Do you have a red wine stain that just won’t come up?
Have you ever had a moment where you spill a glass of red wine on your carpet and you don’t know what to do? You don’t want to spread it or make it seep into the carpet any further but you don’t have a shampoo machine handy either. Well, here are a couple of tricks you can use to get that impossible red stain out with products you probably have on hand.
The first step is to try to get the extra red wine out of the carpet. Dab the stain with a clean cloth until all the excess liquid has been removed. Do this as soon as possible so that the stain doesn’t go any deeper into the carpet fibers. Once all the extra liquid is gone, salt the stain so it won’t set before you can clean it.
- White Wine vs. Red Wine
– If you have red wine in the house you probably have white wine too. Pour the white wine over the red wine and then dab at the stain until it comes up. Make sure not to rub because this will cause the red wine to go deeper into the carpet. If the stain still isn’t coming up proceed to the soda method.
- Club Soda To The Rescue
– Another way to get a stain out is to pour club soda on it. The carbonation from the soda will help lift the stain from the carpet fibers. Let it set for a minute or two and then dab with a clean cloth. If the stain is still there try the vinegar method.
- Vinegar Isn’t Just For Cooking
– If all else fails, try pouring white vinegar on the stain. The vinegar will neutralize the pigments in the red wine; let it sit for a couple of minutes and then soak up the spot with a clean towel. If the stain has come up, rinse the area with water and soak up the remaining liquid.
If all these techniques fail, feel free to call us at (602) 633-2015 and we can help you get your carpet back to its pristine condition. We can remove stains that you thought never could be lifted. Make sure to check out our special offers on carpet cleaning and Deodorizing too.