Stains become more difficult to remove with the time they sit on the carpet. Ammonia is a colourless liquid, that can effectively clean up soft drinks, blood, chocolate, urine and glue from carpets if used properly. Because of ammonia's strong odour, you should dilute it with water and air ventilate the room while cleaning with it.
Here are several easy steps, suggested by cleaner Clapham, to follow when using ammonia:
- Get ammonia, water, a plastic bowl, a spray bottle, white paper towels and a heavy book, then proceed with the next steps.
- Pour 1 cup of water into a plastic bowl, then add 1 tablespoon of ammonia to the water and stir the ingredients thoroughly. Alternatively, you can directly pour the water and the ammonia into a spray bottle and shake it to mix the solution.
- Thoroughly saturate the stained area with the ammonia solution and let it soak into the carpet for ten minutes.
- Soak up the solution from the carpet using white paper towels. After you have absorbed as much liquid as possible, cover the damp area with thick layer of paper towels, then place a heavy book on the towels and leave it sit for overnight.
- In the morning, remove the book and paper towels from the carpet, and inspect for any dirt left. If the carpet is still stained, repeat the process.
Exposing your pets to ammonia can disrupt their house-training, so make sure your pets are isolated in another room until the specific odour of ammonia disappears. If the stain is too tough for you to remove it, consider using carpet cleaning Clapham services to get your carpet stain free.