Wiping Out Wine Spots in Carpets!
Whether it’s on Valentine’s Day or just any day of the week, a glass of red wine can be a nice treat – as long as it doesn’t spill anywhere and leave a wine spot. If it gets on the carpets, though, red wine quickly goes from a delightful drink to a nightmare.
Not to worry, though, because Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning has the wine stain removal solution for you:
Step 1: If the stain is fresh, immediately blot up as much of the liquid as you can. Using a clean towel, blot (don’t scrub!) from the outside edge of the spot towards its center. Working your way in like this should help prevent the spot from spreading.
Step 2: Mix together a teaspoon of dish soap – preferably colorless – and a cup of hydrogen peroxide.* Put on rubber gloves, dampen a sponge in the solution, and then use it to blog the spot (again, working from the outside edge towards the middle).
Make sure the sponge is just damp (not wet) and that you frequently rinse it out with clean water before re-dampening it with the solution. Like blotting from the edge, all of this should help keep the spot from spreading.
Repeat this process until no more of the wine spot comes up.
Step 3: Now it’s time for solution two. Mix a cup of cold water with 2-6 drops of the dish soap (colorless if possible) and pour that into a spray bottle.* Spritz the spot (and a little outside the spot) until the carpet is damp. Blot the carpet until it’s fairly dry.
Step 4: Fill a separate sprayer with warm water (or thoroughly clean out the first – we don’t want anymore soap) and spray the carpet until it’s damp. After that, blot the carpet dry and repeat this process one to two more times.
After that, feel the carpet. You want to make sure there’s no remaining soap in the carpet, as residual soap can actually attract dirt. If you feel any soap, repeat this rinsing step until the residue is completely gone.
Step 5: Grab a thick towel and lay it over the damp carpet. Put some weights on the towel and let it sit for a few hours. After that, remove the weights and towel – it should have absorbed a good amount of the moisture.
And, with any luck, the wine spot will be gone and the carpets will look lovely. Now, if you’re dealing with a particularly stubborn stain, Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning is ready to help. We can erase even the toughest spots, getting your carpets looking grand again.
So, if you end up with a tough spot, use our handy Online Scheduler or call the team at 1-877-OXIFRESH. When the technician arrives, ask them about Spotting Kit additional service.
We can’t wait to serve you!
*Always test any solution on an inconspicuous area of the carpet before general use. Let the solution set for 30 seconds, blot it dry, and then rinse the area with warm water and blot it drying . Check for color loss or color bleeding. If you notice any problems, don’t use that solution on the carpet.