IICRC approved instructor, Craig Jasper said “If the right steps aren’t followed, a potentially temporary spot can become a permanent stain.” He goes on to provide steps should find a spill or mess that could leave a stain. Here is one step from his list found at http://www.iicrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/IICRC-Summer-Stains.pdf:
“Always pretest removal agents Spot removal varies based on the type. For instance, mud, soft drinks and ketchup will need to be blotted with a half tablespoon of dishwashing detergent mixed with one glass of water. Then, blot with a solution of one part ammonia and three parts water. For pet accidents and chocolate, follow the same process as above, and then apply white vinegar and blot. For vomit and grass, apply an enzyme detergent and keep the stain moist for 10 minutes. Blot and then apply an ammonia solution, followed by white vinegar. For blood, apply the detergent and ammonia solutions, followed by an enzyme detergent. For beer and wine, apply the detergent solution and then white vinegar. If color changes occur during removal, stop and call a professional.”
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