There’s nothing more satisfying than getting together with family and friends. Great company, good food, and amazing wine are always a winning combination. But the festivities might result in a wine spill or two. That can put a damper on the proceedings.
You won’t hear people making much of a fuss over spilled white wine. But if you spill a bit of red wine then people get upset. There’s a reason people lose their mind over red wine spills on their clothes or carpet. The beloved beverage has pigments like the ones found in dyes. Red wine also has tannin, a substance that’s used to make ink.
There’s no need to worry though. There are many cleaning options available. A cleaning service like Helping Hands Cleaning Services can take care of the problem in no time. You can also do it yourself and save money. Here’s how to get wine out of the carpet fast.
Use Club Soda
One of the best ways to get wine out of your carpet is to use club soda. It’s a cleaning method that’s known to be effective over the years. The soda doesn’t have any harmful chemicals so it won’t ruin your carpet.
The first thing you need to do is to blot the stain with a clean, dry cloth. You can use a towel, an old rag, or tissue. But make sure the cloth absorbs as much of the liquid as possible. Next, pour club soda on the stain. Wait for a few seconds. Blot the area again. Wait for the spot to dry. Pour some more club soda and continue the process until the stain is gone.
Cleaning experts believe the bubbles in the club soda helps loosen the stain from the fibers. This makes it easier to lift the stain out of the material. But this cleaning method doesn’t work on clothes or tablecloths.
Use a Soap and Vinegar Mixture
You can create a good cleaning agent with items found in your home. Some good ones you can use for house cleaning are soap and vinegar.
This includes removing wine stains from the carpet. You can make a soap and vinegar cleaner. You can do this by mixing one tablespoon of white vinegar and dishwashing soap with two cups of water. It’s best if you use tepid water.
Speed is essential when it comes to carpet stains. Once the spill happens, blot the stain as much as you can. Use paper towels or a clean cloth to pat it dry. Do not rub the material against the carpet. You should press the towel or rag down in a gentle manner instead. Pour a small amount of the vinegar and soap mixture onto the stain. Blot it with a clean, white cloth. A colored rag could bleed into the carpet and ruin it further. Repeat the process until the stain disappears.
Milk is important for making our bones stronger. It also does a great job of getting rid of stains out of carpets and clothes. Milk is an effective solvent because of its dual properties. It’s both an acid and a base. The fat content of milk absorbs the red wine.
You should start by blotting the area dry. Pour milk on the stain. Let it sit on the wine for several minutes. Use a clean rag or towel to blot the excess liquid. Repeat until you can’t see the stain anymore. Milk can leave behind an odor after it dries. Make sure you clean the stained area after the milk has done its job. You want all the milk essence to be gone. Deodorize the area.
You can also use this trick on clothes or other fabrics. But make sure you throw the clothes or fabrics in the washing machine after.
You can also use powders to clear up wine stains. Baking soda is the most common option when it comes to cleaning. But you can also use baby powder or unused kitty litter. Some people also swear by salt. These dry materials pull out the liquid from the fibers.
First, blot out the stain using a clean, dry rag. Sprinkle baking soda or your choice of powder over the wine stain. Don’t be stingy with the amount. It should cover the whole stain. Leave the powder over the area for several minutes. This will give it time to settle and absorb the liquid. Vacuum the area once you feel the power has done its job. You can use this cleaning method together with another stain remover.
Use Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is also one option you can consider. But use it only if all the other cleaning methods fail. The chemicals in hydrogen peroxide could cause some discoloration on your carpet. You should check first before you use it. Test the solution in a little part of the carpet first. Pick an area that’s not noticeable. Apply the solution and see if the color changes.
If it doesn’t, you can start the process by blotting the stain with a clean cloth. Make a solution of one part dishwashing soap with two parts hydrogen peroxide. Apply it to the wine stain. Let the solution sit 20 minutes to an hour. Blot the area dry with a towel or rag. Continue the process until the carpet is free from stains.
A Toast to a Clean House
Whether you’re hosting a party or moving to a new home, Helping Hands Cleaning Services will help keep your space sparkling clean. We’re one of the top cleaning services companies in the industry. We have the experience and skills to keep your home or office dust-free and shining. Our hardworking team is well-trained and very professional. We do home and office cleaning based on your schedule. We also offer Covid 19 corona virus sanitizing. You can reach us at (630) 530-1324 or at info@Hhcleans.com.