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2019
7:30 pm Call Me By Your Name – Croft Films @ Croft Hall, Hungerford
Call Me By Your Name – Croft Films @ Croft Hall, Hungerford
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Call Me By Your Name - Croft Films @ Croft Hall, Hungerford
A Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet, and Written by James IvoryWINNER BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY ACADEMY AWARD. Nominated for Four Oscars. Call Me by Your Name is the[...]
Feb
16
Sat
2019
9:30 am Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall
Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall
Feb 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall | England | United Kingdom
Aldworth’s community-run Saturday Market is now in Aldworth’s beautiful, newly-built village hall (RG8 9SE).  The hall is off Bell Lane adjoining the recreation/cricket field with a children’s playground next to the hall. The Market runs[...]
10:00 am Introduction to Household Plumbing @ The Mix, Wantage
Introduction to Household Plumbing @ The Mix, Wantage
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Introduction to Household Plumbing @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom
This one-day workshop will cover: taps (changing washers and re-seating), fitting speed-fit and compression connections and pressure testing, cutting pipes and soldering, household isolation valves and an overview of various fittings.
10:15 am Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Feb 16 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Storytime for children under 5 years Every Saturday, 10.15-10.45am at Theale Library. For more information, please contact the library: Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35195
10:30 am ‘Love Hue’ Art Club @ Hungerford... @ Hungerford Library
‘Love Hue’ Art Club @ Hungerford... @ Hungerford Library
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
'Love Hue' Art Club @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
Love Hue Art Club For 7 years + (children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult) 3rd Saturday of the month. 10.30am-12.00pm at Hungerford Library £2 per person – For more information, please contact[...]
2:30 pm Newbury Library Book Group – Sat... @ Newbury Library
Newbury Library Book Group – Sat... @ Newbury Library
Feb 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Newbury Library Book Group – Saturday @ Newbury Library
Newbury Library Book Group – SATURDAY New members are always welcome and it’s free to join. Please drop in to any book group meeting or contact the library for further details: http://info.westberks.gov.uk/bookgroups Third  or fourth[...]
7:30 pm Simon Watterton Piano Concert @ Challow Park
Simon Watterton Piano Concert @ Challow Park
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Simon Watterton Piano Concert @ Challow Park | East Challow | England | United Kingdom
Upcoming Concerts at the Hall at Challow Park This Saturday, February 16th, 7.30pm Simon Watterton (piano) Here is his full programme: J.S.Bach – Prelude and Fugue in A flat Major from Book 1 of the[...]
7:45 pm Woodlanders Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall
Woodlanders Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall
Feb 16 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Woodlanders Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall | Woodlands Saint Mary | England | United Kingdom
Join us on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Woodlands St Mary Village Hall to enjoy some of the finest live country music artists on the scene.  The events are open to all and[...]
8:00 pm Jacob & Drinkwater @ ACE Space
Jacob & Drinkwater @ ACE Space
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jacob & Drinkwater @ ACE Space | England | United Kingdom
  Devon based duo Jacob & Drinkwater have been called ‘stand out new Folk’ by BBC6 Music and ‘inventive and thrilling’ by R2 Magazine. Their 2015 indie release ‘The Burning Low EP’ has garnered airplay[...]
8:00 pm Open Mic in Aldbourne @ Crown Inn
Open Mic in Aldbourne @ Crown Inn
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Open Mic in Aldbourne @ Crown Inn | Aldbourne | England | United Kingdom
I’m super excited to announce that Open Mic is back at THE CROWN in Aldbourne! We used to have fantastic nights with immense talent when the wonderful Anna Page was hosting them. Come and show[...]

How to Deal with Emergency Carpet & Sofa Stains

Handy Household Tips from Jon 2

First and foremost – Don’t Panic!

Accidents will happen but permanent staining can be avoided if prompt action is taken.  Whilst this stain removal guide may be basic, it should help prevent some quite common and expensive DIY stain removal damage. Unfortunately, there can never be a guarantee of complete removal of a stain, but the correct routine will give a professional cleaner, when called in, the best possible chance of success.

Eight top tips for dealing with spills

1. Act as promptly as possible for increased chances of success
2. Do not over wet into backing materials – keep fabric or carpet as dry as possible
3. Scrape up or blot up any excess prior to treatment
4. Use solutions/detergents at recommended dilution ratios and test on a hidden section of carpet prior to treating a stain
5. Always apply the cleaning fluid to the absorbent spotting material not directly onto the carpet or fabric
6. Blot – never rub or scrub
7. Always work from the outside of the stain inward to avoid spreading
8. Encourage quick drying (carefully use a hairdryer on mild heat to assist)

Which Solution or Detergent to Use?

This depends on what has caused the stain and what kind of carpet or upholstery fabric you have. Do not use inappropriate detergents on carpets or upholstery i.e. (washing up liquid, wash powders, household bleach, disinfectants)

Unknown Stains

  • Scrape up or blot surplus spillage
  • Use a Dry Cleaning Solution followed by clean luke warm water then blot dry
  • If further treatment is needed, use either Detergent or Detergent Vinegar Solution (one teaspoon of gentle woollens detergent, one teaspoon of white vinegar to half a pint of warm water) then blot dry
  • final rinse procedure (see below)

Alcohol, coffee, tea, urine & liquid foods

  • blot up surplus spillage
  • make up some Detergent Vinegar Solution: (one teaspoon of gentle woollens detergent, one teaspoon of white vinegar to half a pint of warm water)
  • dab stain with this solution, working from the outer edge of the stain inwards
  • frequently blot with dry cloths
  • final rinse procedure (see below)

Chocolate, blood, glue, egg, ice cream, milk, soft drinks, sweets & vomit

  • scrape up excess with a blunt knife
  • make up some Detergent Vinegar Solution: (one teaspoon of gentle woollens detergent, one teaspoon of white vinegar to half a pint of warm water)
  • dab stain with this solution, working from the outer edge of the stain inwards
  • frequently blot with dry cloths
  • make up some Ammonia Solution:one teaspoonful of branded household Ammonia (available from hardware stores) to one cup of warm water
  • dab stain with this solution, working from the outer edge inwards
  • final rinse procedure (see below)
Final Rinse Procedure
  • mix one-part white vinegar and four-parts water
  • pour mixture into a spray bottle and spray over the stained area
  • blot dampened area (do not rub) to remove excess moisture
  • spread white kitchen towel (stacked 6-8 sheets deep) or absorbent cloth over the affected area and place a weight, such as a telephone directory, on top
  • leave overnight and repeat if necessary
Wool & Natural Fibre

Never use Vanish 1001 or any other Oxi action carpet cleaner on wool or natural fibre carpet or sofas as they will irreparably change the colour – as illustrated here when a customer treated their carpet themselves.

If you find yourself in this situation where a DIY stain removal has ended up bleaching your carpet, do give us a call as we can provide colour repair.

For more help and advice please feel free to contact me on 01488 670113.

Jon Atkinson
Eclipse Cleaning

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