Stains On pH Sensitive Fabric

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Upholstery stains on pH sensitive fabric cause unexpected things to happen.  For example, a client knocked a glass of white wine over, which spilled on her grey suite and in the morning the stain had turned red.

As expert carpet and upholstery cleaners with over 20 years’ experience we have been noticing for sometime that a number of manufacturers are using fabrics that are pH sensitive.  Which means they can possibly change colour if spills are either acidic or alkaline.  Another client peeled an orange and some of the juice went on the sofa, the result was a pink stain.

Baby Wipes & Upholstery Stains On pH Sensitive Fabric

We see a lot of pH damage owing to baby wipes because they are slightly acidic.  When clients have used them to wipe a spill the colour change may not happen immediately, but it will over a short period of time.

Treating Upholstery Stains On pH Sensitive Fabric

Can we rectify the problem of upholstery stains on pH sensitive fabric? The answer is yes, but.  Only if the client has not tried to remove the stain with another solution.  Because this will most certainly fix the stain into the fabric permanently.

Fixing Upholstery Stains On pH Sensitive Fabric

Now, its time for a chemistry lesson.  To get the stain out is quite simple.  Because all you need to do is find the pH level of the stain and bring the level back to neutral.

For once something we learned at school has come in handy!  7.5 is pH neutral (water).  0 to 6 is on the acidic side and 8 to 14 is alkaline.  So, if you have a stain that is on the acidic side, say pH 5 the application of an alkaline solution of say 9 should solve the problem.

For Advice Pick Up The Phone Or Send A Message

We are always happy to give free advice, with no obligation. We always say it is best to call us BEFORE trying to treat the stain yourself. This is because if you use the wrong kind of cleaner on your carpet or fabric it may fix the stain making it difficult, if not impossible for us to treat.

You can buy what we use, our own brand Professional Spot & Stain Remover and Neutraliser, please call to order. We’ll make sure you buy the right product to get the best results.

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We Are Open Over Christmas & New Year

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Even when our offices are closed we are still available for emergencies and to offer advice.

We urge you not to attempt to clean up stains yourself, as this can cause more harm. Our advice is free of charge, so please call us first on 07921 900132 at any time.

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Wishing everyone a happy and safe Christmas and New Year from the team at Knight & Doyle.

Furniture Cleaned & Saved From The Tip

Furniture cleaned and saved from the tip! This is what we always do if we can. It saves our clients a lot of money and its one of the best ways to save the planet! We are a very eco-friendly company and prolonging the life of furniture and carpets has a positive effect on the environment.

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Carpet Cleaning Lichfield

We do a lot of work for landlords in Lichfield as well as residents of the town. A local landlord asked us to clean the carpets in a furnished let before new tenants moved in. We asked what they were doing with the three piece suite. Our fears were confirmed – it was destined for the rubbish tip.  Our knowledge and experience, as expertly trained upholstery cleaners, made us confident that we could save the whole suite. We asked the landlord if we could try and salvage it for him on a no win, no fee basis.

How We Cleaned & Saved A Three Piece Suite From The Tip

After a couple of tests on the fabric of the three piece suite we worked out the different combinations of pre-cleaners required to clean the sofa and armchairs to give them a new lease of life.  The pre-clean was followed with a hot water extraction clean (HWE).

HWE is the process we use for heavily soiled sofas and chairs. This upholstery cleaning method removes ingrained dirt. It deep cleans and removes stubborn stains. HWE also removes allergens, mildew, fungi and dust mites. It is ideal for restoring or preserving second-hand furniture. Or as in this case, you are a landlord refreshing your furnished let for new tenants. Its also perfect for cleaning chairs in restaurants or reception areas.

We offered the no win, no fee option to clean the suite to the landlord of the furnished let in Lichfield because on inspection we realised that other than very heavy soiling the suite was in excellent condition. It had very little wear. No rips or tears, no burns or broken zips.

But this is not the only example of furniture cleaned and saved from the tip. Or where we have saved our clients a considerable amount of money. Please contact us for more information.

How We Saved A Bedroom Carpet From The Tip

For another landlord, who owns many properties and is a regular client, we were booked to do carpet cleaning and furniture cleaning. But on this occasion we were asked NOT to clean the bedroom carpet. He felt it was too dirty to save and he was going to have to replace it.

Needless to say, we were able to save the carpet from the tip. We actually saved this landlord more money than he paid us to clean the rest of the carpets and upholstery in this furnished apartment.

For the examples we’ve given Dry Carpet Cleaning, (which we offer) would not have been suitable or effective.  We use a wide range of upholstery cleaning and carpet cleaning methods but will only use the Right Process to get the Right Results.

As a business and as individuals we are very much into recycling and protecting the environment. Whether that’s through the cleaning solutions we use or by furniture cleaned and saved from the tip.

We’ve got lots of examples and photos of our work on our Facebook page.

We are Woolsafe approved.