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How to remove red wine from carpet

It’s happened to us as recently as this past New Years Eve. We hosted a small party this past New Years, and one of my best friends spilled a whole glass of red wine on my carpet. The look on her face was one of abject horror. She felt horrible, and immediately offered to pay to have our carpets cleaned. I reminded her I was Aunt Patti, and removing a red wine stain from a beige carpet would be a piece of cake. As my guests gathered around I got my trusty spotter ( Unbelievable Spotter) from under my kitchen sink. I first used absorbent rags to blot up as much of the wine as I could out of the carpet. I then sprayed the area with the Unbelievable Spotter, and agitated the carpet fiber with the back of a metal tablespoon. The wine started to release from the carpet, and I continued to blot it up pressing down on the spot with more absorbent rags. It took me approximately ten minutes to totally remove all the red wine from my carpet. I can honestly say Ask Aunt Patti gained 16 followers that night. Removing red wine from carpets is easy if you have the right product, and you understand the process. By having both I turned a awkward situation into a funny memory. Before you ask the answer is yes you can even remove old red wine stains from carpet. If you’d like to watch a short recreation I did on video you can click here. My husband has used the same process on the local Fox 2 television stations morning show. If you’d like to learn more about removing spots from carpeting, or would like to learn how to clean better, faster, and cheaper check out my web site www.askauntpatti.com

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How to get food stains out of carpet

Tis the season for friends, and family entertaining. It also is the season for dropped plates, spilled drinks, and cheese dip in your carpet. Unfortunately this happens when people get together, and food is served. Never fear because now that you’re reading this blog you’ll get those stains out of your carpet with ease. The first thing you want to do when Uncle Ned announces he’s dropped his plate of food on your carpet is to scrape up as much as you possibly can. I want you to get an absorbent towel, and blot up as much of the spill as you can. What’s left is the stain on the fibers we’re going to draw out using the same methods the professionals use. You’ll need a good carpet spot remover, and more absorbent towels. I want you to spray the stain with the spot remover, and using a metal spoon agitate the stain working from the outside of the stain in towards the center. We do this so you don’t make the stain bigger. When you see the stain releasing from the carpet fibers it’s time to blot the stain with your absorbent towels. This draws the stain up, and out of the carpet into the towel. Repeat until the stain is completely removed. Flush the area with water, and blot again to remove any chemical from your carpet. Watch a short video on this process by clicking here.

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