Valentine’s Day Wine stains on your carpet or floor:

February 18, 2017 at 4:29 pm

Carpet stains
Commercial Wool Carpet at the Brown Palace Hotel

Enjoying a romantic night at home and your wine glass tips  over on the floor or carpet? Don’t worry just clean it up quickly. As soon as you spill some red wine on your carpet get a clean rag and put it over the spill and apply pressure to blot up the wine.   Keep blotting the wine up with new towels until you cannot absorb any more wine.   Then get a damp cloth, with cold water so the stain does not set in, and blot until no more is visible on the towel.

If you spilled on your hardwood floors it will be even easier.  Just blot up the wine until no more is left and then clean with a hardwood floor cleaner..

 

If the carpet spill just happened, get a clean white cloth and put pressure on the stain until the cloth is saturated with the wine. Repeat with clean cloths until no more wine is being absorbed. Switch to a clean, damp cloth (use cold water to avoid setting the stain) and blot until the remaining wine is no longer visible.

Here are the basic steps to take whenever Wine is spilled on your floor:

Soak up and blot spill.

Apply tested cleaning solution.

Leave solution on 5 minutes or more.

Rinse with cold water; cover with white paper towel.

CLEANING SOLUTIONS

Detergent Solution
Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish soap with one cup warm water.

Vinegar Solution
Mix 2 tablespoons white vinegar with 4 cups warm water.

 

Chocolate stains

Clean up the chocolate with a clean paper towel. Use a teaspoon of dye free dish soap with two cups of cold water. Put a clean towel in the solution and wash until the stain is removed. Rinse with clean water and pat dry.

Prevent Carpet Stains:

See our post From December:

 

Category: Carpet and Flooring

Common Carpet Stains and how to clean them.

October 31, 2016 at 10:09 pm

Carpet stains
Commercial Wool Carpet at the Brown Palace Hotel
Keeping your carpet clean is very important for extending its life and making sure it looks good for its entire intended life. It’s important to vacuum weekly and deep clean when needed or every 18 months and spot clean.

Here are four common carpet stains and how to clean them:
1. Pet
2. Dirt
3. Wine
4. Ink

PET URINE
• Soak up and blot spill.
• Apply cleaning solution.
• Leave solution on at least 5 minutes.
• Rinse with cold water then cover with white paper towel.
CLEANING SOLUTIONS
Detergent Solution
Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish soap with one cup warm water.
Vinegar Solution
Mix 2 tablespoons white vinegar with 4 cups warm water.
DIRT
• Soak up and blot spill.
• Apply cleaning solution.
• Leave solution on 5 minutes or more.
• Rinse with cold water; cover with white paper towel.
CLEANING SOLUTIONS
Detergent Solution
Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish soap with one cup warm water.
Vinegar Solution
Mix 2 tablespoons white vinegar with 4 cups warm water
WINE
• Soak up and blot spill.
• Apply cleaning solution.
• Leave solution on 5 minutes or more.
• Rinse with cold water; cover with white paper towel.
CLEANING SOLUTIONS
Detergent Solution
Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish soap with one cup warm water.
Vinegar Solution
Mix 2 tablespoons white vinegar with 4 cups warm water.
INK
• Soak up and blot spill
• Use 70 % isopropyl rubbing alcohol. Apply the rubbing alcohol to a cloth or paper towel and do not pour the rubbing alcohol directly on the spot.

Category: Carpet