Archive | December, 2012

How to Remove Cranberry Sauce from your Carpet

3 Dec

The Holiday Season is here and there will be plenty of cranberry sauce spills.   Tending to the spot as quickly as you will give you a better chance at removing this stubborn matter before a permanent stain sets in.   Always pretest any cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to make sure no adverse reactions occur such as color bleeding.

For best results you should use a spoon to gently remove as much solid material as possible without tamping it further down into the rug.   Mix up a small quirt of dish soap and some water in a spray bottle and lightly mist the area until moist.    Use a white absorbent towel and blot the liquid up.   Look at the towel and continue this process until there is no more transfer of color.

Using a spray bottle rinse the area with plain water and blot again. If there are still trace of color mix a  1/3 cup of isopropyl alcohol with 1 tbsp. white vinegar in a small bowl. Moisten another absorbent cloth with this solution and blot the stain.   Try leaving the solution soaking on the stain for about 5 minutes.   Blot dry.  Using a spray bottle rinse the area with plain water and blot dry again.

If a stain persists there are professional remedies offered by your trusted “IICRC Certified” professional carpet cleaner.   Services Etcetera Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning offers service in the Mountain Top, Berwick, Drums, Hazleton and surrounding areas of northeast Pennsylvania.   For basic spotting tips check out the following YouTube video .