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

Is it time to replace your carpet?   Here are a few signs to look for.

February 7, 2017 at 11:54 pm

Mobile carpet showroom
Mobile carpet showroom

At  Coventry Flooring our goal is to make your shopping for carpet and flooring easier than ever. Our trained professionals  will visit your home and help you through every step of the process from selecting colors and fabrics from our mobile showroom, to providing the installation.   Of course you will be concerned with the price of new carpeting and what kind to get.   We will work with you to get the right kind of carpet for your budget and lifestyle.  Here are some things to look at:

 

 

Stains

  • Stains are one of the main reasons why people replace their carpet. Over time things happen. Food and drink get spilled. Dirt gets tracked in.  If you have pets than possibly pet urine.  All of these things get on the carpet and possibly into the padding. If you have had the same carpet for a long time and there are stains than it is most likely time to replace it.

Smells

  • Carpeting will absorb odors that penetrates deep into the fibers and even the padding if not cleaned and cared for properly. Proper cleaning and care is critical to keeping away odors from your carpet.  If you have pets when replacing your carpet you may want to consider a pet protect type of carpeting and padding.

Wear

  • The older your carpet is the more wear it will usually have.  If your carpet has small tears in it they can be repaired.  The older the carpeting and the more wear and tears you have than it is probably time to replace it.  If you have polyester carpeting than it will typically matt down and lose its form over time.  Nylon on the other hand tends to be tougher and stand up better to wear.  If after a deep professional cleaning it still does not look that great than it is probably time to replace it.

Replacing your carpet will need to be done eventually.  When you are ready to start looking give us a call.  We will come to your home and help you with the next decision. What kind of carpeting should I get now?

 

Category: Carpet and Flooring