Red wine, Coffee, or Nail Color Stains, how to remove them out of your carpet?
You cannot avoid occasional spills, they are inevitable. Whether it’s coffee, nail color, or red wine, it is not easy to remove a stain, once you have them over your carpet. The last thing you want to see is cleaning with DIY techniques and damaging the carpet material.
You can prevent such damages and tackle such tough stains with the right solution. Take a step-by-step approach while cleaning your carpet. Here’s what you can do.
Pick the Stain Via Wet/Dry Vacuuming
The unwanted mess, it happened anyway.
The first thing you have to focus is removing the spill right on. The task is easier if the spill is still wet, otherwise, put a little bit of effort and remove the dried stain.
Use wet/dry vacuum, take out as much as liquid possible and the semisolids like food spills. Just place the hose of the vacuum over the spill area. Drag the hose around to suck up all the liquid mess. Do not rub or press the hose over the spill as it will push the stain deep into fiber layer.
Apply Mild Cleaning Solution over Soiled Area
Once you extract the liquid spills, treat the area with mild cleaning solution. Avoid using harsh cleaners or vinegar as they may discolor your carpet. Instead, use natural carpet stain solutions. Apply a generous amount of cleaning solution and allow it to work on the carpet for some time before you blot.
Blot the area using a Clean & Dry Cloth
To avoid excessive soaking, blot the area gently. Make use of ink-free towels or white cloth to avoid adding more stains to the carpet. In order to prevent the stain from spreading, work from the border area of the spill towards the center. Repeat the process until the stain no longer transfers to the cloth.
Rinse the Applied Cleaning Solution
One of the common mistake people do is not rinsing the cleaning solution once the stain disappears. The soapy area may appear clean and fresh, but over time it becomes sticky and attracts more dirt and debris like a magnet.
Rinse the area thoroughly with clean water. Do not directly pour the water, use a wet towel or spray few drops of water. Remove wetness through blotting. Repeat the process, until you completely remove the residue of cleaning solution.
Placing a thick layer of cloth/paper towels on the area and weigh them down with a heavy object can also help. You can even do dry/wet vacuuming until the area is completely dry.
There will always be stains that just won’t go away for all the DIY methods. Ensure you call in a professional carpet cleaning service around your area and let them handle it.
Our professionals will clean faster and more efficiently in a very less time. Of course, there will be no compromise in the quality of service. Book our services today and keep your carpets clean and fresh.