Reviewed by David Savage
The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and everything is starting to look fresh and new. With the outside spaces looking greener and colourful its time to start on the house spring clean.
After a long winter which leaves behind a trail of dirt, it is now time to start on the annual deep clean, or spring clean if you prefer. After a winter of rain, snow and mud the carpets have picked up small stains, especially on the stairs. I received some Dr Beckmann Carpet Stain Remover to try out and it arrived just at the right time.
On the stairs is a light-coloured carpet which was here when moving in. It’s in good condition so it doesn’t need replacing, just a bit of TLC. At the top of the stairs was quite a large dirty patch which I thought would make a great place to see if the Dr Beckmann Carpet Stain Remover really does work.
Dr Beckmann Carpet Stain Remover can be used on carpets and soft furnishings in the home or car and claims to remove tough stains (red wine, coffee, fruit juice, grease etc.) and odours from carpets and upholstery (if cannot be used on anything that just water could damage – leather, suede, silk, velvet etc.
The 650ml bottle comes with its own applicator/brush so no need for scrubbing brushes, the only extra item required is a white cloth.
Before using, it is recommended that you try it out on a small inconspicuous patch of the carpet of upholstery – if you have a small off cut of your carpet, that would be perfect. I didn’t have a small off cut of the carpet so I just tried it on a small section in the corner. For the sample section, you need to apply the solution and leave for 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes, the small test area had no adverse reaction or bleaching and that small patch did look cleaner.
Now that I knew it was safe to use I went to work at the top of the stairs. To use you just gently squeeze the bottle, letting a small amount of liquid on to the applicator brush and rub into the carpet until in starts to foam (do not soak the carpet). Once I had finished with the first step I left if for 3 minutes and then wiped off with a damp white cloth. The results were excellent. The stain had all but completely disappeared and the carpet smelt fresh and nice. After cleaning, the carpet will be wet but it didn’t take to dry.
I only used a small amount of the liquid so the bottle will go a long way.
Overall, I found the Dr Beckmann Carpet Stain Remover to be an excellent product. It removed stains off the carpet that have been there for a long time, and with very little effort. It also left if smelling fresh and clean.
I would highly recommend keeping a bottle in the cupboard, not only it is extremely easy to use, it gets rid of stains and neutralises odours. It has been awarded Which? best buy for x3 years and is a Mrs Hinch must have!
RRP: £3.59 (650ml bottle with applicator/brush)
For more information or to buy online visit www.dr-beckmann.co.uk or look out for in your favourite supermarket.