COIT Cleaning and Restoration Company Launches Online Spot Removal Guide

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COIT, a leading supplier of specialty cleaning and disaster restoration services headquartered in San Francisco, has launched an online Spot Removal Guide at The new online guide features simple, brief instructions for removing spots caused by substances ranging from paint or coffee to gum and wine from carpeting and other household surfaces.

“It’s not possible – or necessary – to schedule a professional cleaning service every time a spill occurs at home or at work,” Bob Kearn, President and CEO of COIT, said. “Sometimes you can handle the job yourself, especially if you act quickly. But if you don’t know what solution works best for a particular spill, a cleaning attempt could easily make matters worse. Our goal in launching the Spot Removal Site was to provide home and business owners with accurate, accessible information on spot removal.”

Many common spots, including grease, wax, glue, and even blood, can be removed in just a few steps with common household cleaning solutions. To remove coffee stains from furniture, for example, COIT’s Spot Removal Site instructs the reader to blot the spilled coffee with a paper towel in order to remove any excess liquid (no scrubbing). Use a damp sponge with a mild liquid detergent and gently rub the stain in a circular motion. The coffee stain should gradually disappear. If the stain is still there, apply a mixture of vinegar and lukewarm water directly onto the stain with a sponge. Voila! The spot should be gone.

To tackle a spot on your carpet caused by nail polish, on the other hand, the Spot Removal Site recommends using a commercial dry cleaning solution (available at most hardware stores and supermarkets). The reader should apply the solution to the spot, blot, and then apply a non-oily nail polish remover. Finally, rinse with tap water and blot dry. The website notes that nail polish remover may dissolve some fibers, so it’s important to pre-test the solution on a small, out-of-sight area before applying this strategy to the spot.

Although COIT’s new Spot Removal Site offers quick solutions to many common spills and spots, the company stresses that there are certain substances that require professional attention for proper and successful removal. Ink, for example, can cause serious damage to carpeting, upholstery, and other surfaces. Although the Spot Removal Site does offer home remedy advice to tackle ink stains, COIT recommends contacting a professional cleaning company immediately to handle spills or spots caused by fountain pens or felt tip pens. COIT also suggests contacting a professional to clean spots caused by rust –commercial rust removers do exist, but COIT doesn’t recommend using them because they are expensive and even can be dangerous.
Whether you want a quick solution to a minor spill or advice on when to contact the professionals, visit Bookmark the site today and be prepared for the next spill in your home or place of business.

For information on COIT’s home and commercial cleaning and disaster restoration services, call (800) – FOR-COIT or visit our website.


With more than 60 years of industry experience in the U.S., Canada and Thailand, COIT is a leading supplier of carpet, upholstery and drapery cleaning services. The company also provides tile & grout cleaning, air duct cleaning, wood floor cleaning, and 24-hour emergency restoration services. COIT's impeccable reputation offers customers the peace of mind that comes from knowing every job will be done right the first time. For information about franchise opportunities, call Pat Saign at (800) 243-8797 X108.

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