How to Clean Red Wine Stains from the Carpet

Let’s be real and agree that stains are bound to be found on the carpet either intentionally or by accident. Every home and business owner is careful to protect their carpet from stains because they compromise the beauty and appearance of your floor.  Other than your roof, there’s not much protecting your carpet.  And trust me, a roofing company, is going to cost you an arm and a leg. Most people panic and quickly get any available piece of cloth to remove a stain on the carpet. While this can be needful there are effective ways through which you can get rid of carpet stains. Here is a step by step guide that you can use to remove red wine stains:

  • Blotting

This is the first and very important step to getting rid of a red wine stain. Reach out to a dry white cloth/towel and use it to gently blot the red wine stain without scrubbing or rubbing it. Scrubbing can result in saturation of the stain to the carpet. Be sure to soak up as much of the stain as possible. The longer the red wine is left to sit on the carpet, the difficult it becomes to remove the stain.

  • Apply some cold water

When it becomes difficult to keep blotting, get the stain wet with some cold water and continue blotting. The water helps in diluting the red wine stain. Blotting should continue until the affected area is dry again.

  • White Vinegar solution or Salt

If you do not have sufficient time to treat the stain salt can be helpful in absorbing the stain. You can then remove it using a vacuum when ready to treat the stained area. Baking soda can be used in the place of salt as well. You can prepare a vinegar solution and wet the stain using it.

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