Stains are a nuisance that no one wants to deal with. They can happen when you least expect it. A scenario could be when you are preparing your inn for the next guests, and you suddenly notice a chocolate stain smeared on your table linen and the remnants of a spilled drink on your living room carpet. You try to act quickly by scrubbing it with a wash rag and soap and water. However, the thought crosses your mind- is there a more effective method for removing those stains? This article will offer some ideas on how to effectively remove different types of stains.
There are many kinds of stains from lots of different sources: food stains, liquid stains, pet stains, stains from the outdoors and makeup stains just to name a few. While there are specific ways to treat each of these different types of stains, we have some general recommendations for how to remove basic hard to remove stains.
Remove as Much of the Stain as Early as Possible
*The longer the stain sits, the more time it has to get absorbed into the linen.
*Depending on what caused the stain, a wet towel or even a brush could help remove much of the initial damage.
*This process can be done whether the stain is wet or dry.
Clean the Stain
*Stains involving grass or blood should have a liquid detergent poured and pressed onto the stain itself.
*Food stains from grease or oil should initially be soaked with warm water and detergent.
* Linens stained from body fluids should be washed with cold water and then run through a regular wash cycle.
*Dirt stains should first be placed in cold water and liquid detergent.
*Be sure to add in the appropriate amount of detergent depending on the size of the load.
*Too much or not enough detergent can reduce the likelihood of the stain being removed to the best of its ability.
Wash and Dry
*Linens with the stain can now be washed through its normal cycle.
*Make sure the linen is washed at the appropriate temperature.
*It’s important to not place the fabric in the dryer until the stain is no longer visible in its entirety.
*Putting the linens in the dryer with the stain will increase the probability of it becoming permanent.
*Difficult stains may need extra help.
Stain Remover Recommendations
We get asked this question all the time- Is there an easy to use, quick-acting stain removal product that you would recommend?
The answer is, “Yes”!
Stains are a constant, ongoing problem for innkeepers. The cost of replacing linens, bedding, carpeting, and mattresses can be a major hassle and expense when you can’t completely remove a stain. Guests always remember that partial stain they saw on the tablecloth at dinner. That’s why we want to make sure we are giving you the absolute best ways to remove stains. We offer two great products that make stain removal a much faster, easier, and more reliable process: 1000+ Stain Remover and Spot Beater Instant Carpet Spot Remover. The 1000+ Stain Remover can be used in hallways, cafeterias as well as on patio furniture and equipment. It is great on fabrics like carpets, bedding, and towels. It also works well on more sturdy surfaces like floors and decks. This product has gotten great reviews from our customers which can be read on our website at https://www.innstyle.com/. The Spot Beater Instant Carpet Spot Remover is another very popular product we offer. It can remove grease, ink, lipstick, blood, coffee, animal stains, etc. Customers like it because it can wipe out stains no matter how old they are.
If you would like to learn more about how to remove stains or see which stain removal products work best for you, please give us a call and speak with one of our account managers. They would be happy to help. We can be reached at 267-354-6020 or 800-877-4667.