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12/09/2015

How to Treat Common Holiday Carpet Stains

The holidays are the best time to enjoy the company of your family and friends, so why not host a holiday party? If your home is carpeted, you might be worried about your guests potentially spilling and causing stains. Don't fret, whether you host a holiday party or not, stains are bound to happen at some point. Instead of stressing over carpet stains, be prepared by learning how to treat them. DuPage Cleanpro in Naperville can help you be prepared to treat some of the most common holiday carpet stains.

How to Treat Carpet Stains

Most carpet stains can be treated with very general techniques. The first rule of treating a carpet stain, no matter what caused it, is taking action right away. By treating a stain right away, you will prevent it from setting in your carpet. Remove as much as the stain causing agent as possible. If it's a wet stain, start blotting the liquid out of your carpet using a clean washcloth. If the stain is dry, use a vacuum to remove as much of the dry bits as possible. If it's semi-dry or gooey, use a butter knife to gently scrape up as much as you can. Remember to avoid scrubbing stains since this can cause the stain the penetrate deeper into your carpet and can also make the stain larger. As you blot, start from the outside of the stain and work your way in. This will help prevent the stain from spreading outwards.

How to Remove Wine From Carpets

Holiday gatherings with family and friends usually include a bit of fancy wine for the occasion. If you're drinking wine over or near a carpeted area, you will likely be left cleaning up a wine stain. If you're left with the task of removing red wine, pull out some vinegar, dish soap and warm water. After blotting the excess wine out of your carpet with a dry washcloth, create a solution with the three ingredients. Use your solution to blot the area with a washcloth. To avoid getting the stain too wet, use a dry washcloth to soak up excess liquid. Continue blotting with the solution and a dry washcloth until the stain has been removed. Finish off by blotting the area with cold water and then let the area dry completely. A professional carpet cleaning in Naperville after the hectic holiday season is a great idea! Contact the professionals at DuPage Cleanpro in Naperville at (630) 244- 8449 to schedule your next carpet cleaning. Our team of experts is ready to help bring your carpet back to life.

How to Remove Holiday Punch from Your Carpet

Holiday punch is another seasonal favorite that can cause issues for your carpet. After blotting up as much of the stain as possible, use a solution of 2 cups of warm water, 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to treat the stain. Use a clean washcloth to blot the solution onto the stain. Repeat this step every five minutes for 30 minutes. Next, blot the stain with warm water. Using a clean, dry washcloth, blot the area to remove as much as the liquid as possible. Once the stain has been absorbed into the washcloth, blot the area with cold water and let it dry.

Remove Tree Sap from Your Carpet

Natural Christmas trees are a great way to create a festive holiday feeling in any home. The natural scent of the tree in your home can really set the mood, but be careful with some of its other natural components. A common issues with natural trees is the sap they tend to leave behind on carpets. The sticky nature of sap can make it a difficult stain to treat. If you notice sap on your carpet, start by blotting it with isopropyl rubbing alcohol to dissolve the sap. Next, combine 1 cup of warm water with 1 teaspoon of liquid dishwashing soap. Blot the sap stain with this solution and a clean washcloth until the stain has come up. Once the area is stain free, blot it with cold water and let the area dry. You can help along the drying process by blotting the area with a clean, dry washcloth. Remember to let it fully dry before allowing foot traffic through area.

Professional Carpet Cleaning in Naperville

If your carpets are left looking a bit dull after the hectic holiday season, it might be time for your next professional carpet cleaning. Contact DuPage Cleanpro in Naperville to find out more about our carpet cleaning system. Give us a call at (630) 244- 8449 to schedule your carpet cleaning and learn more about our services.

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