Whether it’s the hustle and bustle of daily life or good old-fashioned clumsiness, there is nothing you can do to prevent accidents. Have you ever had an entire punch bowl spill in a ballroom or an urn of coffee drop on the carpet?
Well, we have assisted with many of these situations! So if you ever find your hotel in one of these sticky situations follow these easy steps to help you and your staff clean up juice (orange, grape, apple, and more) stains to keep your carpet clean and spot-free!
Juice Spill and Spot Removal
If your guest spills juice in the middle of your lobby carpet, hallway, guestroom, banquet floor, etc. don’t panic and follow these steps!
Step 1: Act Quickly!
Delayed reaction time may cause the spill to become a permanent stain. Blot the affected area with a dry, white absorbent cloth or paper towels.
Step 2: Pretest Solutions
Disclaimer: Pretest any spot removal solution in a small, hard to see area before using to treat the spill. If you don’t, you could wind up damaging or ruining the carpet or fabric. Watch for color transfer to the cloth or any damage to the carpet. If a change or damage occurs, try a different solution.
*Solution opinions are listed below!
After testing these solutions on a small area, use one on the spill or spot. If it works, keep using it. If not, move on to the next recommended cleaning solution.
Step 3: Apply Solution
Apply a slight amount of the solution to a white cloth. Be sure to work it in gently and never rub into the carpet. To prevent spreading move from the edges of the spill to the center. Allow time to let the solution sit on the spill for a few minutes, then blot. Don’t forget to be patient!
Step 4: Patience
Continue to use the first agent as long as there is a transfer of the spill on to the cloth. Remember to be patient! Complete removal of any stain may require repeating the same step several times. If there is no change you may need to move on to the next solution.
Step 5: Rinse and Repeat
When the spill has been completely removed, rinse the area with lukewarm water with a mist-type spray bottle. Repeat until any residue left by the solution has been washed away. Lastly, blot with a dry cloth until all moisture is removed. Failure to completely rinse the solutions from the fiber may cause accelerated soiling.
Mix one-fourth (1/4) teaspoon of a liquid dishwashing detergent per one (1) cup of lukewarm water. NEVER USE A STRONGER CONCENTRATION! Thorough rinsing is necessary to remove detergent residues that may cause rapid soiling. It may be necessary to rinse with warm water several times to completely remove residues. Care should be used in selecting a detergent. Never use a laundry detergent of any kind or automatic dishwashing, because they may contain bleaching agents that destroy dyes and some fibers.
Mix one (1) cup of white vinegar per two (2) cups of water. White vinegar is a 5% acetic acid solution. It is used most often to lower the alkalinity caused by detergent solutions or alkaline spills.
Mix one (1) tablespoon of household ammonia per cup of water. Please note: Be aware that ammonia, if used improperly, can cause a color change. Be sure to test a hidden area.
Lukewarm tap water should be used in most cases to rinse the cleaning solutions from the fiber. Failure to completely rinse the solutions from the fiber may cause accelerated soiling.
Further Assistance? Call a Professional
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