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12 Stains of Christmas

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2019

Christmas cheer and celebrations can also lead to holiday blunders on your carpet, upholstery or rugs. The 12 stains of Christmas can happen to anyone and plenty of Do-It-Yourself tips can cause more harm than good.

Using bleaches, rubbing alcohol or even laundry stain removers can potentially change the colors or  further damage the fibers of your carpet, upholstery or rugs. And dish soaps and other detergents leave behind dirt attracting residues that can make the area more susceptible to further soiling over time.

What NOT to use on Stains

For any stain or spill, we recommend keeping it simple!

  • For food spills that are solid, use the back side of a butter knife or spoon to remove excess particles.
  • For liquids, use a clean, dry white cloth or paper towel to gently blot upas much of the stain as you can.
  • Patience is key!
  • You DON'T WANT TO RUB the area as this will push the stains further into the fibers and can cause further damage.
  • Use clean, cold water in small amounts to help dilute the remaining stain, followed by another round of blotting with clean, dry white cloth or towels to soak up any moisture.

These steps won’t aggravate your problem and can minimize any lasting damage until you can schedule a visit with Chem-Dry of Michiana. Our professionals can remove all traces of these stains as well as any bacteria that can settle into the fibers.

12 Stains of Christmas


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