Spill Disaster Kit

Carpet Cleaning Tips

Don’t let your celebration be spoiled by spilled milk (or anything else for that matter).

Any party giver should be prepared with a spill disaster kit filled with basic items that can be found at your local hardware or grocery store.

  • Plain white absorbent, non-printed towels
  • White vinegar
  • 4% Hydrogen peroxide
  • Dry cleaning solvent or mineral spirits
  • 100% acetone nail polish remover
  • Kashian spotter bottle (free at Kashian Bros showroom)
  • Baking soda

Helpful Hints

  • The faster you attend to the spot, the better.
  • Before applying, test in an inconspicuous area to make sure it doesn’t discolor your rug.
  • Be cautious when using soap detergents like dishwasher soap or laundry soap. These can sometimes permanently set the stain.

Problem Spill Home Remedies

Red Wine

Blot with clean white towel, do not scrub. Pour on a small amount of 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water and blot with towel. Cover with clean dry towel and colorfast weight allowing any residue to wick up.


Scrape or blot up what you can, then sprinkle with baking soda.
Scrape and vacuum. Apply small amount of Kashian Bros. spotter, rinse and blot.

Pet Urine and Feces

Scoop or blot up the spot, then apply 50/50 vinegar and water solution. Blot more. If still yellow, spray 4% hydrogen peroxide and quickly dry spot with fan or hair dryer. To completely remove the odor and help reduce the chance of repeat accidents, call Kashian Bros about their enzyme solution remedy.

Candle Wax

Place brown paper bag (like grocery bag) over spot and use iron on warm setting on top of the paper. Keep shifting the paper until all wax is removed.

Nail Polish

Apply a small amount of 100% acetone nail polish remover. Avoid rubbing outward or you will risk spreading the stain.

Grease or Oil

Apply dry cleaning solvent & blot. Keep shifting towel to keep from spreading.

After applying any home remedy, call in the professional cleaners from Kashian Bros.

Posted March 26, 2012
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