Since it’s best to clean up any spills on carpeting as quickly as possible, we have decided to prepare you for any possible spills this Thanksgiving.
Remove cranberry sauce- Mix 1 tablespoon of dawn liquid dish soap with 2 cups of cold water. Then, using a clean white cotton cloth, sponge the stain with the solution. Blot until liquid is absorbed. Continue sponging and blotting until stain disappears or is no longer absorbed into the cloth.
Remove gravy- Remove as much of the gravy as possible without smearing. Next, sprinkle cornstarch onto the spilled gravy and let it soak up the gravy for approximately 15 minutes. Next, vacuum up the cornstarch, which should have absorbed some of the gravy and grease. Depending on the size of the spill, you may need to repeat the cornstarch application a time or two. Next, use 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water to clean the remaining spot. Fill your spray bottle with ½ cup of vinegar and ½ cup of cold water. Evenly mist the spot and use a clean cotton towel to absorb the mixture and the spot. Repeat 2-3 times.
Remove red wine- Absorb as much of the red wine from your carpet as possible by placing a clean white cotton towel over the spill. Next, put some white wine in a spray bottle and lightly mist the white wine over the red wine stain. Again, use the white cotton towel and absorb the stain. Repeat several times. Eventually, the red wine stain should lift from your carpet.
We hope you will not need any of these carpet cleaning tips this Thanksgiving but if you do, remember to act as quickly as possible!