Carpet Cleaning Tip – How to Remove Stains

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Red wine?  Of course it couldn’t be white wine!  And someone spilled it all on the white carpet.  Now what?

Take action immediately on the spill before it becomes a stain by first using a clean white cloth to blot out as much wine as possible – do not use the cloth to rub the spill, it will only go deeper into the carpet fibers.

Select an appropriate solution to properly remove the stain. Red Out is one solution that can be used, which can be found at your local specialty flooring store or from a certified cleaning technician. If Red Out is not an available option, then you can use club soda, soda water or tonic, or white vinegar and dish soap with water, which are excellent solutions.

If using Red Out, treat the affected area by spraying the product on the red wine stain until damp.

You must use a white cloth (other colors may fade on your carpet), then place the damp cloth over the affected area for approximately two (2) minutes. Lastly, grab your iron and put on the steam setting, then place the iron on top of the damp cloth. The steam will effectively lift the spill onto the cloth –  repeat this process until the wine spill is gone.

If using club soda, soda water or tonic first blot out the wine spill as much as possible with a clean white cloth. Then pour either club soda, soda water or tonic over the spill and continue to blot. If this does not work, then you may also try a mixture of white vinegar, dish soap, and water in a misting spray bottle. Use ¼ cup of white vinegar, 1 tablespoon of dish soap, and fill with water. Spray area liberally and let soak for about 5-10 minutes and then move forward with blotting with a clean, dry white towel until stain is removed.

Here’s a quick video of Mister Kleen using club soda to clean up a red wine spill on carpets – enjoy!

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