Parties are a great way to get together with friends and family over the festive season.  If you’re hosting the party there is lots to think about beforehand plus at the end of the evening or the next morning you have all the cleaning to sort out!

Whilst washing up, collecting rubbish and returning some order to your home may take a little while it is relatively simple to complete.  However, finding that someone spilt their drink on your carpet can be a nightmare….

Here are our tips on how to remove a stain yourself

A fresh stain is much easier to remove provided you act quickly.

  1. Act Quick!  Grab a clean cloth and dab or blot the spill to pick up the excess.
  2. Never rub as you can damage the carpet fibre.
  3. Work inwards to stop it from spreading.
  4. Test stain-removal products on an inconspicuous area first.
  5. Never use hot water as it can set colours making a stain like red wine very difficult to get out.
  6. Immediate treatment– If you have no stain removal products to hand a dab of vodka or gin is one of the safest products that you can try.
  7. Wet cloth – If you don’t want to tackle the stain yourself, cover the area with an old, damp towel or cloth.  This will help keep the stain workable until your carpet cleaning expert arrives.

Red wine stains

Red wine is one of the most common stains at this time of year.  A great little tip for red wine stains is to use soda water to flush the wine from the carpet fibres.

As professional carpet, rug and upholstery cleaners we provide FREE over the phone advice on removing stains.  We cannot always guarantee success as previous treatment, type of carpet and type of stain vary. Contact the office on 0800 018 5550 or for a free no obligation quote.