Holiday Carpet Stains

Holiday Carpet Stains

The approaching holidays means not only the presence of family, friends, and other loved ones in your home, but also the potential for serious food and beverage spills. Proper and expedient treatment of a spill will help prevent staining and long-term damage to your carpet. Some spills, such as chocolate, beer, and candle wax can usually be taken care of with ease, but more serious spills, such as nail polish, makeup, wine, and mustard will need the attention of a cleaning professional.

The Austin carpet cleaners at WOW Total Cleaning have the tools and expertise to successfully remove even the most serious holiday stains from your carpets. Call 512-291-0048 to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists today.

Stain Removal Tips

The best way to prevent a stain from setting is to treat the spill soon after it occurs; the sooner a spill is treated, the less time it has to penetrate and stain the carpet fibers. Here are some basic guidelines for treating minor stains:

  • Blot the spill gently. Do not rub – rubbing actually helps to push the product further into the carpet.
  • Use a spot remover that has the Carpet & Rub Institute’s (CRI) seal of approval.
  • Work from the outside of the spill and spiral inwards. This will help prevent the stain from spreading further into the carpet.
  • Rinse with clean water to prevent residue.

Unfortunately, for more serious spills, these steps will not likely be enough to address the stain.

Contact Us

While the above steps are useful for treating mild stains, more serious stains will need the attention of a carpet cleaning professional. The Austin carpet cleaning experts at WOW Total Cleaning are ready to help you remove any and all holiday spills. Call 512-291-0048 to schedule an appointment today.