Stain Removal Tips

  • Act Quickly - The longer the stain is allowed to remain, the more chance it has to set.
  • Know what kind of stain you are working on as well as the type of fabric or surface it is on so you can choose the best product. View the list below to see which product to use for water or oil based spots.
  • Remove as much excess stain as you can by blotting, scraping or brushing whatever will come off. DO NOT rub it in.
  • Test all fabrics and carpets before cleaning by spraying a small amount of Chem-Dry Professional Strength Spot Remover or Chem-Dry Grease & Oil Remover on a hidden area, blot dry and observe for 10 minutes. Make sure there is not carpet color removal onto the cloth and that, when dry, there is not a visible discoloration in the area you cleaned.
  • Work from the outside edge of the stain to the inside to keep the stain from spreading.
  • Call Chem-Dry for expert spot & stain removal if these efforts do not work.
  • Have a Chem-Dry Professional apply our Powerguard Protector with every cleaning to give you the best chance for removing stains.

Chem-Dry Professional Strength Spot Remover

*Acne Med

*Dye

Liquor

Ammonia

Egg

Milk

Beer

Excrement

Soft Drinks

*Beetroot

*Food Coloring

*Soy Sauce

*Berries

Fruit Juices

Spackle

Blood

Garden Soil

Starch

Butter

Glue(Wet)

*Tea

Candy

Grass

Toothpaste

Cheese

Grout(Wet)

*Urine

Chocolate

Ice Cream

*Vomit

*Coffee

Ketchup

*Wine

*Cough Syrup

Lard

-

*Curry

Latex Paint(wet)

-

-

-

-

Chem-Dry Grease and Oil Remover

Adhesive Tape

*Ink

Playdough

Asphalt

Lamp Oil

Putty

Make-Up

Linseed Oil

Shoe Polish

Butter

Lard

Soot

Candy

Machine Oil

Tar

Caulk

Make-Up

Tree Sap

Cement(Rubber)

Marker

Vaseline

Cooking Oil

Mascara

Dressing(Salad)

Crayon

Mayonnaise

White Out

*Furniture Polish

Metal Polish

Hand Lotion

Glue

*Nail Polish

Lotion

Grease

Oil

-

Gum

Ointment

-

Hair Oil

Paint

-

* These items can chemically damage carpet fibers which may require a Chem-Dry Professional's assistance. Please be EXTREMELY careful with ink. For larger spills, call us.

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Chem-Dry Stain Removal Tips

Stain Removal Tips

Whether they are dribbles or disasters, food and beverage stains are part of everybody's life. Before the next one happens to you, read the tips and suggestions we have compiled for you here and get some Chem-Dry professional home care products to wipe that stain clean when it inevitably happens. If your carpet has been treated with Chem-Dry's Protectant, then you already have a huge advantage in removing stains.

Actual stained carpet cleaned by a Chem-Dry Professional