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How to Remove Red Wine Stains in Tampa FL


Red wine is a nightmare to get out of your carpet. It can quickly become a permanent stain in your carpet.  Remember to move quickly. The longer a spill sits on the carpet it is more likely to become a stain that is a constant reminder of how beautiful your carpet once was.

Note: Before removing any stain on your own make certain your carpet does not have any special cleaning requirements, such is the case with carpets made from natural materials or those containing special dyes.  If you’re unsure don’t hesitate to contact a professional carpet cleaner.

First, remove the excess wine as soon as it hits the carpet.  Grab a clean towel and begin to gently blot the stain. Do not press hard on the stain, a lot of downward pressure could cause the stain down into the carpet backing, making it harder to get out. Remove as much of the stain as you can without scrubbing. Scrubbing only grinds a stain into the carpet.

After you have soaked up as much as you can there are a couple of household items that will help you get rid of that stain.  Before you begin application of any stain removal product or household item, test the remedy on a small patch of undamaged carpet.

·         Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda: These household items might just be the most multitalented products in your kitchen cupboard.  Lightly spray some hydrogen peroxide on the stain and follow-up with a sprinkling of baking soda.  Combined, these items help dissolve stains and soak left over particles.  Finish up with warm water on a clean towel, more blotting and then vacuum up excess baking soda.

·         Club Soda: is great for cleaning most any stain.  It works on the same principles of our Hot Carbon Extraction method.  The bubbles breakup the stain and the higher levels of acidity give it deeper stain penetrating power.

·         White Wine: It sounds strange but white wine can help break down a red wine stain.  Pour white wine over a stain and blot with warm water, again do not press hard it could make the stain larger.

·         Salt: If you don’t have any of these products handy, which every household should, salt has great natural absorbing powers.  Once the salt soaks up the stain you can quickly run it over with a vacuum cleaner to make sure everything is lifted from the carpet.

You can always combine a few of these remedies together to get better results. If none of these home remedies work, consider calling Chem-Dry of Tampa, your carpet cleaning expert. We specialize in carpet stains. Call (813) 402-8403 to get a free estimate.

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