5 Ways to Remove Red Wine Stains from Your Carpet

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Carpet stains are inevitable, and the spills are more common when you have friends or family over for a meal. Enjoying a bottle of red wine is nice until it gets spilled, because it can be difficult to get out of the carpet! If you don’t take action fast, then it is likely that you will be stuck with an unsightly stain on your carpet.

Always blot the stain with a paper towel to remove excess wine, and then use these 5 tips to remove the stain. Keep in mind that it is always best to try the cleaning solution on a small piece of carpet first, to make sure that you won’t be ruining the color of your carpet. Spot testing can be done in a discreet area, before you apply the treatment to the visible section of the carpet.

Peroxide and Dish DetergentTemecula Valley Carpet Cleaning

In a small bowl, combine two cups of cold water, one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing soap, and a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. Use a clean, white rag to clean the spot by dabbing a little in the cleaning solution and gently blotting the stain. Clean the carpet thoroughly after to remove any soap residue.

Vinegar and Dish Detergent

Don’t have peroxide? Try using vinegar instead! Follow the same instructions listed above, but use a tablespoon of white vinegar as a substitute for the hydrogen peroxide.

The Salt Trick

This is a great strategy for both rugs and carpet because it can be used to soak up the moisture within the carpet fibers. Cover the stain with regular table salt, using enough salt so that you can no longer see the red color under the salt. The salt will start soaking up the wine, and you need to leave it in place until the salt dries. Then, use a vacuum to clean up the salt, being sure to thoroughly vacuum the area because residual salt might cause damage to the carpet fibers.

Dry Cleaning Solvent

If you have dry cleaning products, try using the dry cleaning solvent on the wine stain. Apply the solvent to a clean, white rag and blot the stain until it is gone.

Call a Professional

Of course, if you want the job done right, if often makes sense to call a professional. Home Perfect Carpet and Tile Cleaning has the experience you need and the service you deserve.   Contact Scott Peterson at Home Perfect Carpet and Tile Cleaning for more information.  (951) 303-1333