red wine removal
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Call Best Thousand Oaks Carpet Cleaners today for all of your red wine spill and stain removal needs! We are more than happy, willing, and able to help!
Red wine is notorious for being among the most difficult stains to remove. Whether the stain is on your shirt or your carpet, getting it out thoroughly and successfully is one of the most challenging things you can do as a homeowner. Rather than risk doing further damage to your carpet by trying to fix it yourself, you can hire our professional carpet cleaners to do the work for you and guarantee you that your carpet will be taken care of and look as good as new. Especially if you have a lighter colored carpet, you want to make sure you work hard to maintain its original, light color. Having a dark red wine stain will ruin the aesthetic of your home by making your carpet look messy and unclean.
Red wine also has a potent alcoholic odor that you want to be sure to get rid of. If you do not have your carpet cleaned, the smell will linger and the active bacteria in the wine can cause more mold and bacteria to grow in your carpet. The smell will also linger and could become more potent and stale.
Because red wine has such a strong color, it is almost like a dye. The pigment of the wine will soak into the carpet fibers and the longer you wait to have it cleaned, the stronger the bond between the wine and the carpet fibers will become. Similarly, the longer you let it sit, the more difficult it will be to get out. When a stain lingers, it will set and become more ingrained in the fabric, making removal more of a nuisance and much more difficult. Once the pigment has blended with the carpet fibers, it will become one in a way that can make red wine stain removal almost impossible.
The worst thing you can do for a red wine spill is to try and scrub it out. When you scrub at red wine in carpet fibers, you are pushing the liquid further into the carpet fibers where it will be even more difficult to get out. Once you do that, the stain will worsen and you will have to work even harder to get the stain out. Adding water is another no-no. When you add water, you are diluting the wine and making it even more runny, which will cause it to spread out and will thus reach more of the carpet fibers surrounding the stain. This makes the stain bigger and will be more time consuming to get out as more of the carpet will be damaged.
Using bleach is something that people will often assume will help them remove a stain, but it never works. Using bleach on a stain is a bad idea for many reasons- if you do not know what you are doing, you could cause even more permanent damage to your carpet and could ruin the natural color pigment of the carpet in your attempt to get the wine stain out. Once you have stripped your carpet of its natural color, there is no way to get it back.
Red wine stain removal is one of the things we do best at Best Thousand Oaks Carpet Cleaners, so give us a call today and we will get started on assisting you with the best carpet cleaning in town!