How To Get Holiday Stains Out of the Carpet

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A house full of family and friends is a great way to spend the holidays! But it can be stressful to have so many people around, especially when messes and accidents happen. Whether someone drops a slice of pumpkin pie or spills their red wine, your carpets can be forever stained if you don’t clean up the mess properly.

Timing Matters for Stain Removal

One of the most important things to keep in mind is that timing matters if you want to avoid the risk of a long-term carpet stain. You need to clean up the mess as quickly as possible. Otherwise, you will have a mark on the carpet reminding you of the holiday party throughout the year.

The longer a spill sits on the carpet, the harder it is to remove. Over time, the spill seeps deeper into the carpet fibers and eventually sets in to create a stain that won’t go away. So, even when there is a lot going on during the party, it’s important to take a few minutes to wipe up the spill and get as much as possible out of the carpet.

Professional Stain Removal Tips

No matter what is spilled on the carpet, always follow these stain removal tips:

  • Scrape Up the Excess: Use a spoon to pick up any solid food bits. Food scraps need to be removed so you don’t rub them deeper into the carpet.
  • Blot the Liquid: Using a clean towel or paper towel, blot (don’t rub) to soak up as much liquid as possible. Start at the edge of the stain and work inward. Continue blotting with clean towels until you no longer see it picking up color.
  • Carpet Cleaning Product: Always have a trusted carpet cleaning product on hand, such as a spray that can be applied to spills. Test on a small area of the carpet that is out of view first. Apply a small amount of the cleaning solution to the stain and blot again.
  • Drying the Spot: If there is excess liquid, place layers of paper towels on the spot and weigh down with heavy books on top. Check frequently and replace the paper towels if they are soaked through.

Call the Experts for Carpet Cleaning

If you have a stubborn spot or stain on your carpet, then it might be time to call for pro carpet cleaning services. Our team at Home Perfect Carpet and Tile Cleaning can spot treat the difficult areas and clean all of the carpets. Call our owner, Scott Peterson, at (951) 303-1333