When you have small kids running around they often times have a cup of juice in their hand. The stores sell these great little cups that have stoppers so that the liquid is unable to leave the cup without some suction. The problem? They don’t always work and many times the spill still makes it on the carpet. Now what are you filling the cup with? If you are like many parents out there, you are using juice in the child’s cup. This is a great choice for many moms but the dark dye in the juice can be a real pain to get out of carpet. One of the worst types of juices that can be spilled on your carpet is grape juice. The grape juice naturally has some red or purple coloring from the fruit itself but dye is also added that gives it an almost impenetrable look. The dye that is used can be extremely hard to get out of carpets of any type or color so knowing how to treat the spills it is a great idea.
Carpet Care 2000 Outlines the Best Process to Remove Grape Juice Spills & Stains from Your Carpet.
Quick Carpet Stain Removal: This is actually a true statement for just about any type of spill on your carpets. This is especially true when you are dealing with a very dark liquid stain like grape juice. The longer you allow the liquid to sit on the carpet the more it is able to sink in. The grape juice will start to soak into the carpet fibers and all the way down into the backing and carpet padding. The deeper the liquid absorbs the harder it is to remove. The stain can reappear if it is not cleaned very fast and completely removed.
Spot Test Carpet Before Cleaning: Whatever the type of cleaner that you are using you need to do a test in an inconspicuous area. The best way to test your cleaner is to go inside a closet in the corner and treat a small area as if there was a stain. Wait to see if there is any adverse reaction to the cleaner that looks like it might damage the carpet. There are some cleaners that claim to be safe for carpets but can damage them and leave you needed to have them replaced or repaired too soon.
Always Blot, Never Rub at Carpet Stains: When you are cleaning a stain especially one that is dark you need to only blot it with a clean white cloth. This will eliminate the stain from expanding and getting larger. Blotting is a great way to remove excess liquid as well as help to pull the stain away from the carpet. Start from the outside in so you don’t spread the carpet stain further.
Carpet Cleaning Solution Combinations: One of the most common cleaning combinations that is used to remove grape juice stains is hydrogen peroxide and liquid dish soap. You can mix a cup of hydrogen peroxide and about two tablespoons of soap to soak into the stain. You can also go with a less intense cleaner and use two cups of warm water and two tablespoons of soap to soak and blot the area as well.
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If you are concerned about a stain on your carpet and want to have it removed call a professional carpet cleaning company right away. Carpet Care 2000 can handle your floor and upholstery cleaning and stain removal needs.