We’re going to discuss some tips and tricks our carpet cleaning technicians recommend for treating a wine stain. It is not uncommon to sit back, relax and enjoy a nice glass of wine. Whether you enjoy a lighter, sweeter white wine, or you’re more of a bold, dark red wine fan, there’s no doubt that a little wine goes a long way. While most of the wine works it’s way down your throat, there’s always a chance that some of that sweet drink can end up on the floor. Now, if your spill is on some tile, concrete, wood or laminate, it can be as simple as a quick wipe with a rag. That being of course if you get to it quickly enough. If your spill happens to be on your carpet, you may find yourself in a bit more of a nerve racking experience that requires more immediate attention. There is no need to panic, but you may want to emphasize how quickly you begin to treat the spill.
The first thing you want to remember, is to not rub the spill under any circumstances. When you rub any spill, you’re only working the substance deeper into the fibers of the carpet. It is all important that you dab the spill. Wet a white rag and dab the spill to absorb it into the rag. This step will remove most of the spill, leaving the residual behind. Next, you want to apply a good layer of salt on the affected area. Salt will absorb even more of the wine and the quicker you add the salt, the better it will work. After that, flush the area with warm water and dab it up again. Remember to dab, not wipe! Hopefully this advice will help the next time you have a wine spill.
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