Heart of Texas Chem-Dry wants to help you remove the three most common Valentine’s Day stains. These stains include chocolate, wine (mostly red wines) and candle wax that helped enhance the mood of this holiday. As Valentine’s Day is the day where couples are dedicated to show their love for one another, most don’t love the stains that occur on their carpet as a result. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry will share how you can remove these three common Valentines Day stains.
How to Remove Red Wine from Carpet
Red wine may seem like a scary stain to remove because we know that red coloring is hard to get out of carpet. However that is why you must attend to the stain as the spill occurs. So if you’re planning a romantic dinner with wine in front of the fire place and near your carpeted floor, be prepared. Once a spill occurs, use white paper towel and gently press it on top of the stain. This will absorb most of the wine from out of the carpet. Afterward, pour warm water onto the stain (just enough to soak the stained area) and once again press down on the liquid with a white paper towel. A cloth will also work. In a small bowl, mix two cups of warm water, one tablespoon of vinegar and one tablespoon of liquid dish soap. Then use either a sponge or a white cloth and blot the mixture onto the stain. This should start to dissolve the stain. Use another dry cloth and press it down to absorb the liquid. Repeat the blotting until the stain is gone.
How to Clean Chocolate Out of Carpet
A common exchange of gifts on Valentine’s Days is chocolates. Ages ago the males of the human species discovered the female’s love of chocolate. Science claims chocolate has an amazing effect on them and who are we to argue? Occasionally some chocolate will find its way onto the carpet. In turn, it will either melt, smear or get stepped on and get crushed into the carpet. Here is how you can deal with a chocolate stain. If any chocolate is stuck to the surface of the carpet, use a butter knife to scrape it away. Vacuum the area thoroughly. Afterward, mix two cups of cold water with one tablespoon ammonia together. With a sponge or a cloth, blot out the stain. Again go between the cleaning solution and a dry cloth until the stain is gone.
How to Get Wax Out of Carpet with Heat
Many couples will use candle to provide a romantic lighting and a sweet scent. However, left unattended, the candle often melts or gets knocked over. When that happens, you have candle wax on your carpets. When dealing with wax you will want to leave it alone until it has fully dried, or you risk the chance of spreading the wax making the mess even bigger. After the wax has hardened scrape the top off with a butter knife of something similar that has a thin flat surface. Remove the pieces and vacuum the finer pieces away. Take pieces of cooking wax paper and place the paper on top of the wax. Once in place, use a clothes iron to heat and melt the rest of the wax imbedded in your carpets. Repeat this step until the wax is gone. Now for the stain, use warm water with a tablespoon of liquid dish soap and vinegar and mix it together. Once again you will use the blot and dry cloth method to remove the stain.
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The three common Valentines Day stains, red wine, chocolate and candle wax all can be removed from your carpets. You can and should always tend to the smaller spills as they occur. However if it is time for a deeper carpet cleaning, call Heart of Texas Chem-Dry and schedule an appointment for all of your cleaning needs.