The Ohio Building Services team has put together a couple of useful stain removal hacks for our clients and followers. We hope that they come in handy!
#1 Carpet Stains
Does your business or office struggle with keeping the carpets clean due to high foot traffic? Try making a homemade carpet remover out of a few household products. First, sprinkle baking soda over the stain and let it absorb into the carpet for 10 minutes. While the baking soda sits, mix the white vinegar, dish soap, and warm water in a small bowl. Then, vacuum up the baking soda. Next, apply the solution onto the stain with a white cloth, making sure to thoroughly scrub it into the carpet fibers. Absorb the solution with a second dry cloth to allow the carpet to dry.
#2 Toilet & Bathroom Stains
Does your office bathroom refreshing? If not, try cleaning the toilet and countertop stains by using a few items that can be found in your kitchen. First, create a mixture of white vinegar and baking soda. Next, apply it to the stains. Then, to freshen up the smell of the bathroom by pouring lemon juice in the toilet bowl and by using a towel to clean the surfaces. To reduce the chances of a spill when wiping down the countertops, use a spray bottle to cover the countertops with lemon juice.
#3 Ink Pen Stains
Have you ever had an ink pen unexpectedly explode? Don’t panic, to clean the stain try using a few common items that can be found at your nearest drug store. First, pre-treat the ink stain with hairspray, being sure to completely rub the hairspray into the stain. If you have tough stains, you can also use rubbing alcohol. Once the solution has dried, then, wash the fabric or area using cold water mixed with baking soda. Repeat steps if treatment is still needed.
#4 Permanent Marker Stains
Have you ever accidentally used a Sharpie, permanent marker instead of an erasable marker on a white board? This is never anything to worry about because depending on the material, there are many ways to remove permanent marker stains. For instance, to remove permanent marker from a white board, draw over the stain using a whiteboard marker. Listed above are several different products to remove permanent marker stains.
#5 Stain on Fabric Cubicles Partitions
Are your office’s cubicles in need of some attention? First, vacuum all around and underneath the cubicle partition. Next, dip your towel in the water solution, wring tight, and lightly wipe the surface of the fabric. Always make sure to wash the walls from bottom to top and then, rinse from top to bottom. Also, To prevent the carpet from getting too wet, use only a slightly damp towel. Dry the area using a second dry towel to remove all residue. If stains are too deep, upholstery cleaning machine may be needed.