Cleaning Tips

Carpet cleaning is rarely as easy as some people think. It requires advanced equipment, experience, and knowledge. But spills spots and stains happen every day.

At Bowerman Cleaning & Restoration, we believe that our clients deserve to have a little inside information so here a few tips that will really help our customers to help themselves.

Spot Removal Methods

Use each of the cleaning agents (numbered 1 – 5, on the bottom left of this page) on the stained area in the order indicated until the stain is removed. Apply small amounts of the cleaning solution with a clean, white absorbent towel. Blot frequently and continue to apply and blot until the staining material is no longer transferred to the absorbent material. The final step is: blot any remaining moisture or cleaning solutions by pressing or padding the area with absorbent towel: weight it down and allow at least six hours to dry.

Some stains require special professional care. If the stain is not removed by a prescribed household method, consult a professional ASCR cleaner or restorer.


  1. Apply a small amount of dry cleaning solvent or alcohol (available at grocery, drug and hardware stores). Use small amounts to prevent any possible damage to sizing, backings, or stuffing materials. Do not use gasoline, lighter fluid or other flammables.
  2. Mix one teaspoonful of white neutral detergent (a mild liquid dishwashing detergent containing no strong alkalies or bleaches) with a cup of lukewarm water.
  3. Mix one tablespoon of household ammonia with a half cup of water.
  4. Mix one-third cup of white household vinegar with two-thirds cup of water.
  5. Mix a solution of powered enzyme laundry detergent following label or box directions.Allow the solution to remain on the stain for the length of time recommended by the manufacturer.







NOTE: Never mix ammonia and bleach during the cleaning operation.

If these problems are affecting your carpet, then it’s time for a deep cleaning.  Contact Bowerman Cleaning and Restoration at 1-800-638-4799.