Red Wine Spill on Your Carpet? Here’s What to Do Before You Call Clean Pro Experts
So you’ve had a lovely evening with your friends and family. The wine was flowing, the laughter was loud, and the good times were rolling—until someone knocked over a glass of red wine onto your beautiful carpet. It’s a dreaded but all-too-common scenario.
Don’t panic! While red wine stains are notoriously difficult to remove, quick action and the right techniques can minimize the damage. Here are some immediate steps to take before you call in the experts at Clean Pro Carpet and Restoration.
Step 1: Blot, Don’t Rub
Grab a clean cloth or paper towels and begin blotting the wine as quickly as possible. The aim is to soak up as much of the liquid as you can without rubbing it further into the fibers. Rubbing will only spread the stain and make it worse.
Step 2: Add Cold Water
Gently pour a small amount of cold water directly onto the stain. This will help dilute the wine, making it easier to blot up. Continue blotting until you find that no more of the stain is coming off onto your cloth.
Step 3: Try a Homemade Cleaning Solution
If you don’t have a specialized carpet cleaner at hand, a homemade solution can help. Mix one tablespoon of dish soap with two cups of warm water. Using a sponge, apply the solution directly onto the stain, then blot.
Step 4: Apply Salt
If the stain is still visible, try applying a thick layer of salt over the area. The salt will absorb the remaining wine. After 5-10 minutes, vacuum up the salt.
Step 5: Assess the Situation
If the stain has lessened significantly or disappeared altogether, you’ve successfully managed the crisis! However, if the stain persists, it’s time to call in the experts.
When to Call Clean Pro Carpet and Restoration
If your efforts to clean the spill haven’t worked or if you’re dealing with a particularly stubborn or large stain, it’s time to call in professionals. At Clean Pro Carpet and Restoration, our certified experts use state-of-the-art equipment and specialized solutions to effectively remove even the toughest red wine stains.
So the next time you find yourself facing a red wine disaster, remember, quick action is key! And when it’s time to bring in the pros, Clean Pro is just a phone call away.