Tea and coffee are as common among British households as carpet flooring. But dropping a warm cup of beverage on an expensive carpet is a nightmare! Especially when the tea or coffee spills, leaving a stain.
With the help of Ecoserve carpet cleaning experts, we have prepared a guide on how to clean tea and coffee stains from carpets. However, it is recommended to do a patch test before trying out a DIY cleaning solution on them. It will save you from causing unwanted damage to the flooring.
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Here are some points of wisdom from the professional cleaners:
- Tea and coffee stains are called tannin stains (Decaf beverages cause dye stains). The residue releases yellow to brown spots.
- It can be removed with an acidic stain removal product.
- Though, the milk mixed in your spilt hot beverage calls for a protein stain spotter.
- Avoid using bleach. It can quickly damage your furniture/carpet.
- Certain carpet or upholstery fabrics are made from natural fibres, such as wool. These need professionals! You can easily damage them by attempting a DIY and fail to remove the stain.
- Don’t try a DIY on dry stains as this is a tough job for a homemade solution, and there is no guarantee of a positive result.
- It is a good thing that Ecoserve provides carpet deep cleaning services in London. We deliver cost-effective quality results when it comes to removing difficult stains from carpet flooring.
How to Remove Tea and Coffee Stains from Carpets?
- The first step is to check if your carpet fabrics can handle moisture. If the answer is yes, then rinse the area with cool water. It will help soak the residue as much as possible before applying the stain removal products.
- Use a cloth or towel to soak up the moisture as much as possible.
- If the spilt tea or coffee contained milk in them, apply a protein stain remover before moving further.
- Find a stain-removal product that is toxin-free and pet friendly (for the safety of children and pets). Look for an acidic product or make DIY stain remover solution mixing vinegar or citrus products.
- Apply the solution uniformly and dry the area using a clean cloth or a sponge.
- Repeat the process until the stain fades and eventually disappears.
- Use cold water to remove the remaining product.
Do it the Professional way!
There is a high chance that you may end up making the stain worse or discolour the fabric. Consider hiring professional home and office cleaning technicians in London as provided by Ecoserve.We can give the affordable and quality carpet, upholstery, hard floor, window and other cleaning services in London that you need. Why risk your expensive carpet flooring trying out a DIY when you can get expert assistance with Ecoserve’s stain-removal services. Find all the details here: www.ecoservecleaning.co.uk