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Tips for Removing Pesky Chicago Office Carpet Stains


    One of the most common carpet stains in Chicago, IL businesses occurs from coffee spills. If your employees are coffee fanatics, spills and stains are an inevitable problem just waiting to happen! According to Good Housekeeping, the best carpet cleaning method when it comes to coffee is:

    1. Blot up as much of the spilled coffee as possible.
    2. Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water.
    3. Use a clean cloth to sponge the stain with the detergent/vinegar solution, blotting frequently.
    4. If possible, use a detergent/vinegar solution and sponge with cold water.
    5. Blot until dry.

    If your workplace gets a little more creative, be careful with oil based paints, acid/bleach and glues, which are some of the hardest stains to remove. If you’re planning on using these materials, try to find a space in your work area not covered with carpeting.

    These DIY tips can certainly save you money, but when the stains are too much, call ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons for a professional carpet cleaning. We’d rather you protect your investment than risk making the stain bigger. Our expert carpet cleaning team has the expertise and technology to remove even the worst stains, including coffee. For more information on our processes and technology for Chicago, IL carpet cleaning, contact us today!


    • Nasutsa Mabwa

      Nasutsa Mabwa is President of ServiceMaster by Simons, a MBE/WBE City of Chicago and State of Illinois certified firm. She is a 2020 Daily Herald Business Ledger C-Suite awardee, a member of Crain’s Chicago Business 40 under 40 and a 2018 ServiceMaster(c) Achiever Award recipient. She is a Civic Federation Board Member, an Advisory Board Member for as President Elect on the Executive Committee for the Evanston Chamber of Commerce. She is IICRC certified for WRT & FSRT.

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