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After the festive party season the chances are that you find something sticky, greasy, brightly coloured – or a combination of all three, deposited on, or transferred to something it shouldn’t!

So, if you find yourself wondering, “What’s that stain and where did it come from”, head down to nixons homehardware where we are featuring a range of tried and tested products designed to tackle even the most challenging stains. Of course, if you share your living space with pets or small children you probably consider yourself something of an expert in these matters. Even so, alongside popular brand names synonymous with carpet and upholstery cleaning we have some lesser-known products that are well worth having on
stand-by at any time of year for life’s little mishaps.

Among these is Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover. Not, as the name suggests, an acne treatment for the over 60’s, just a drop from the 50ml bottle will get to work on among other things, oil, make-up, ink, grease, ink, blood, wine, tea and coffee. It has no lingering odour and claims to work safely even on delicate fabrics, although as with ALL stain removal products it should always be tested on an inconspicuous area first.

For carpets and upholstery, 1001 Troubleshooter is the perfect remedy for party spillages such as red wine and coffee. Packaged as a convenient foam spray of mild detergent and polymer, it has a deep penetrating action that lifts stains without scrubbing. The 1001 brand has been at the forefront of stain removal and carpet cleaning for several decades and, along with Troubleshooter, we’re also featuring 1001 Mousse, which is perfect for treating heavy-use areas and getting to work quickly on wet spillages including mud.

Remember, it is always best to attend to spillages as soon as they occur by soaking up excess liquid with kitchen roll or micro-fibre cloth. Scrape up any solid residues with a blunt knife. Don’t be tempted to rub the spill as this can spread it or drive it deeper into the fabric and always treat any resulting stain as soon as practicable.

If you have a carpet cleaning machine, such as a Vax or Bissell, then 3 in 1 Machine from the 1001 range comes highly recommended. Formulated for use with mechanical carpet cleaners, this Woolsafe Approved product is ideal for big cleaning jobs by lifting ground-in dirt and stains and it has an active polymer ingredient to help resist future spillages.

Need to clean an entire carpet but don’t have your own machine? Then at nixons homehardware we hire out carpet cleaners for a professional finish with minimum effort. Our staff will happily advise you on their use as well as helping you select compatible products to achieve the finest results.

So, if the party season has left its mark on your home, or you simply want to be better prepared for future stain-related emergencies, nixons homehardware is the place to visit.