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    How to Remove Red Wine Stains from Carpet

    Posted by David Saidi on Feb 12, 2015 1:03:00 PM
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    This is for all of those wine lovers who will celebrate this Saturday evening with some bubbly.

    How to Remove Red Wine Stains from Carpet

    There are many mixtures and solutions out there, but most carpet experts agree that water, soup — dish soap liquid will do or laundry detergent — and vinegar will do the trick to remove red stains in your carpet.

    The first and most important thing to do before mixing any solution is to soak up as much of the red stain as you can in a clean towel.

    Use a dab or press technique. Do not scrub the stain.

    Screen_Shot_2015-02-12_at_12.41.37_PMMake a cleaning solution

    Mix 1 tablespoon (15 g) of dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar (15 g), and 2 cups (16 oz) of warm water in a bowl. Mix it well, combining the three ingredients together. Source: WikiHow

    Take a clean towel and dab into the cleaning solution. Then, dab onto the red stain, soaking up the stain from the carpet.

    Finally, take cold water and do the same thing — dab the stain.

    There are other stronger solutions that you can make if the red stain is still evident, larger, or if the stain has been left sitting. Although, you should not leave the red stain sitting; address it as soon as possible.

    Other solutions include:

    • Dish soap + hydrogen peroxide 
    • Water + baking soda + vacuum
    • White wine + salt (let it sit for 8 hours) + vacuum
    Source: WikiHow

    As soon as you can, follow-up the stain with professional carpet cleaning. Most stains can stain the bottom of the carpet and reappear even after cleaning red stains.

    Professional carpet cleaners have various solutions and methods like Hot Water Extraction that can remove red stains from carpet completely.

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    Topics: Carpet Cleaning