Your weekly household clean can be exhausting, but it becomes even more so if you don’t have the right products, especially when it comes to cleaning carpets.
Nothing is worse than having a stubborn stain or an unpleasant odour on your carpet and attempting to remove it.
Unfortunately, many carpet cleaners do not remove unpleasant odours; instead, those sprays, powders, and liquids merely mask them. As a result, the odour and stains from vomit, urine, blood, faeces and food and drink become impossible to eliminate. That’s why we recommend using an enzyme-based carpet cleaner when dealing with any accidents or spillages that result in tricky-to-treat stains and strong smells on your carpet.
What are enzyme cleaners?
Enzymes are chemical compounds that break down substances so that they can be removed more easily, such as difficult stains or odours that have become embedded in fabric. When you apply them to your problem area, they destroy odour-causing bacteria, converting bacteria into carbon dioxide and water in the process. As a result, they’re excellent cleaners.
What can enzymes clean?
They are typically used to remove stubborn stains or foul odours. These cleaners work hard to disintegrate the stain so that it can be rinsed away.
How to clean your carpet using enzyme cleaner
- Get rid of any mess
The first step in using enzyme cleaner properly is to remove as much of the substance as possible. Stains are caused by something, such as food, falling onto your carpet. Whatever the substance is, you want to remove it by picking it up or scooping it up. You want to remove as much as possible from your carpet so that the enzyme cleaner can concentrate solely on what has already soaked into the carpet fibres.
If there is any excess liquid, this step is also necessary. If you spill a glass of wine on your carpet, there will almost certainly be more liquid than the enzyme cleaner can handle. To remove the stain, take a clean cloth of some kind and pat it onto the stain. Do not rub it in; simply place the cloth over the liquid and pat it down. This will help soak up as much liquid as possible, allowing the cleaner to deal with only what is necessary.
- Prepare the area
The following step in using enzyme cleaner on your carpet is to help dilute the stain as much as possible before applying the cleaner. After removing as much excess stain as possible, dilute the stain with warm water. This simply allows the enzyme cleaner to be more effective in eliminating the stain or odour.
- Use The Enzyme Cleaner
After you’ve removed as much excess as possible from the stain, it’s time to use the enzyme cleaner.
Bio one™ odour eliminator + surface enzyme cleaner is an odour remover using only naturally activating good enzymes and no harsh chemicals. Make sure to spray the enzyme cleaner all over the stain.
After the stain has been saturated, you should wait at least 5-10 minutes before scrubbing the area. It is always good to agitate carefully the fibres on the fabric once you spray just to get the Bio one™ into the fibres of the carpet upholstery. If the stain is particularly stubborn, you can leave the cleaner on for a longer period of time; simply read the cleaner’s instructions to determine how long you can leave it on for.
Final Cleaning Advice
It should be noted that some stains are particularly difficult to remove, and even if your cleaner did not remove the stain satisfactorily, you should not abandon your carpet. A dried, older stain may be removed, but it will require much more effort and multiple applications of the cleaner. With these types of stains, it may take days or even weeks to see any progress. The sooner you catch a mess, the less likely it will become a difficult-to-clean stain.
If you are feeling overwhelmed when attempting to clean your carpet of stains, or if the cleaners you have are ineffective, contact us and our product specialists can advise you on the best products to remove stains.
What are enzymes?
Don’t be fooled to think that because enzymes are natural they are less effective than chemical cleaners. Enzymes are nature’s very own powerful cleaning tools. Making them the go to choice for customers who do not want to spray harmful chemicals around their home.
Simply put, enzymes are all around us performing millions of important tasks in our bodies and in nature every single day. They are a type of protein that act like a biological catalyst to speed up the break down of organic compounds.
Similarly to how saliva, (which contains enzymes), initiates the digestion process by breaking down food in our mouths, cleaning enzymes use the same ‘enzymatic digestion’ to effectively break down and eradicate the organic proteins present in urine, faeces, vomit, drool, dirt, food, and more.
This process not only makes cleaning easier but also prevents the growth of bad bacteria – the root cause of those unpleasant odours – in the air, on surfaces, and within the fibres of your soft furnishings.
Try out Bio one™ today, vomit and the other nasties is what nature created enzymes for.
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