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12/09/2015

How to Remove Common Holiday Stains

Holiday parties and family reunions make this season an extra fun time of the year. Between meeting up with old friends and indulging in delicious holiday treats, you are sure to have a great time. If you are hosting a get together in your home and are worried about potential stains on your carpet, don't stress out, there are ways to fight just about every stain you can think of. Cleanpro in Tacoma can help prepare you to fight stains with this simple holiday stain guide.

General Carpet Stain Removal

Treating carpet stains doesn't have to be a difficult task. The best way to ensure a stain doesn't set is by treating it as soon as you notice it. Taking action against stains right away will make the removal process easier. There are general rules to follow for all stains that will make their removal easier. If you're dealing with a dry stain, such as dried up mud or chocolate, vacuum the area to remove any loose pieces. You can also scrape up some of the excess solid pieces. For semi-solid stains, scoop up as much of the staining agent as possible. Use a dull butter knife or spoon to scrape up substances like melted chocolate and peanut butter. When dealing with liquid stains, use a clean washcloth to blot up as much excess liquid as possible. Once you have taken care of this initial step, you will have to follow more specific instructions depending on what is causing your carpet woes.

Remove Cranberry Sauce Carpet Stains

Cranberry sauce is a classic holiday treat that ends up on carpets and linens all too often. Its deep red color and unique texture make it easier for this treat to cause unsightly carpet stains. If you find cranberry sauce on your carpet, remove the excess and make sure to avoid rubbing it in further. Combine cold water and dishwashing soap to create a stain treating liquid. Avoid rubbing the area and instead blot the area using the solution and a clean washcloth. Next, use a dry washcloth to blot the area. Repeat these two steps until the stain is gone. Once the stain has been removed, blot the area with cold water and use a clean washcloth to dry your carpet. For professional help getting rid of carpet stains, contact Cleanpro in Tacoma at (253) 229- 7499. Our team of experts is here to help you keep your carpets at their best!

Remove Wine from Your Carpet

Spilled drinks are bound to happen at any holiday party. When the spilled drink happens to be red wine, the stain might be more worrisome. Don't stress out just yet, there is a sure fire way to get rid of the wine stains in your carpet. Start by blotting the stain with a clean washcloth. This will help remove excess liquid from the area that may cause the stain to grow or penetrate deeper into your carpet. Next, combine warm water, vinegar and dish soap to create a wine removing solution. Blot the area with the solution until the stain completely disappears. If needed, use a dry washcloth to soak up some of the excess liquid as you clean. Once the stain is gone, blot the area with cold water and dry it with a clean washcloth.

Christmas Tree Sap and Carpets

A natural Christmas tree can make your home feel extra festive this holiday season. While the natural scent of pine or fir in your home is great, the sap that might end up on your carpets isn't ideal. Once the sap has dried, use isopropyl rubbing alcohol to blot the area. This solution will cause the sap to dissolve and make clean up easier. Next, use a solution of warm water combined with dishwashing soap to blot the stain. The sap should start to lift and your carpet should look cleaner. Once your carpet is free of sap, use a clean washcloth and cold water to blot the area. Blot up excess liquid with a clean cloth and let the area fully dry before allowing foot traffic through the space.

Carpet Cleaning Service in Federal Way

Remember that your carpets should be taken care of by a professional carpet cleaning service at least twice a year. Getting your carpets professionally cleaned after the holidays is a great way to ensure your carpets stay clean and looking great. If your carpet is ready for a professional cleaning, contact Cleanpro in Tacoma. Our experienced team is sure to leave your carpet looking its best. Give us a call at (253) 229- 7499 and ask about all of our services.

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