You’ve had a long day. There is nothing like unwinding with a glass of red wine. Whether you are ready to relax for the evening – or you are hosting a party with your closest friends – spills can happen at any time. Unfortunately, red wine spills are the most notable type. They set in quickly and can be difficult to remove… but don’t panic just yet. There are solutions! Let’s take a look at the most effective way to deal with red wine stains.
So, you have a red wine stain on your carpet. This can be a pretty stressful event. Suddenly your pristine carpeting looks less than perfect. The first thing you need to do is take a breath. Panicking or acting hastily can cause you to make poor decisions, lash out at others, or create serious anxiety. Before you do anything else, take one slow deep breath. This will help you focus on the task at hand. Now, are you ready to tackle that stain? Then go to the kitchen and grab a towel.
Run the towel under the faucet until it is damp. Head back to the stained area. Dab the towel on the red wine stain and blot up as much of the wine as possible. (You always want to blot, rather than rub the stained area. Rubbing can damage your carpet fibers, allowing the stain to settle in deeper. It can also affect the overall appearance of your carpeting.) Something to keep in mind while you blot? You may need to re-wet the towel several times. It all depends on the severity of the stain and the original color of your carpeting. The key is to remove as much of the wine as possible. If the red wine stain refuses to come out, you will need to alternate between blotting with club soda and blotting with water.
It’s not just the stain you need to be focused on. You also need to remove the smell. Even if you spill a white wine as opposed to a red wine, there can be a lingering odor long after. That makes the blotting process a must for any and all spills. It works to remove excess liquid – and take that harsh scent along with it! Once the bulk of the stain (and the scent) has been removed, you can relax a little bit. Part of the stain may still be visible – but that’s okay. The next step in this process will remove it once and for all.
It is now time to call a professional carpet cleaning service. Yes, there are many at-home cleaners on the market today. However, there is simply no comparison to a professional clean. Not to mention the fact that many at-home cleaners alter the appearance of your carpeting. It is always best to trust a qualified professional. Between the experience of the carpet cleaner you choose and the high-quality tools they bring with them, that red wine stain will be a thing of the past! It is the best – and most effective – choice for your home.
Red wine stains happen. Make sure that when they do, you know how to deal with them properly and effectively. By blotting up the area and calling a professional carpet cleaner, your home will look good as new before you know it.