As families gather to share a fabulous meal as well as all the things they are thankful for this past year, there may be some of that fantastic food that ends up on your floor. Some of the stains that come with Thanksgiving can be difficult to remove. Carpet Care 2000 is here to share some tips to help you get some common Thanksgiving stains out of your carpet this holiday season.
How to Remove Gravy & Oil Based Stains from Carpet
When dealing with gravy and other oil based stains, you need to act quickly. Using a spoon, be sure to get all of the excess gravy off the carpet before getting to work on the stain. Next, you need to sprinkle the area with cornstarch to soak up all the oil. This will take some time, so let it sit for at least 15 minutes. This might need to be done a couple of times if the spill is a large one, but once the cornstarch has had time to work, use a vacuum to remove it from the carpet. Now you will be mixing a cleaning solution of half white vinegar and half warm water. Mix in a spray bottle and generously spray the stain. Always use a white, wet washcloth to blot up the stain. Standing on the cloth helps to absorb the cleaner more efficiently.
How to Get Red Wine Spills Out of Carpet
One of the best tools to remove a red wine spill is actually white wine. You will need to remove as much of the red wine as possible with the help of a clean, white washcloth. Stand on the washcloth to remove much of the red wine. Filling a spray bottle with white wine, spray the stain and blot up with a clean, wet washcloth. You may find that you have to repeat the process a couple of times to completely remove the red wine, but eventually, the white wine will remove it.
How to Remove Cranberry Stains from Carpet
Cranberry spills are so dark and red, you want to work quickly to get it off your carpet. Using a spoon, scoop the excess cranberry sauce from the carpet and get ready to get to work. Dawn dish soap is a great way to get rid of that red stain left behind. You will only need one tablespoon of dawn dish soap and two cups of cool water. To remove the stain, use a clean, white washcloth to sponge the stain with the cleaner. Blot away the stain a little at a time. Repeat this process as many times as necessary to remove it completely.
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Hopefully, you won’t find yourself needing any of these tips, and will have a spill free Thanksgiving. For any spills and stains that you aren’t able to remove completely on your own, the carpet cleaning professionals at Carpet Care 2000 can help. Give us a call today and we can help you restore your carpets and keep them stain free.