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Spot Removal Guide

At West Coast Steam Clean, we’re here to help with cleaning tips even after the job is done. Here is a spot removal guide constructed for you to keep your carpets, rugs, upholstery, drapes and other areas of your house or office spot free.

Below are some general tips to remove a spot stain:

  • You must act quickly as possible when a stain occurs. The longer it stays on the carpet, the harder it is to clean up.
  • Find a clean rag and blot at the stain
  • Apply an appropriate spot remover for the type of stain you are dealing with.
  • When cleaning a spot stain, always work toward the center of the spot.
  • Repeat the steps of necessary, but remember to always blot the stain with a clean towel in between the steps.
  • Do a spot removal stain test on a piece of your carpet that is not quite visible.
  • Do not use bleach.


Use a white vinegar solution: mix 1/3 cup white distilled vinegar with 2/3 cup of water

  1. Flush with cold water/soda water
  2. Use white vinegar solution to blot
  3. Rinse with cold water and blot-dry

Urine/Animal Stains

Ammonia Solution: 1 tablespoon of clear ammonia mixed with ½ cup of water.

White vinegar solution: 1/3 cup distilled vinegar mixed with 2/3 cup of water

  1. Apply (non-colored) detergent solution and blot
  2. Use ammonia solution and blot
  3. Rinse with cold water and blot
  4. Apply white vinegar solution and blot
  5. Rinse with cold water and blot-dry
  6. Eliminating odors will be more difficult. Call West Coast Steam Clean for further assistance.
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