Wine Stains

Red Wine Spill

Red Wine Spill

 Its bound to happen one day, the dreaded Wine Spill..

You’re having a dinner party and you or one of you guests accidentally knocks over a glass of wine onto your carpet.  Unfortunately it happens, but fortunately for you, there are ways to prevent it from damaging your carpet further than it has to.  If you find yourself in this predicament, follow these simple steps to keep it from setting in.

Keep the stain wet. A dry stain is always much harder to remove, so first of all blot all of the wine with a wet towel. Water, Club Soda or even White  Wine will keep the stain wet. Good Housekeeping recommends to “Use plain water or mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dish washing detergent and one tablespoon of white  vinegar with two cups of warm water.” Using dish washing soap is a good idea because it has stain fighting powders that will help you remove a new stain.Another great stain fighter is dabbing the stain with hydrogen peroxide and water. You can buy hydrogen peroxide at your local pharmacy and keep it around the house in case of spills or stains. It removes wine from carpets and many other surfaces. Make sure to never use it on silk.

Blot, Blot, Blot! Using a thick towel or sponge, keep blotting until you start seeing the stain improving.  Its a good idea to give us a call as soon as it happens so we can get on the way. Not all stains come out, but with us working together, the chances are much better!


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