Best Practices For Addressing Summer Carpet Stains

Best Practices For Addressing Summer Carpet Stains

With the arrival of summer, businesses can expect heavier foot traffic, increasing the risk of carpet stains, wear and tear and even permanent discoloring and damage. To protect the carpet investment, Whittaker offers best practices to help prevent and remove tough carpet stains.

“From airports to hotels to retail stores, summer is a busy time for businesses and introduces numerous types of carpet challenges,” said Joe Bshero, Product Manager, Whittaker. “Flooring is often the first thing customers see, so it’s important to properly care for carpet by both preventing spills and addressing soils immediately with the right equipment and chemistry.”

To maintain spotless carpet during the summer season, Whittaker offers tips to address some of the most challenging summer carpet stains:

• Beverages: A cold glass of sangria or an iced coffee is the perfect way to cool off on a warm summer day, but if it spills on carpet, a stain is unavoidable. Blot beverage stains with a towel immediately after a spill and use a spotting agent specifically designed to remove wine, coffee and juice stains in a simple one-step application. Add heat to address particularly stubborn beverage stains.

• Food: With condiments like ketchup and mustard and treats like ice cream, there’s an array of food stains to watch out for during the summer. To remove food stains, blot the area and use a spotter designed to remove things like oil, grease and dyes. If there’s a carpeted area particularly prone to food stains, treat the carpet with a stain resistant additive.

• Grass: Due to chlorophyll, the pigment that gives grass its green color, grass stains soak into carpet fibers and stick around. The key to removing grass stains is to address them right away. Blot the area and use a spotting agent that targets tough-to-remove pigments and dyes.


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