Super Bowl Stains

Posted by: on February 1, 2015

Whether you are a Pats fan or a Sea Hawks fan, the chances of someone fumbling a snack during your Super Bowl party are high. Here are some helpful tips on how to tackle those Super Bowl stains.

Guacamole and Beer (Acid based stains)

  • Pick up as much of the guacamole or soak up as much of the liquid as you can – be careful not to spread it or rub it into the carpet fibers.
  • Combine a drop of dish soap with a cup of warm water – use a clean white cloth dipped in the soap and water mixture to blot the stain away. Don’t rub as you’ll just force the stain deeper into the carpet and damage the carpet’s fibers. This can take a while so be patient.
  • Next go back over the area blotting with a fresh rag and plain water to get rid of any remaining residue.
  • Put a fan on the area to help it dry faster.
  • Vacuum to restore nap and pile
  • Remember speed is key – the faster you can get to a stain, the better your chances of removing it are!

BBQ and Wine (Acid and dye based stains)

  • Soak up as much of the liquid as you can – be careful not to spread it or rub it into the carpet fibers.
  • Combine a drop of dish soap with a cup of warm water – use a clean white cloth dipped in the soap and water mixture to blot the stain away. Don’t rub as you’ll just force the stain deeper into the carpet and damage the carpet’s fibers. This can take a while so be patient.
  • If after lots of blotting, the stain is still not coming out, try a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water. **Always test a hidden area of your carpet first for color fastness**
  • Next go back over the area with plain warm water to get rid of any remaining reside.
  • Put a fan on the area to help it dry faster.
  • Vacuum to restore nap and pile
  • Remember speed is key – the faster you can get to a stain, the better your chances of removing it are!

 

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