Christmas is the best time of the year. It’s a time for family, friends and plenty of parties. When the festive occasions come to an end, the host of the parties is usually left with unsightly stains on the carpets. From red wines to spirited concoctions, alcohol can leave a big stain. How does one effectively clean the alcohol from expensive carpeting and salvage the rug?
The Sooner the Stain is Caught the Easier it is to Remove
Any domestic cleaning expert will instruct that the best way to get rid of carpet stains is to catch them right when they happen. While this is not always possible, as soon as that red wine hits that light coloured carpet, clean it up. Blot any stain and never rub. By rubbing the stain it sends it straight to the deep fibres of the carpet and will help set it in for good. The best way to rid a stain that proves to be troublesome is by using an oxygen based cleanser. If the carpet is light coloured this will do the trick, but it could remove the colour from darker carpets.
The Power of Vinegar
Vinegar is a great cleaner that is used for so many types of house cleaning. From making window cleaner to conditioning the hair, there are a million uses for this liquid. For those who have darker carpets, they will need to use a combination of vinegar and dish washing liquid. Together these powerful cleaners can remove red wine without problem. When the stain has sat for a day or two, the stain can be more stubborn to remove.
The foaming cleaner for cuts and bumps may be the next best thing for the carpets. By applying a bit of peroxide to the carpet and some baking soda, it will create