Nothing will set your day back, quite like spilling a drink on the carpet. A nasty carpet stain can be frustrating and ugly, leaving you wondering what to do. Well, don’t get too down on yourself, it happens to everyone. Most spills aren’t actually as bad as they look, and if cleaned right away will leave little or no remnants behind. Being smart about what you drink however, may be the first step in preventing these stains from happening. Consider this list of the top 5 drinks to stain your carpet.
1) Fruit Juice
This refreshing, anti-oxidant filled beverage may seem harmless enough, but ask anyone who has ever spilled it on their carpets and they’ll tell you how annoying it can be. Fruit juices are usually rich in natural or artificial dyes. From your carpet’s perspective, these fruit juices are only a few degrees removed from paint, and can deliver a potential knock-out blow if not addressed immediately.
A common culprit in the carpet staining world, red wine especially has led many to give up and just buy new, instead of laboring through the clean-up process. As with Fruit Juice, if the stain is caught and cleaned early enough, results can be favorable. So think twice before pouring that next class to the top.
The acidic component of cola can be enough, but combine that with the brown coloring and you’ve got yourself a formidable carpet staining foe. Include various brands of orange or grape soda into the mix, and you’ve got yourself a proverbial powder keg of stains just waiting to explode.
Though not one of the most likely suspects, milk can actually be one of the worst drinks in this group. Not so much for its potential for staining, though it will if left untreated, but more so for its stink. If left alone, milk stains have a nasty habit of emitting a rotten, off-putting smell. Make sure to take care of these spills right away, else risk this odoriferous foe’s wrath.
Last, but certainly not least. The dark color of coffee is all you need to see. Much like how coffee or tea will stain your teeth, these drinks can also leave nasty brown marks on your carpet. Milk in your coffee will help to soften this blow, but only by a few shades.
Don’t get too down though. After all, spills are a common occurrence. Just be prepared, and you should be fine. Have a mess you can’t tackle? Well, that’s why we’re here. Give Steamers Carpet Care a call today!