How to remove Red Wine Stains from Carpet?
Red wine stains are the hardest to remove, be it from clothes, furniture or carpets. Did your weekend dinner party get a little out hand and someone spilled red wine on your carpets?
If you thought getting red wine stains out of your favourite blouse was a task, wait until you try to remove it out of your carpets. To help you with this troublesome task, We at Who Who carpet cleaning and pest management have some Do it yourself tips:
1) Blot the stain immediately:
Time is your worst enemy when it comes to dealing with red wine stains, it is best to attend to it immediately. Use a piece of cloth or paper roll to blot away the excess immediately. Ensuring that you alternate between the cloth and use a fresh spot every time you dab.
2) Baking soda is your friend:
Once you have blotted the excess wine, make a paste with baking soda and plain water (2:1 ratio). Apply the paste generously onto the stained spot and let it sit until it dries. Once dried, you can vacuum it up. Although, do not use the baking soda method often as it has the tendency to shorten the life of your vacuum cleaner.
3) Fight fire with fire:
Don’t set your carpet on fire just yet. Remove red wine stains with white wine. White wine enzymes neutralize the stain caused by red wine. Pour white wine over the red wine, and remove the excess using a clean damp cloth.
Use a mild detergent or shampoo to clean the stained area and let it dry.
4) Pour club soda over the stain:
Pour club soda over the stain and let it sit for 8-12 hours. The stain would have diminished significantly due to the chemical add-ons during the artificial carbonation process of club, making it work wonders on your red wine stains. Here are few more genius uses for club soda.
If the spot is still damp, use a blow dryer to dry and fluff the carpet.
5) Get professional help:
If you are having difficulties in removing the wine stains off your carpet, it is highly recommended to contact a professional carpet cleaning service provider as soon as possible, the longer the stain sits the harder it is to remove as it would have integrated into the carpet fibres.
Carpet cleaning professionals are equipped with a wide range of tools such as the latest technology, carpet cleaning stain removers, carpet cleaning techniques that will your looking and feeling like new in no time. Read this before choosing your professional carpet cleaner.
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