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.