Ah, Christmas. A time of celebration, eating, drinking and seeing your old uncle who you've not seen since, well, last Christmas. With the entire family over for a Christmas feast, your carpets are in for a very difficult time over the festive season, and it's likely that they'll need a good clean once the celebrations are over - especially if they fall victim to a particularly stubborn stain.
At Kennards Hire, we have a range of specialist carpet cleaning equipment that will help you remove even the most obstinate of stains - here are three of the toughest you'll have to deal with.
1. Red wine
Many of us enjoy a fine red wine red wine. A glass of Shiraz goes beautifully with almost any festive meal, but your enjoyment will be ruined should a wayward hand knock it over. When red wine splashes onto carpet (especially a white one) it's notoriously difficult to get out. That's because wine rapidly soaks into carpet fibres, and can cause permanent damage if not addressed quickly.
A glass of Shiraz goes beautifully with almost any festive meal, but your enjoyment will be ruined should a wayward hand knock it over.
You should immediately pour cold water onto the stain, dabbing at it with an absorbent cloth. Repeat this action until the stain fades, and use our Carpet Shampoo Machine to finish the job.
After-dinner Christmas coffees are a tradition all around the world, and caffeine-loving Australia and New Zealand are no different. However, spilling a cup of coffee onto your carpet can be just as disastrous as red wine - and not just because you've lost your tasty hot beverage!
Coffee is naturally dark and acidic, making it a problematic stain to deal with. You should employ the same tactics as you would with wine stains - plenty of cold water, dabbing, and finishing off with a good shampoo.
3. The excesses of Christmas
Just think about the sheer volume of foot traffic your carpet will have to endure at Christmas. Though you might think that food and drink might be your biggest problem - with all that beer and wine, gravy and sauce being served, some of it is bound to end up on the floor - the number of shoes, boots and stilettos tramping through is bound to takes its toll. Who knows what these various items of footwear might by bringing in with them?
Additionally, with more people in your home at Christmas, there's a greater chance of food and suchlike being trodden down into the carpet, leaving you with an unsightly mess once it's all over. Best give it a thorough clean come January!
Be sure to get in touch with the friendly, helpful team at Kennards Hire to discover more about the equipment you need to eradicate those pesky festive stains.