Nothing is more relaxing than sitting back at home with a glass of robust red wine. Until you accidentally spill it on the carpet, and relaxation turns into full-fledged panic. If this happens to you, don’t worry. Remain calm and follow these tips, and your carpet will be back to new in no time:
Don’t stare in horror at the wine stain then forget about it and hope for the best. The quicker you act, the more likely you can restore the look of your carpet. If the stain does set in, remember to call professional carpet cleaners to fix the problem.
Blot the Spot
Before you do anything else, use a clean cloth blot the spot and soak up as much liquid as you can. Always use a fresh part of the cloth. You can also pour a small amount of water or club soda to dilute the wine stain, then continue to blot. Blot, don’t scrub!
Spot Test all Products
Before you use any cleaning solution (natural or otherwise), make sure to test the product on a hidden piece of the carpet in case anything goes wrong. If the colour and quality of your carpet fibres are not affected, then you’re safe to go ahead.
Carpet Cleaning Method
In a pinch, these carpet cleaning methods come highly recommended:
• Mix three parts baking soda with one part water, and stir into a paste. Pat it into the stain and let dry, then vacuum it all up.
• Place a small pile of salt onto the stain, which will absorb the red wine. Once it dries, you can vacuum it up.
• Dilute vinegar with a bit of water and then blot away with a clean cloth.
• Combine dish soap with hydrogen peroxide or water and let it soak on the stain. Finally, wash it off with water.
Did it Work?
Once everything has been dried and you have vacuumed up the cleaning products, check to see if the stain is gone. If not, it’s time to call in the professionals. They use the highest-grade products to ensure your carpet looks the way it should. Don’t let one wayward spill ruin the look of your carpet. Turn to the professionals and extend the life of your carpet.
Now you’re ready to reward your cleaning accomplishments with a nice glass of wine? Just be careful this time!