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Stain removal advice from Upholstery Cleaning Specialists

If you’ve spilled a glass of red wine or dropped a bowl of tomato soup, don’t panic! Upholstery Cleaning Services have put together this stain removal advice post, and if you act quickly, you might just save your carpet or sofa. But remember, different stains require different types of stain removal, so check out this list of different types of stains and what to do to clean them before they set.

Red Wine: The old classic! When red wine is spilled on your couch, dilute it with white wine. Seriously! After that, clean the spot with cold water and cover with some table salt. Wait ten minutes, then vacuum up the salt.

Coffee: Blot up a coffee spill immediately. Then mix one teaspoon of mild detergent, one teaspoon of white vinegar, and one glass of warm water. Pour your solution to the stain and let it dry. If you have some in the house, add dry-cleaning fluid, then vacuum gently after the stain is dry.

Soft drinks
The carbonation in soft drinks will help you clean spilled drinks quickly, but act fast because some of the dyes in the drinks can permanently damage your carpet and stain removal will be tough after that. Blot up the spilled drink. Mix 1 teaspoon mild detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot. Let the carpet dry. If the spot remains, repeat the procedure. Vacuum gently.

Blood: As quickly as possible, soak the stain with cold salt water. After a couple of hours, dab (don’t rub) the stain with liquid detergent and then let it dry. Vacuum up and repeat if necessary.

Alcohol: As quickly as you can, dilute the stain with cold water. Absorb the excess liquid with kitchen roll, then mix one teaspoon of mild detergent, one teaspoon white vinegar, and one glass of warm water. Apply your new solution to the stain, and then let it dry. Vacuum it afterwards and the stain should be pretty much gone!


Hopefully these quick tips help the next time you have an accident. If you’re in need of a good clean or stain removal, then give us a call today!

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