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How to keep your carpet sparkling clean this Autumn

As we approach the cooler months and say goodbye to long summer days and BBQ weather, many of us head inside to entertain. It’s a time of year when our carpets are met with everything from muddy shoes to pawprints and spilled hot chocolate. 

The feeling of pure panic when something gets spilled on the carpet is one the majority of us know, but Cormar’s Easy Clean Twist ranges are stain-resistant and bleach cleanable, which means you don’t have to worry about accidental spills and stains!

Here are our top tips on how to remove pesky stains to ensure your carpet stays sparkling this Autumn.

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If you have a wool carpet, you should:

  1. Make sure you’ve got the right tools for the job. You will need dry kitchen towel, a clean white cloth, warm water and a plastic spatula.
  2. Tackle a spillage or stain immediately – if you leave it for some time or allow it to fully dry, it may be harder to lift the stain out.
  3. If there are any semi-solid spillages (such as food, for example) ensure you pick that up first – you don’t want to be scrubbing stains into the carpet. Use a plastic spatula to remove these to minimise further contact with the carpet.

4. Using a little warm water and a kitchen towel, gently blot the stain, working from the outside in to minimise spreading. Continue this, replacing the towel when necessary, until the stain has faded significantly. Be sure not to over-wet the carpet!

5. Finally, use a clean, white cloth and a little warm water and continue to blot the stain until disappeared.

6. If your stain is still visible after these steps- take a look at our Wool Cleaning Guide for more specific stain removal advice.

If you have a carpet from one of our easy-clean twist ranges or a soft, deep pile carpet, you should:

  1. Make sure you have a clean, white cloth, household bleach, warm water and kitchen towel to hand.
  2. As above, tackle the spillage immediately to ensure it doesn’t dry into the carpet and remove all semi-solids with a plastic spatula.
  3. Make a bleach solution, using one part bleach and ten parts water.
  4. Using the white cloth and working gently from the outside in, gently blot away the stain, adding more bleach to the solution if necessary
  5. When the stain has been removed, carefully blot the carpet dry with kitchen towel.

Following these tips and regular vacuuming will help ensure your carpet stays pristine clean. Don’t forget to tag us in your photos this Autumn for the chance to be featured on our social channels!

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