Especially when it’s the first floor your feet hit when entering your home, the carpet in your home takes on a lot of foot traffic. Despite its durability, beautiful presentation, and lasting comfort, particularly to the bare feet after a long day, carpets have the vulnerabilities, and the food and drink stains are at the top of the list. Today, we at Carpet Dry-Tech would like to list some of the worst types of food and drink stains that do the most damage on carpets in an effort to help you avoid contact.
What Food & Drink Spills Ruin or Wreck Carpet?
The bane of every carpet’s existence and a tremendous hassle to remove are stains. Though, some stains are far worse than others. Because of certain chemicals, carpet stains from beverages and foods are hard to remove, and some more so than others. There are some food and drinks that need to be avoided around carpets because they impact the carpets to the extreme. Immediate attention should be the first reaction with any spills on carpets.
Tomato-Based Sauces. These tomato sauce-heavy foods make terrible stains if spilled on your carpet despite the dishes like spaghetti and lasagna that most people love. Against light-colored fabrics, these dull red stains stand out glaringly so. If you act quickly, you will have a better chance of removing these stains. To prevent tomato stains from setting in, cold water is the key. Making it nearly impossible to remove, the use of hot water will set the stain.
Coffee. You get a better chance against the stain if you attack the spill immediately since coffee can be a challenge to tackle if it spills on your carpets. Begin by removing as much liquid as possible using a rag or towel to sop up the spill. After applying your stain removing agent, from the outside and work your way towards the center of the spill, blot out the stain.
Red Wine & Grape Juice. Havoc can wreak on carpets and fabrics in general by grape juice, and even red wine in small quantities. Along with being treated with caution, spills involving these liquids should be cleaned up immediately. They are hard to remove because of the natural dyeing capabilities of grape juices. Before introducing a cleaning agent like a heavy-duty stain remover, wine stains can be removed by removing the liquid quickly and then using a damp rag to soak up as much of the wine as possible. You might still have a slight stain which is where our professional carpet cleaning services will help even after you try these.
Dyed/Colored Beverages & Foods. Challenging stains are left behind with drinks and foods that have dyes added in, such as juices, drink mixes like kool-aid, crystal light, and jello. The less dye will be left behind to stain your carpets the sooner the spill is cleaned up.
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These stains can be challenging to remove without professional assistance. When you need help removing stains, odors, or simply require a maintenance deep cleaning, call Carpet Dry-Tech and let our qualified experts assist you!