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A red wine stain, the worst stain. No stain is welcome, but certainly not a red wine stain. You are justing getting cozy with a large glass of red wine, and then the glass spills. Panic! Now what?
First of all: don't panic. Stay calm and think of the correct first step to take. Above all, do not listen to the many "advices and solutions" that are often mentioned, because that is where the danger is. Just to inform you right off: a red wine stain is in almost all cases no problem. So call Fast Clean 0191 4203500
A number of persistent myths and the true, corresponding facts.
Myths & Facts
Myth: Sprinkle salt on the stain. The salt will extract the wine and the stain disappears.
Fact: Salt fixates colours. There is a serious risk the salt will fixate the red colour into your carpet, rug or upholstery. Should this happen, the stain cannot be removed. The result of using salt is often an even darker red stain. Certainly a no go, but it is always good to call Fast Clean, since we do not know whether the stain has been fixated or not and the stain might still be removed completely.
Myth: Pour white wine onto the stain. This results in the removal of the red wine stain.
Fact: What you actually do is dillute the red wine. This could have been done, by figure of speach, with water. The problem is, next to the fact it is a waste of your white wine, it contains sugars. Sugars are a sticky residue that attract dirt, resulting in black spots in your carpet as time goes by. Rinsing with water is not a solution, as you will never be able to remove all the sugar yourself.
Myth: Pouring milk, beer, gin, etc. on the red wine stain will make it disappear.
Fact: You attempt to remove a stain by creating another. On clothing that might not be a problem, as they can go straight into the washing machine afterwards. However, that does not apply to your carpet or upholstery. In addition, the result is far from ideal.
Myth: A red wine stain can be removed using vinegar.
Fact: Using vinegar, you take the unnecessary risk of fixating the red colour into the yarn. Vinegar is an agressive product that will damage many carpets in the long run. Also, it has a very low pH value that may cause discolouration.
Myth: A steam cleaner can remove many stains, also red wine.
Fact: A steam cleaner works at temperatures of 90°C. This is also the temperature dyers use to fixate colours into the yarns. Thus, here you also run the risk of fixating the red colour into the yarn. When this happens, the damage cannot be undone. A steam cleaner, apposed to what the manufacturer may claim on the packaging or in commercials, is not suitable for cleaning carpet or upholstery.
The first step is very simple. In case of a fresh stain, take a white cotton cloth, hold it under the cold tap, wring it out and place it flat on the stain (do not use sparkling water, this does not help. Water has the cleaning ability, air bubbles do not transport dirt). Leave the cloth to dry completely, without peaking.
If the stain is still visible after this treatment? Leave the stain to dry completely, then call Fast Clean 0191 4203500 to remove the stain easily and effectively.
Coffee stains can be difficult to remove because a typical coffee spill creates what is known as a combination stain. Plain coffee has tannins that cause stains similar to a tea or wine spill, which can be difficult to clean by itself. However, if you add cream or milk to your coffee, you have a protein stain to deal with as well.
Regardless of the stain you need to take quick action. The faster you can treat the spillage, the better your chances are at removing the stain completely.
How To Remove Coffee Stains From Your Carpet
Before applying any type of cleaning solution or stain remover, attempt to remove as much liquid from your carpet as possible by blotting the area inside to outside with a clean cloth . Never rub at the stained area, as you may spread the stain into the fibers and even into the carpet pad.
Once the area is as liquid-free as possible, there are some different techniques you can try to remove the stain. Read the following steps to determine which one will work best for you:
Water and Dishwashing Liquid
Mix a cleaning solution of two cups water and two teaspoons dishwashing liquid. Then add the solution to a spray bottle then spray the effected area and lightly blot the stain with a clean cloth or sponge. Then spray lightly with plain water and continue blotting. Repeat this process until the stain has been fully removed.
Water and Baking Soda
Another option is to create a paste of one part water and one part baking soda. Apply the paste directly to the stain and work it in gently with your fingers. Then, spray the area lightly with water and blot to remove any excess baking soda.
Water and White Vinegar
One part water mixed with one part white vinegar can also successfully remove coffee stains. Once mixed, pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray directly onto the stained area. Then blot to lighten and remove the stain. Once the area has dried completely, you may want to sprinkle a layer of baking soda over the spot to soak up any lingering vinegar odor. Let the baking soda sit for about 20 minutes before vacuuming. You should be left with a perfectly clean carpet.
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If you need any further assistants we are here to help. As we use the most advanced cleaning technology available today. Our investment in the very best equipment and also our high standards allow us to deliver exceptional quality in stain removal cleaning treatments. Fast Clean provides an effective stain removal service to all Domestic, Commercial and Industrial sectors.