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Removing red wine from your carpet – Careclean’s top tips!

It’s a common question we get asked, and the internet is full of different strategies… but what is the best method for removing red wine from your carpet?

Many of us have been there… you’re relaxing on a Sunday evening with a glass of red, feet up, watching your favourite programme… all is calm. Until, your dog runs into the room, knocks your hand, and the red wine is all over your cream carpet!

…but before you head for the cleaning cupboard, WAIT! Read our top tips below for removing the spillage.

Removing red wine from your carpet

When removing red wine from your carpet, you actually take the same approach as any other spillage. Stains generally occur when a substance dries on a fabric… so don’t worry a spillage is not an immediate stain! However, it is very important to try to remove the red wine as soon as possible after the spill. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Firstly, use a towel or cloth to dab the wine out. Do not rub as this tends to spread the spill and can damage the carpet pile. Be very patient, take your time and remove as much as possible this way.
  2. Next, dampen a cloth with a little water and dab this onto the area. Again, no rubbing! Then repeat with a dry cloth to again soak up any of the moisture.
  3. When you feel nothing much more is coming out (or you run out of patience!), place a large wad of paper tissues on the area, with a couple of heavy books on top, and leave overnight. This draws liquid out of the carpet into the tissue; by morning things should look a lot better!
  4. Please note, you DON’T need to use fancy cleaning products on the spill. They might temporarily disguise the area but as soon as the soap in them dries, it becomes sticky attracting any dirt and dust that’s floating around.

…and that’s it! Simplicity is key! If you have tried the above and you do still have a stain appear, then give Careclean a call on 01245 323989 to get advice and/or book in a free quote.


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