Does that red wine spill on your carpet spell disaster?
If you are wondering how to deal with red wine spills on carpet, you’re not alone – this is one of the most commonly asked questions we get.
Red wine is quite a tasty beverage, but it is something most homeowners fear the most. However, you don't have to panic when a nice glass of red wine falls out of your hand and onto your carpet. This does not mean the end of your carpet. Rather, you can take a few steps to get it looking new again.
You've got to act fast, though because the spill will be more complicated to remove if you wait until later to take care of it. We recommend keeping a supply of Avenge on-hand for spills like this.
The following steps will help you if you act promptly:
1. Apply Avenge to the spill.
2. Use a clean spot brush.
3. Use a clean white absorbent towel to blot.
In a pinch, you have luck using a glass of white wine to erase the red wine spill on the carpet. Simply pour white wine directly on the stain and the red wine will disappear from the carpet completely.
If you don't have white wine on hand, you can use a mixture of dishwasher detergent, vinegar and water to blot the solution from the carpet. Mix a solution of these ingredients, apply it on a clean cloth and rub into the spill. (You can also use a mixture of dishwashing liquid and hydrogen peroxide if you have it on hand.) After applying one of these solutions, you will need to blot the area with clean water. This will help remove the solution from the carpet to avoid damage. Finally, allow the carpet to dry thoroughly.
While this process is a good way to do an emergency rescue on that red wine spill, you’ll also want to schedule a professional cleaning as soon as possible. Be sure to let the technician know about the spill so extra attention can be focused on that spot.
Meanwhile, it is necessary to get a professional to clean your carpets at least once in every 6 months. This is a good step to ensure a clean and neat home.