Summer Spills and Your Rugs

When it comes to summertime, we have barbecues, make delicious beverages, and enjoy time with family and friends. However, almost always, there comes a time when someone accidentally spills something on the carpet or on a rug. In this blog, we will go over all you need to know when you experience spill on your rug or carpet during the summer. Keep reading to learn more!

  1. Scrape and Blot Condiments

As with most spills, the first step in removing the stain is to blot. However, if you spill a condiment, such as ketchup, mayonnaise, or mustard, you will want to scrape as much off as you can before blotting. If you do not scrape off the carpet or rug, the condiment is bound to seep further into the carpet fibers. You can scrape off the condiment or spill with a knife or a spatula. Make sure to avoid rubbing in the condiment, as this can make the stain worse and even harder to remove.

  1. Juice and Wine

Summer typically means fruity drinks and kids drinking juice, however, sometimes those juice boxes do happen to spill! If you have a young one running around and they spill their fruit punch juice box, do not worry. You will want to first blot the stain with not a wet towel, but a dry towel. This way, the stain will not spread out further. If you are looking to create a quick, homemade solvent, combine some vinegar and some dish soap. Add a little bit of water, shake, and begin spraying onto the stain until it is saturated enough to soak for 10-15 minutes. Once it has set for some time, you will want to begin blotting it until the stain is removed.

  1. Grass Stains

Going inside and outside as you grill and entertain your loved ones can lead to all types of stains, including grass stains. Grass is not the easiest type of stain to remove, so it is important to catch it early. The pigment in grass is similar to dye. You will want to first begin to blot the stain with a damp towel or paper towel until the towel picks up no more dye. To do this, move around the towel each time you blot, apply pressure, and lift. Then, you will want to mix up your normal dish soap with water, apply some, and blot some more until the stain is removed.

We know that summertime is meant for these kinds of situations; that’s what makes it fun! If any of these stain removal methods do not work, we would be happy to evaluate and clean your rug for you. We also offer other in-plant stain solutions for your rugs! Give us a call at 770-753-4242. Cristomar is here to help!