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Hosting a dinner party for family, friends, or co-workers can be a wonderful way of relieving some stress at the end of a long work week. Unfortunately, that Friday night fun can often turn into Saturday morning sorrow when you discover the wine and soda stains that your guests have left behind on your carpet. While having your carpet professionally cleaned will be the most effective way to deal with these stains, it may be several days or even weeks before you are able to utilize these professional services.
In this situation, it is important that you know how to get these stains out of your carpet as quickly as possible. Following the steps outlined below will allow you to complete this task:
What You Will Need
Step 1: Remove Liquid
If the stain is still wet when you discover it, simply use a white washcloth or paper towels to begin blotting the stain in order to remove as much of the liquid as possible.
If the stain has been allowed to dry before you are able to begin the cleaning process, you will need to spray the entire stain with a small amount of warm water. This will reactivate the liquid in the stain and allow you to lift this liquid out of the carpet by blotting the area with a cloth or paper towel.
When performing this step, remember to always blot the stain rather than scrubbing it. This will allow you to remove more of the liquid without driving the stain deeper into your carpet.
Step 2: Treat Carpet
Once you are no longer able to remove any liquid using a plain cloth or paper towel, you will need to apply a cleaning solution to the stained area. This cleaning solution should be made by combining two parts warm water with one part white vinegar and two teaspoons of baking soda in a standard-size spray bottle.
After creating your cleaning solution, spray the entire area with this cleaner and allow the solution to sit on the carpet for several minutes before moving on to the final step.
Step 3: Remove Stain
Lay a plain white washcloth or paper towel over the stained area. Using the back of a tablespoon, begin applying pressure to the cloth in a spiral motion working your way from the outside of the cloth all the way to the center. This will allow you to lift the stain from deep within the carpet without spreading it.
Once you reach the center of the stain, remove the cloth and look to see if the stain is still visible. If traces of the stain remain, repeat steps 2 and 3 until the stain is completely gone.
After successfully removing the stain, simply rinse the carpet with warm water in order to remove any residue that is left behind by your cleaning solution.
A Final Thought
While the cleaning process described above will allow you to remove wine and soda stains from your carpet, it will not replace the need for a professional cleaning. This is because this spot cleaning method may leave certain areas of your carpet exceptionally clean while other areas remain soiled. Consequently, to ensure even wear on you carpet, you should always have the entire carpet professionally cleaned as soon as possible after dealing with multiple stains.
To learn more, or if you have other questions, contact a company like Gallent Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning.Share