When you rent a property through our office at Position One Property you need to take precautions when it comes to taking care of and cleaning the property. These are in place to not only protect items in the home but to also save you from extra costs in paying for repairs of damaged items.
Carpeting, for example, needs to be treated with care. Where carpet is present it is a good idea to take care as much as possible. With carpeting you want to avoid spills and stains. Not wearing shoes in carpeted areas is a great idea, also not letting small children use felt pens, for example, on carpets is a great way to prevent marks.
Taking care with food and drinks on carpets can also save you the hassle of spills but in reality, spills and stains do happen. Spills need to be taken care of as soon as possible to avoid staining, and the action needs to be the correct one to prevent further damage.
Carpet spills and stains
The first thing you need to know about treating spills is not to use hot water. This is because the hot water opens the fibres of the carpet, allowing the liquid to soak further in and stain. In most spills the best treatment is first to blot with paper and then sponge with a warm soapy solution of detergent and water.
There are some spills though, that need more specific care. Blood should always be cleaned with cold water, never use hot or warm as this will coagulate and set the blood. Red wine needs to be first blotted and then covered with salt to absorb the liquid. Once the salt is dry vacuum this up.
We highly recommend that you first look up how to treat the spill that has occurred before taking action. This will ensure that you don’t do the wrong thing and make the issue worse.
Professional carpet cleaning
If stains remain then it is recommended these be taken care of by a professional. Taking matters into your own hands with carpet stains can be risky because you may not know exactly what the carpet is made from, for example.
Damage to carpets such as stains is the responsibility of the tenant to take care of and to pay any costs that are incurred. If you have any queries or need more information regarding this, please don’t hesitate to contact our Position One Property today.