carpet stain removal

Conquering Holiday Carpet Stains

The biggest holiday of the year is just days away, and carpet stains are pretty much inevitable, so how can you conquer that carpet stain removal when the need arises. Close to Halloween, Green Clean discussed treating tricky carpet stains, so let’s get a little more in detail about carpet stain removal. 

Previous Tips

Make sure that you remove any loose materials that have gotten onto the carpet. Apply soapy water to the stained area with a spray bottle, and make sure to blot up the spot. Also, never rub a carpet stain. 

Wine or Juice Stain

It’s the holidays, and the adults in the family may want to enjoy a glass of wine or other beverages that are more likely to stain your carpet if spills happen. If an accident occurs, spray the spot with club soda and blot with a microfiber cloth. 

Holiday Chocolate

Holiday chocolates are popular right now, and kids and adults alike get excited about these delicious treats. If melted chocolate gets onto your carpet, place a resealable bag with ice on the stain to harden it. After it has set, use a dull knife to scrape the chocolate away. 

Using dish soap and a warm water solution, work from the outside towards the center of the stain. Let the solution soak on the stain for at least five minutes after allowing the solution to do its work blot the stain until it’s gone.

Dirt Stains

From December to February, the colder weather and the possibility of snow/sleet during the holidays in Raleigh, mud is a likely issue. If these stains appear on your carpets, allow the stain to dry before you attempt carpet stain removal.

Scrape off as much of the mud as possible, then vacuum it. Apply a detergent solution that you’ve created to the stain and then let the solvent sit on the stain for about ten minutes — using a clean, white towel, blot up the stain. 

Fat-Based Stains

Holiday dinners mean that you might have fat-based stains created by butter, margarine, gravy, etc. pop up on that carpet when things get spilled. Baking soda is your best bet for a carpet cleaning product for these types of stains. 

Sprinkle stains with baking soda and let it sit on the stains for about six hours. Vacuum up the area and then blot the stain with a cloth that has rubbing alcohol on it. A dry-solvent spot cleaner is also another option, but make sure to follow the instructions on the label.

Post-Holiday Carpet Stain Removal

Extend the holiday magic by contacting Green Clean NC. We use environmentally friendly solutions and state-of-the-art equipment to remove even the Grinchiest holiday carpet stains. After our team of skilled technicians has thoroughly cleaned your carpet, we can apply an optional stain protection, thus preventing future messes from marking your beautiful flooring.

Green Clean NC is a leading provider of carpet cleaning and air duct cleaning services in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the entire Triangle area. Our goal is to help you create a comfortable and safe living environment that you’ll be happy to come home to at the end of each day. For a free five-point healthy home inspection, contact us Monday through Saturday, from 8 am to 5 pm at (919) 872-7247.

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