It’s been said that the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. For most people, that’s a true statement. However, the holiday season probably adds the most stains to your carpets, which is good news for your local professional carpet cleaning service. After all, this is the time of the year that you the most amount of guests to your home in the shortest period of time. Have no fear though. You can use the carpet cleaning tips in this post to tackle any carpet stain the holidays bring.
Carpet Cleaning Solutions for Tough Holiday Stains
Gravy Baby – Gracy is a must on a holiday dinner table. However, some of it may splatter off of the gravy boat and on to your beautiful carpet. Don’t worry. It’s easy to clean up. Just pour a cup of warm soapy water over it and let that sit for 10 minutes. When the 10 minutes is up, blot it up with a clean kitchen towel.
Ruby red lipstick – People like to look good for the holidays, so except your guests to be wearing lipstick. If they drop their glass or fork onto the ground that lipstick will be on your carpet. The trick to getting it out of your carpet is easy. Make a solution of equal parts laundry detergent and warm water. Pour it on the stain and let it sit for 20 minutes. Proceed to blot it up with clean dish cloth.
Pet accidents – If you’re having overnight guests over, they may want to bring their dogs with them. If one of these furry guests pees on your carpet, don’t worry. Blot the stain up with a clean cloth. Then pour a cup of vinegar on the stain, followed by a cup of baking soda. Be patient and let this sit for 30 minutes. Then blot it up with a clean cloth.
Wine spills – If you’re serving wine at your holiday dinner, some of it may get spilled on the carpet. Just pour some white vinegar on it. Follow that with hot soapy water. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then blot as much of the stain up as possible.
Tree sap – Nothing beats a Christmas tree during the holiday season. If tree sap gets on the floor, just pour rubbing alcohol on it, let is sit for 5 minutes, then blot it up with a clean cloth.
Candle wax – Bright candles are a great way to add ambience to your holiday dinner. If some candle wax gets on the carpet just put a paper grocery bag over it and iron it for a few minutes. This will get most, if not all of the candle wax out of your carpet –
Soot – A roaring fireplace is lovely sight to behold during the holidays. If soot gets on your carpet, just pour a good amount of baking soda over it and let it sit for at least 2 hours. Then vacuum it up.
If you find that these carpet cleaning tips don’t remove the entire stain, steam clean your carpets. That will get rid of any carpet stain.
This guest post was written by Ross at:
Honor Carpet Cleaning
5264 SE Horseshoe Point Rd Stuart, FL 34997