Holidays, means fun with family, celebrations and seasonal parties. Unfortunately it is almost impossible to avoid new stains on your much loved rug. From dropped food, spilled drinks, to heavier foot traffic from the extra guests leaving your rug in less than perfect shape. However, whether it is red cranberry cause, gooey gravy, or beverages, there is a way to remedy even the toughest holiday stains. Below are a few tips that will help your rugs stay clean and bright this season regardless of the number of merry-makers that dance across them.
The First Step.
Determining how recent is the stain on your rug. If the area is still damp, blot up as much as possible with a dry rag before moving on to the next step. If the area is dry, vacuum over it several times in order to remove the old residue. For semi-soling stains, scoop up everything possible before proceeding.
Blot the stain with cool water, then immediately blot dry.
Create a cleaning mixture using 1/4 teaspoon of liquid dishwashing soap and a cup of tepid water. After testing the mixture in an inconspicuous corner of your rug to check for negative reactions, gently apply the foam to the stain. Work a solo brush or sponge in a wiping motion towards the center of the stain.
Blot again with cool water, then blot dry.
Fortunately many fresh stains can be removed using these steps, but for deep or set-in stains, professional cleaning may be required. To take care of a stubborn stain in your home, contact Us today to schedule an appointment and keep your rug holiday ready all season long!