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Red Wine Stains? Don’t Panic!

Posted on Aug 17, 2011 by in Cleaning Advice | 0 comments

house cleaningRed wine is one of the most popular alchohol drinks. People from all around the world spend millions for red wine every year. Some even produce it on their own.

Red wine is not popular only because of its delicious taste, though. The stains it makes are some of the most persistent and common ones. We all know how bad it looks when a red stain appears on the sofa or on the carpet. Most people panic and start wondering how to clean it. Some of them even call a professional house cleaning company to remove the stain.

When we spill red wine at home, we should never panic. It is not such a big deal, we only have to act properly. Here is what we should do:

  1. First of all, blot the stain immediately with a clean cloth. Do not rub, just blot, otherwise the discoloration will go deeper.
  2. Pour some white wine or white vinegar on the spot and blot again with another clean cloth. Repeat the procedure until the discoloration is gone.
  3. If you are afraid that the wine or the vinegar will leave an unpleasant aroma in the room, you can sprinkle some baking soda on the spot after it is dry. Vacuum in the morning and there will be no sign of the stain or smell.

Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Just do not forget, that you should treat the spot immediately. If you leave the stain to soak into the fibres and dry, you may never be able to clean it on your own.

If you don’t feel confident that you will manage to remove a red wine discoloration, do not take any actions. Call some professional house cleaning company and its specialists will do the work for you. Professionals know how to deal with all kinds of stains.

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