You did it; you made it through Thanksgiving. You survived the family drama, the screaming children, the countless bowls of food that needed to be cooked, the mountain of dishes to wash, and the memories that were made. But now that life has seemingly gone back to normal, you may not feel too grateful for the spills and stains that have now adorned your home. Here are some typical stains of Thanksgiving that you may find on your carpets, rugs or upholstery:
Many of these stains can be removed through DIY tips and tricks. However, stay away from bleach, rubbing alcohol & detergents as they can either change the colors of your beloved carpets, upholstery or rugs, or they can leave behind a dirt-attracting residue. For any stain or spill, we recommend keeping it simple. Start by using the backside of a butter knife or spoon to remove any solids from food spills. For liquids use clean, dry white cloth or paper towels to gently blot up as much of the stain as you can. Avoid rubbing as that would push the stain deeper into the carpet.
If your stains or spills prove too difficult to safely remove yourself, we recommend contacting us here at Chem-Dry. If we can’t get it out, no one can! We will remove all traces of these stains as well as any bacteria that may have settled into the fibers and even down to the carpet’s backing. Chem-Dry also offers carpet protectant services that will seal and protect your carpet from future spills and messes, such as upcoming Christmas parties. Even if there were some stains left behind, we hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! We wish you an accident-free holiday season!