Red wine goes great with a lot of your favorite dishes. Although, you do not have to be a genius to know that there is one thing red wine does not match up well with, your carpet. Of all the damage your carpet takes, a red wine stain can be one of the biggest eye sores if not addressed of right away. Removing a red wine stain however does not have to be a chore.
Imagine yourself hosting the party of the century, one simple slip and next thing you know your carpet is soaking up a delectable bouquet of your favorite crimson vino. No need crying over spilled wine (that is unless you really love wine). Follow these simple steps and knock out that red wine stain before it becomes a permanent resident on your home’s carpet.
Note: Before removing any stain on your own make certain your carpet does not have any special cleaning requirements, such is the case with carpets made from natural materials or those containing special dyes. In the event you are unsure don’t hesitate to contact a professional carpet cleaner.
First, as soon as the wine hits the carpet grab a clean towel and begin to blot the stain. This is stain removal 101. Remove as much of the stain as you can without scrubbing. Scrubbing only grinds a stain into the carpet.
After you have soaked up as much you can there are a couple of handy items you may have just sitting around the home that will help you get rid of that stain. Before you begin application of any stain removal product or household item, test the remedy on a small patch of undamaged carpet.
– Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda: These household items might just be the most multi talented products in your kitchen cupboard. Lightly spray some hydrogen peroxide on the stain and follow-up with a sprinkling of baking soda. Combined, these items help dissolve stains and soak left over particles. Finish up with warm water on a clean towel, more blotting and then vacuum up excess baking soda.
– Club Soda: This bubbly concoction is great for cleaning most any stain. It works on the same principles of our Hot Carbon Extraction method. The bubbles help breakup the stain and the higher levels of acidity give it deeper stain penetrating power.
– White Wine: It might seem counterproductive at first, but white wine can actually help break down a red wine stain. Pour white wine over a stain and blot with warm water.
– Salt: If you don’t have any of these products handy, which every household should, salt has great natural absorbing powers. Once the salt soaks up the stain you can quickly run it over with a vacuum cleaner to make sure everything is lifted from the carpet.
If none of these home remedies work there are several commercial products you can use to defeat a red wine stain. However, this usually means a trip to the store and treating your carpet with an unknown mixture of chemicals. If your natural household products can’t do the job consider calling a local carpet cleaning expert who offers emergency services, because when it comes to red wine, time is of the essence.
Avoid further damage to your carpets or putting your family and pets at risk with potentially dangerous chemicals. ChemDry offers a completely natural solution to removing the toughest stains. We offer on-call emergency service and our cleaning professionals are courteous and thorough – If your carpet has been the victim of a red wine accident call us NOW!
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