When trying to remove a stain, DO NOT SCRUB; always blot white a white cloth from the outside of the stain inwards.
Remove as much as you can with the blotting cloth.
After blotting, if the spill or stain is still evident, use a mild detergent with warm water and repeat the process.
For more problematic residue like chewing gum or wax, use a blunt knife and scrape the surface gently until you have removed as much as you can.
A hot iron can also be used to soften the residue.
DO NOT PLACE A HOT IRON ONTO CARPET OR UPHOLSTERY.
Fold a white tea towel and place over the residue and then the iron on top. Apply short bursts of steam to the hardened residue, then re-scrape the loosened residue with the blunt knife.
Most stains can be removed from fabrics, upholstery and carpets by a good professional. Unfortunately, these incidents are hard to predict how long it will take to eradicate the spills. The list of stains that can be removed are exhaustible, but here are a few examples of what a professional can remove.
Oil and Grease.
Cosmetics and Nail Varnish.
Adhesive and Paint.
Most Food and Beverages.
When requesting this type of service for a professional upholstery cleaning company of carpet cleaning company try and include the stain removal with something else that needs to be cleaned when possible.