Coffee and red wine stains can be particularly troublesome when they are on your carpet. They stand out and will always draw attention. Cleaning them can be next to impossible, but there is hope for your carpet or area rug.
Whether your carpet is a thick plush or a tight Berber, the first step is to blot up the liquid. Never rub at the mark, as this will force the stain deep into the fibers and make it harder to remove. Paper towels are more absorbent than cloth towels, so they will naturally wick up most of the liquid. Continue blotting with the paper towels until you are no longer able to pull out the coffee or wine. If you have a wet-dry vacuum or a steam cleaner, the suction action on these machines can also be used to remove the liquid without rubbing.
A gentle dish detergent like Dawn can be used to start removing the stain. Test the carpet for color-fastness in an inconspicuous spot before using the dish detergent on the stain. A single teaspoon mixed with a quart of warm water will be more than enough detergent. Spray it on the stain or use your fingers to dribble it over the soiled area. Using clean white paper towels or rags, continue blotting the liquid to remove the stain. Continue until the stain is removed or the dish detergent solution is used.
Repeat the process using a mixture of two parts vinegar and one part water. Dampen the stain with the mixture and blot it up using clean white paper towels or rags. Do not rub at the stain, and do not over-saturate the area. If the stain is still present, repeat the steps with dish detergent and vinegar. Once the stain is no longer visible, clean the entire area with fresh water.
Call the Professionals
Even fast action and diligent cleaning won’t remove every coffee or wine stain. When the stain lingers even after being treated, consider calling in the professionals. High Quality Carpet Cleaning has special cleaning compounds that can drastically lighten or completely remove these stains. Our highly trained technicians know which biodegradable cleaners to use on different stains. Powerful suction allows our machines to dry the carpet as much as possible once the carpet is cleaned.
Area Rugs and Upholstery
Stains on your upholster and area rugs are also upsetting, especially when it’s a dark color like coffee or wine. High Quality Carpet Cleaning can remove coffee and red wine stains from your expensive sofas and oriental area rugs. Regardless of where the stain is, trust our experienced technicians to properly treat them.
High Quality Carpet Cleaning has more than fourteen years of experience with carpet cleaning. We can remove annoying stains from your carpet. Treating them at home while they are fresh is always a good idea, but we can even handle older stains that have set in. When you are ready to restore your New Jersey carpets, give us a call. We offer a full range of services to keep the carpets and upholstery in your home clean and fresh. Call us today for service in the Bridgewater, Greenbook, Somerville or Whitehouse areas.
How to Remove Coffee and Wine Stains from Carpet?