Summer Stains

Summer is here, which means sunshine, swimming…and stains.

From airports crowded with travelers to hotels booked with tourists, summer is a busy time for many businesses. When businesses are busy, carpets see all types of wear and tear.

To protect carpet during the summer season, encourage the maintenance and cleaning staff to keep spotter kits readily accessible during daily cleaning. This is crucial because the difference between a spot and a stain is time.

Each season brings it’s own set of challenging stains and summer is no different. Help maintain the first thing customers see with these summer stain removal tips:

Food: Condiments like ketchup and mustard are the ones to watch out for during the summer months. After blotting the area, use a spot cleaner designed to clean and deodorize food stains. Husky 1140 Bio-Clenz Spot Cleaner is ready-to-use and quickly breaks down and digests organic soils.

Drinks: Cooling down a hot summer day with a cold drink almost always means a spill. Blot beverage stains with a towel immediately after and use a clear spotting agent designed for each stain. Husky 1150 Tannin Spotter is ready-to-use, safe on upholstery and can be used as a carpet extraction rise.

Tar: Tar easily gets tracked into buildings from hot parking lots. Since tar becomes difficult to remove once dried, try blotting the affected area while still wet. Husky 1100 3-in-1 Carpet Cleaner effectively removes petroleum based soils and it’s clear formula won’t stain carpet.

Construction Sites/Paint: Many facilities repaint their buildings during the summer months. Properly placed tarps taped down, floor mats and caution signs can help prevent tracking in paint spills.