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Many cleaning jobs require different and sometimes
unorthodox cleaning methods. Questions such as, how do I
get chewing gum out of my carpet or what should I use to
remove grease from my leather sofa. The last thing you
want to do is grab an aggressive cleaning product and
start scrubbing. This will likely ruin the surface.
Instead check out our tips for how to safely clean some
of the more delicate household surfaces without ruining
Goo Gone works well when trying to
remove chewing gum from carpeting
Q What's a good way to prevent or get rid of
hard-water stains on stainless steel?
White vinegar is a mild acid that's good at removing
residue from hard-water deposits on teakettles, faucets,
shower heads, and coffeemakers. For coffeemakers, add a
cup of white vinegar and run it through a regular hot
water cycle. You can also unscrew a grungy shower head
and soak it in vinegar.
Q How do you get the ring out of the toilet
What to do Use a cleaner with some abrasive muscle to
attack rust and stains. We like Ajax or Comet. It's
cheap, and in our tests of toilet bowl cleaners, it
beats out the liquid cleaners. Also remember to clean
your bowl more often to keep stains from building up.
Q How do I clean delicate surfaces like brass
Never use a harsh cleaning agent like Ajax or Comet,
and never use the abrasive side of a sponge. Even if it
is a no scratch sponge! These delicate surfaces will
easily scratch if not treated with care. Only use the
sponge side with water, then dry the surface immediately
with a quality paper towel. If that doesn't do the
trick, you can use a very mild cleaner. We recommend a
tiny bit of Soft Scrub if necessary.
Q How do I clean a leather sofa?
If you are simply cleaning every day type of
soiling, just use a clean damp rag, rubbing in a
circular motion, turning the rag as needed. Then use a
fresh rag to dry the leather. Once this is complete you
can use a small amount of leather conditioner to
replenish the natural oils in the leather.
Q What if my leather sofa has an ink or
If you have an Ink stain, spray a little hair spray
on a clean soft cotton rag and gently rub the area. Once
the stain is gone, use leather conditioner to replenish
the natural oils in the leather. If you are dealing with
a grease stain, talcum powder and corn starch are said
to work to fight grease in particular. Don't rub it into
the grease, however. Instead let it sit on top of the
stain for a good four hours. Then you can wipe it away.
Your leather sofa should be grease-free with his method.
Q How do I remove scuff marks from hard
The key here is to act quickly. Certain floors like
wood, or granite are very porous and can be quite
delicate. As soon as you notice a scuff mark, you should
use a sponge with a tiny bit of mild detergent like Soft
Scrub and some warm water to rub the scuff mark from
side to side until the scuff disappears from site. Then
use a clean sponge with only water to rinse the area,
then dry with a quality paper towel. Anything more
abrasive will likely damage your floor.
Q What's the best way to clean dark stains
like grape juice on light carpet?
What to do for wine or grape juice, first blot
with water, then blot with a solution made from 1
teaspoon of liquid detergent mixed with a cup of warm
water. If that doesn't work, dabbing on some 3 percent
hydrogen peroxide from the drugstore may lift it. (Just
be sure it's a fresh bottle.) If that fails, call in a
Q How do I remove chewing gum from carpet?
We suggest you use Goo Gone. First pull out as much
gum as you can, then use a hair dryer to heat what
remains. Apply the Goo Gone and work it into the gum to
break it up. You can then pick it out a piece at a time.
Just repeat the process until you remove all the gum.
Remember to thoroughly rinse the spot afterwards using
clean water and blot with a white cotton cloth
repeatedly. Then dry the area as quickly as you can. If
there is any stain left deep down in the carpet, from
dyes in the gum, fast-drying will prevent it from
wicking back up to the surface. If you can't remove the
chewing gum from the carpet using this method, don't
worry. Absolutely Spotless, Inc. can get it out. Just
give us a call and ask for our carpet cleaning division.