonia per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Blot dry with a white absorbent towel.

PLEASE NOTE: Black mildew on fabric indicates probable severe irreversible damage. Be extremely careful – the fabric is probably very weak.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

MILK  Stain Removal

If souring has occurred, professional treatment or removal of the affected section of the pad
will be necessary. Contact Ecoclean ASAP.

Blot dry with a white absorbent towel.
Blot with hot tap water and a white absorbent towel.
If heavy spill has occurred apply a one-inch layer of white UNPRINTED paper towels to the affected area and
weigh down with a flat heavy object and remove after 24 hours.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

MUCILAGE / MUCOUS  Stain Removal

Blot dry the affected area with a white absorbent towel.
Blot with a solution of 1/4 of a cup of liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 2 Tbs. of HOUSEHOLD ammonia per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water with a white absorbent towel.

If unsuccessful, a stronger solution may be required.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

MUSTDARD  Stain Removal

Because it contains a disperse dye, mustard is very difficult to totally remove, especially with polyester.

If the carpet is 100% solution dyed (polypropylene), scrape up residue
Spray bleach onto the stained area leave 1 hour blot with hot tap water
Blot with white towels.
CAUTION: Do not get on any other surfaces!

For other surfaces scrape off loose material.
Blot with a solution of 1/4 of a cup of liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 1 cup of WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

NAIL POLISH  Stain Removal

Blot with an acetone-based nail polish remover.
Blot with odorless mineral spirits or Ecoclean General Spotter and a white absorbent towel.
Blot with a solution of 1/4 cup of liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 2 Tbs. of HOUSEHOLD ammonia per cup of hot tap water.

CAUTION: Amyl Acetate, Acetone and most nail polish removers are highly flammable
and dissolve acetate fibers.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

OIL (PETROLEUM)  Stain Removal

Blot with alcohol or Ecoclean General Spotter and a white absorbent towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 2 Tbsp. of HOUSEHOLD ammonia per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Blot dry with a white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.
ORANGE DRINK  Stain Removal

If a heavy spill has occurred, leave a weighted down moist towel on the spot for 12 hours.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. of liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Blot dry with a dry white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

PAINT (LATEX)  Stain Removal

If wet and on the surface of carpet, blot with hot tap water and a white absorbent towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 2 Tbs. of HOUSEHOLD ammonia per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 1 cup of WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of hot tap water.
Apply a one-inch layer of white UNPRINTED paper towels to the affected area and
weigh down with a flat heavy object and remove after 24 hours.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

PAINT (OIL BASED) / VARNISH  Stain Removal

If wet, blot dry with a white absorbent towel.
If dry, scrape up any remaining residue.
Blot with an acetone-based nail polish remover.
Blot with odorless mineral spirits or Ecoclean General Spotter and a white absorbent towel.
Blot with a solution of 1/4 cup of liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 2 Tbs. of Household ammonia per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Blot dry with a white absorbent towel.
Apply a one-inch layer of white UNPRINTED paper towels to the affected area and
weigh down with a flat heavy object and remove after 24 hours.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

PHENOL (1%)  Stain Removal

Blot with alcohol.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Blot dry with a dry white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

POTTING SOIL  Stain Removal

Let the affected area dry completely before treating.
Dry vacuum until all soil is properly removed.
Soil may contain some fertilizers and insecticides which often leave permanent stains.
Blot the area with a solution of 1 tsp. of liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white absorbent towel.
Blot dry with a white towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

RUBBER CEMENT Stain Removal

Scrape up any remaining residue.
Blot with an acetone-based nail polish remover.
Blot with odorless mineral spirits or Ecoclean General Spotter and a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. of liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Blot dry with a white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

RUST Stain Removal

Vacuum up any loose rust material.
Blot with a solution of 1 cup of WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of hot tap water.
Apply a one-inch layer of white UNPRINTED paper towels to the affected area and
weigh down with a flat heavy object and remove after 24 hours.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Blot dry with a dry white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

SHOE POLISH (LIQUID) Stain Removal

Blot dry with a white absorbent towel.
Blot with an acetone-based nail polish remover.
Blot with odorless mineral spirits or Ecoclean General Spotter and a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. of liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 2 Tbs. of HOUSEHOLD ammonia per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

SHOE POLISH (WAX OR PASTE) Stain Removal

Scrape up any remaining residue.
Blot with an acetone-based nail polish remover
Blot with odorless mineral spirits or Ecoclean General Spotter and a white towel.
Blot dry with white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.
Silly Putty® Stain Removal

Scrape up any remaining residue.
Blot the affected area with alcohol on a white towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.
SOIL FILTRATION LINES Stain Removal

These areas are the black or darkened areas along the baseboard around furnace vents etc.
This is caused from air movement where extremely fine soil is deposited on the fibers as the air
moves under walls, closed doors, etc.
It is extremely difficult if not impossible to thoroughly remove soil filtration lines from very light carpet.
These particular lines are especially common in homes where candles are used and where a fireplace
is frequently used.

Very thoroughly vacuum.
Blot with odorless mineral spirits or Ecoclean General Spotter and a white absorbent towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. of liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and white towel.
Blot dry with a white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

URINE Stain Removal

Scrape up any remaining residue.
Blot the area with a white absorbent towel saturated in white vinegar.
Then apply a white absorbent towel heavily saturated with white vinegar to the affected area
and weigh down with a flat heavy object and remove after 12 hours.

Severe cases involving urine will require pad replacement, cleaning and deodorizing the backing,
cleaning and deodorizing and sealing the underlayment.

Ecoclean Vets Trust is designed to remove pet odor.

PLEASE NOTE: On wool, urine frequently bleaches out the dyes especially if not immediately treated.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.
VOMIT Stain Removal

PLEASE NOTE: Vomit is strongly acidic and can severely stain carpet and upholstery.

Blot dry with a white absorbent towel.
Blot with hot tap water using a white towel.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. of liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 1 cup of WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of hot tap water.
Blot dry with a white absorbent towel.
Apply a one-inch layer of white UNPRINTED paper towels to the affected area and
weigh down with a flat heavy object and remove after 24 hours.
Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.
WATER COLORS Stain Removal

Blot dry with a white absorbent towel.
Blot with alcohol. Blot with a solution of 2 Tbs. of HOUSEHOLD ammonia per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. of liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 1 cup of WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

WAX (CANDLE / PARAFFIN)  Stain Removal

On nylon carpet only place a white towel on the affected area.
Heat and iron to medium and set on the towel for thirty seconds.
Move the towel as needed to lift the wax.
USE CAUTION: This procedure can damage the carpet if not done very cautiously.
If unable to use the above hot iron technique blot with an Acetone-based nail polish remover.
Blot with odorless mineral spirits or use Ecoclean General Spotter and a white towel
Blot with a solution of 1 tsp. of liquid hand soap per cup of hot tap water.
Blot with a solution of 1 cup of WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of hot tap water.
Blot with hot tap water and a white towel.
Blot dry with a white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.

WINDOW CLEANER / GLASS CLEANER Stain Removal

Irreversible bleaching can occur with some window cleaners especially in bright sunlight.
Blot with Alcohol.
Blot dry with white absorbent towel.

Repeat if necessary, if the stain persists please call the Ecoclean carpet cleaning team at (630)-410-2043
for further assistance.