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How to Get Wine out of Your Carpet

Posted Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
how to get wine out of your carpet

Get a little zealous with your pouring Detroit? Now, how do you get wine out of your carpet?

I mean, we get it, the Tigers had won last night and you just bought a nice Pinot from House of Pure Vin. Sometimes you get a little over excited, right? You then wake up the next morning to find more than a few drops on your carpet. So, fellow Detroiters, how do you get wine out of your carpet?

What You Should Have Done

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure right? Well, in this case 2 minutes of blotting it immediately could save you time and money down the road.

Always blot your wine stain up and down, and never side to side. Blotting side to side will push most of the wine down deeper into the rug or carpet. It’s also best to start from the outside and work your way in.

Next you should add water. This is not just helpful in hydrating after all that wine you drank, but will dilute the wine and add moisture once you’ve blotted out all that you can. This is also necessary if you’ve let the wine stain dry out overnight.

Last, you can add salt. The salt will soak up the remaining moisture, wine included. This is especially helpful if the wine stain has already dried. Let the salt dry, clean it up any excess that you can and vacuum up the rest.

But Since You Let It Go Too Far

Try creating a vinegar solution. Mix 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, and 2 cups of warm water. Don’t use cider or balsamic vinegars, they’re just going to make their own stains.

Next soak a towel in that mixture and dab the affected area. (remember the rules from above) Use another dry towel to soak up the new moisture you’ve created. Then grab some regular water and wet the entire stain down and begin drying.

Like washing your hair:  soak, rinse, repeat until the stain is gone.

Last, But Not Least

Sometimes it’s necessary to call in a professional. If you’ve tried all these other methods and it’s still not coming out, save your carpet and let one of our trained cleaning specialists take care of you and your rug or carpet. Our folks know how to efficiently and effectively get wine out of your carpet.

While they’re there they will make sure the whole room is spotless. Because remember, while it may be baseball season now, it will be football season soon. You want your rooms as clean as possible when everyone is over to see our beloved Lions do what our beloved Lions do. Give us a call and we’ll make sure that your carpet is cleaner than the team’s record.

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