Mud, wine, and chewing gum are some of the most difficult stains to remove, but there are also other problematic substances giving headaches to anyone who needs to clean them. This is why, in this article, we asked a highly-trained expert in professional cleaning services to help us out and tell us what are some of these stains, from his experience, but also give us tips on how to tackle them.
The specialist we contacted works with Home & Business Services – HBSOnTime.com, in short. They are a family-owned local company, operating in the Greater Fredericksburg Area, VA since 2013. They deal with professional cleaning services (residential, commercial, air ducts, carpets, windows), as well as home maintenance, handyman services, and turnkey services.
Without further ado, here’s what the professional cleaning services expert had to say about the most “stubborn” stains he encountered during his career:
- Lipstick. “Saturate the spot with hair spray, leave it for 10 minutes, then dab it with a damp cloth or sponge, it should be enough to remove lipstick”, the Home & Business Services employee says;
- Nail polish. “Nail polish is notoriously hard to remove, but what you should do, before asking for expert help, is to scrape away as much as you can with your fingernails. Also, using an acetate-based remover or hair spray could help”, the expert in professional cleaning services advises;
- Chocolate. “Surprisingly or not, a little yolk of raw egg could work wonders, if you rub it gently on the stain with a clean piece of linen”, he says;
- Grass. “To the surprise of many, the grass is quite difficult to remove, but you can do it with cold water and white vinegar, no soap needed”;
- Paint. “Try hot vinegar! This substance works no matter how hard or dry the paint is. Of course, you might need to dab the place repeatedly, until it’s saturated”;
- Ink. “Although problematic, ink stains can be removed with methylated spirits, followed by warm soapy water”, the professional cleaning services employee explains;
- Hair dye. “In this case, hair spray also comes in handy, as well as kerosene, if you have it at hand. However, just like nail polish, speed is the key when it comes to removing hair dye”;
- Rust. “First, moisten the stain with white vinegar and a teaspoon of salt, then wash as normal. If the spot is too stubborn, use a boiling mix of two and a half cups of water and two teaspoons of cream of tartar”.
Of course, these are just tips & tricks if you want to DIY or if these stains appear on clothes. If you have to deal with difficult spots on carpets, or you want truly spotless results, both literally and figuratively, you should turn to experts such as the ones working with Home & Business Services. Their professional cleaning services, as well as the other services they offer, are unmatched, fast, and at a low price!