Wet Extraction Machine (Our recommendation: EDIC’s Bravo Spotter). Steam Air Blower (Our recommendation: EDIC’s Aviator or Aqua Dri).
Note: For this procedure make sure and use only clean water in your extractor’s solution tank.
Dual Chamber Spray
- Using a dual chamber trigger sprayer apply Red Relief (mixed solution) to the stained carpet.
- Apply heat from a steamer conservatively (5-10 second intervals) and see the reaction/behavior of the carpet to the heat (Almost all carpets can withstand the temperature, unless of low quality or very sensitive wool; even then you can use steam but very conservatively. It is wise to try on inconspicuous part the carpet first, to assure yourself of the fastness)
- If you feel the heat will not harm or discolor the carpet proceed to apply the steam with the steamer to the carpet in 30 second intervals.
- Continue with this procedure until you notice the diminishing of the stain.
- When the stain starts to diminish, start extracting the solution periodically without applying any water at first, and then spray a little water from the extractor onto the carpet before applying steam again. Repeat this step until the stain has fully disappeared.
- Thoroughly rinse the carpet with clean water in extractor and watch for the foam is being extracted. Try to extract as much of the solution in the carpet as possible by rinsing often. Follow this procedure by frequent dry strokes (using no water) to bring carpet to full dryness.
- Use a clean terry towel to pick up whatever moisture was left by extraction.
- Place Air Blower to fully dry the carpet, especially if wool carpet.
As always, wear a pair of protective gloves (Latex Gloves Preferably)
It is highly recommended to avoid using a steam iron instead of the steamer. The iron can work against you as their temperatures are less precise and it is harder to use for smaller stains. If you do not have access to a steamer, contact Carpet Medics.