How to clean up after a hot chocolate spill on carpet

Forget about the bread, hot chocolate is what you want in this cold, snowy weather. There is nothing better than curling up with a mug of hot chocolate and relaxing, that is, until you accidentally spill it on your carpet. However, there’s no need to panic or start re-arranging furniture…

Below is our easy step-by-step guide to removing a hot chocolate spill on carpet.

how to clean up after hot chocolate spill on carpe

How to clean up after a hot chocolate spill on carpet

  • Use a clean towel to blot up as much of the liquid as possible, work inwards to avoid spreading the stain.
  • Pour a small amount of cold water onto the area to help dilute the stain and blot again
  • Mix a tablespoon of washing-up liquid with two cups of warm water. Dampen a towel in the solution and blot the area.
  • Repeat, until the stain is gone.
  • Use a towel dampened with warm water and clean to remove any soapy residue.

How to clean up hot chocolate spill on carpet

How to clean up after a hot chocolate spill on cream or white carpet

Follow the above steps, then,

  • Mix a teaspoon of clear ammonia with a cup of warm water to make a cleaning solution.
    Apply this to the hot chocolate stain and then let it set for five minutes. Always take care when using ammonia, test out on an inconspicuous area of carpet first and never mix with other chemicals.
  • Use a clean white cloth to blot the affected area. Continue to blot the stain, until it is completely removed.

How to clean up a tea spill on carpet

Snow, sunshine, wind or rain – tea never needs a weather or occasion to be popular! Tea stains are one of the most unsightly and seep quickly into carpets fibres as it’s a hot liquid. In order to remove the brown stain efficiently its best to act quickly.

  • Mix two ounces of white vinegar and 4 ounces of warm water.
  • Use a clean cloth to blot the stain with the solution, work towards the middle so as not to spread the stain.
  • Rub gently, being careful not to scrub as this can damage the carpet fibres.
  • Continue, until the stain disappears.
  • If the smell of vinegar is lingering, then sprinkle some baking soda on the area and leave overnight. Vacuum up the next morning and the smell should be gone.

Now the stain is gone, it’s time to make some more tea. Go on, go on, go on…

How to remove hot chocolate stain / tea stain from carpet

Renew carpet cleaning can help with any stain – big or small. We look after carpets, rugs, upholstery and more. Check our website or contact us to book today. Be sure to check our blog for more easy stain removal tips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professionally spring cleaning your carpets and upholstery

‘Isn’t there a grand stretch in the evenings?’  Well, once you’ve heard this, you know spring is officially here! Lots of us enjoy giving our homes a ‘good’ yearly spring clean. Unlike the mundane weekly chores, spring cleaning can be quite therapeutic.

Clearing out wardrobes, toy boxes and giving the windows a clean, so they don’t give the illusion of  constant hazy rain, are usually top of people’s lists. However, most forgotten are the real culprits – carpets and upholstery. These harbour the most of winter’s germs and bacteria and in order to get rid of them efficiently, calling in the professionals is a must…

Below are Renew’s top 6 reasons for having your carpets and upholstery professionally spring cleaned.

Carpets are left clean and healthy!

With the winter months comes mud, dirt and everything else disgusting that gets trotted through your carpets. Regular vacuuming gets rid of the surface dirt, but it’s the germs and bacteria that lurk underneath that cause the real problems. Not only do they omit bad odours, but they can cause health problems such as coughs, colds and asthma flare ups to name but a few. Renew carpet cleaning can remove 98% of all germs and bacteria leaving your carpets clean, but more importantly, healthy.

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Professional spring cleaning means a healthier home

When we ‘whack’ on the heating during the winter months our home becomes toasty for us, but a breeding ground for bacteria. This bacteria in upholstery and carpets can cause health problems for family members and guests, such as trigger allergies, skin reactions and asthma flare-ups. Having this bacteria along with dust and allergens removed, can give you peace of mind that your home is healthy and bright just like the months ahead.

 

Extend the life of your curtains

When spring arrives, there’s nothing like pulling across the curtains and throwing open the windows. The bright sky and fresh air can do wonders for our mood, however dirty curtains can do the opposite for our health. Dirt, dust and bacteria builds up on upholstery during the winter months and doesn’t discriminate against curtains. Opening curtains dislodges all these nasties, and leaves them floating around the air. Curtains can be deceiving as they don’t often look dirty or have noticeable stains, but they’re a playground for germs none the less. Having your curtains professionally cleaned will not only prolong their longevity, but improve the overall indoor air quality in your home.

 

professionally spring clean carpet and upholstery

Pet friendly home:

The cold winter months has our pets spending more times indoors. Pet dander can build up on their favourite places to relax – usually couches, rugs, or the carpet in general. Having your carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned will remove 98% of pet dander that vacuuming can leave behind. It will also remove urine and neutralise any bad odours.

Tile & Grout

Deep cleaning bathrooms is usually top of the spring cleaning list. However, there is only so much you can do with a cocktail of cleaning products, a pair of rubber gloves and a YouTube tutorial on how to remove mould from tiles. It’s obvious that any bathroom would have lots of germs, but those that stick on and between tiles are the most unsightly and health hazardous. There is only one way to get rid of them properly and that’s by calling in the professionals. Renew’s trained technicians use state of the art equipment and advanced techniques to ensure your tile & grout is given the ultimate spring clean.

Peace of mind for your family

Spring cleaning usually means stocking up on cleaning products – bleach, sprays and anything that promises to make your home sparkle. As consumers we have become more package savvy, taking time to read contents and ,well, sometimes just picking something because it smells nice. However many people think that professional cleaning companies need to use harsh chemicals to achieve their promised results. Renew use only Eco-friendly solutions, which are FDA approved and safe for your family and pets. We are also recognised by the Carpet & Rug Institute (Gold seal of approval) and use Wool safe approved products for all carpets.

 

professionally spring clean carpet and upholstery

Whether it’s carpets, upholstery, tile & grout or even mattresses – Renew look after them all. So, spring into action this season and book your spring cleaning today with Renew, you’ll be delighted you did!

How to clean up after a red wine spill on carpet

A red wine spill on carpet is one of the most dreaded stains. Whether you’re relaxing with a glass after a hard day or using your living room as a dance floor, red wine spills can easily happen. As red wine is so pigmented you need to act quickly for best results. If your party is still in full swing, simply blot up as much of the wine as you can with kitchen roll or a clean cloth, you’ll be glad of the head start when it comes to tackling it later on.

Below is our easy step-by-step guide to removing red wine from carpet.

 

red wine spill on carpet

How to clean up after a red wine spill on carpet

  • Use a clean white towel or kitchen roll to blot away as much excess wine as possible.
  • Add a few drops of cold water to the stain to help dilute it, and keep blotting.
  • Mix together 2 cups of warm water, 1 tbsp of white vinegar and 1 tbsp of washing up liquid.
  • Apply the solution directly onto the stain using a clean cloth.
  • Blot until the stain is removed completely.

 

How to clean up after a red wine spill on carpet – after it has dried in

  • Wet the stain with cold water.
  • Apply a generous amount of salt to the area, this will help absorb the liquid along with the wine pigment.
  • Leave the salt overnight. It will have turned a pinkish colour by morning where it has absorbed the wine colouring.
  • Simply, vacuum up the salt.
  • This method usually works extremely well, however, if there is still remnants of the stain then you may need to use a stain remover. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully.

Cream or white carpet will obviously need some extra TLC when it comes to removing a red wine stain. Below is our guide to removing red wine from these lush carpets.

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How to clean up after a red wine spill on cream / white carpet

  • Mix a small amount of washing up liquid with a few drops of hydrogen peroxide (Caution: this solution will discolour dark / coloured carpets)
  • Use a cloth soaked in the solution to gently dab the area. Be sure to use a clean section of cloth each time.
  • Leave the mixture to sit on the stain for a few minutes to help break down the pigment.
  • Mix a small amount of washing up liquid and cold water, use a clean cloth to gently blot the stain.
  • Blot dry with a towel.
  • Use another cloth to dab the stain with cold water, and dry the area again with a towel.

 

Know when to admit defeat… red wine spill on carpet

If you’re still not satisfied with the results, then it’s time to call the professionals. Renew carpet cleaning are experts at removing all types of tough stains, such as red wine, ink and chewing gum. Call us today to book your appointment. Be sure to check out our website for more great stain removal tips!

How to clean up after a spaghetti sauce spill

We all like to envision a relaxing dinner time, when in reality with kids it’s like feeding time at the zoo. If the dish contains bright red sauce and spaghetti, keeping things civil can be tougher than food shopping with a toddler in a trolley with a dodgy wheel. While instilling life skills such as eating by themselves is thrilling for us parents…it can be even more so, if you feel equipped to clean up the mess afterwards.

There is a lot of talk these days about super foods, what people don’t realise is that some foods have actual super powers – spaghetti being one of them. It can fly, pretty fast too if thrown by a frustrated toddler, add in some pasta sauce and it can reach speeds faster than any jet.

However recent studies have shown (not really) that the main culprits of spaghetti sauce spills on carpet are in fact adults, who find it difficult to aim for their mouth while scrolling through their phone. Whatever the reason for the mess on your carpet, we’re here to help you!

Below is a simply yet effective guide to removing a spaghetti sauce spill on carpet

How to clean up after a spaghetti sauce spill

How to clean up after a spaghetti sauce spill

Method 1

Like with every stain, it’s best to get working on it as soon as possible. Most pasta sauces are red and contain food dye that can discolour your carpet if left.

  • Remove all the loose pasta before getting to work on the stain.
  • Mix one tablespoon of washing up liquid with two cups of cool water.
  • Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent solution. Be sure not to scrub the stain as this will work it further into the carpet and can damage the carpet fibres.
  • Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  • Rinse with cool water so no residue is left behind.

 

How to clean up after a spaghetti sauce spill

 

How to clean up after a spaghetti sauce spill

Method 2

Be sure to wear protective clothing and test the solution on an inconspicuous area of carpet first.

  • Mix together one tablespoon of ammonia with 1/2 cup of cool water. Never mix chlorine bleach and ammonia – this could cause hazardous fumes!
  • Sponge the stain with the ammonia solution.
  • Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  • Sponge with cold water and blot dry to remove the ammonia solution.

 

How to clean up after a spaghetti sauce spill

If you’re having trouble removing the stain yourself, it’s best to call the professionals. Renew carpet cleaning are the leading carpet cleaning company in Ireland. No stain is too tough for our technicians. To book your carpet cleaning contact us today. Check out our website for more great stain removal tips.

How to clean up after a nail polish remover spill on carpet.

Nail polish remover aka ‘your best friend in a crisis’ is just that…until it becomes the crisis. When spilled on carpet it can be harsher than other common stains. Most nail varnish removers contain acetone – a colourless, flammable liquid. This chemical has a bleaching quality, which can ruin your carpet if left on it for too long. So, like any stain we always advise acting quickly, and even more so with nail polish remover. If you’ve no clue where to begin with the clean up – don’t panic, it may smell worse than it actually is.

Below is Renew’s step-by-step by guide to removing nail polish remover from your carpet.

How to clean up after a nail polish spill on carpet.

 

 

How to clean up after a nail polish remover spill on carpet

  • Mix together one tablespoon of washing-up liquid with two cups of warm water.
  • Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent solution.
  • Blot until the liquid is absorbed, taking care not to scrub the stain.
  • Continue until the stain disappears.
  • Sponge with cold water and blot dry with a clean towel.

 

Nail polish removers that contain acetone can leave a particularly strong smell, that can linger even after the stain looks to have been removed. Below, we have listed some easy and cost effective ways to help illuminate these odours.

How to clean up after a nail polish spill on carpet.

How to get rid of the smell of nail polish remover from carpet

  • Place baking soda into a bowl and leave it on a high shelf in the room. Baking soda is great for absorbing odours and doesn’t need to be changed daily.
  • Leave a small container of cat litter in the room (random, but stick with us). Cat litter is super absorbent and will remove any bad odour that’s lingering.
  • If you have neither a cat or a love of baking, then this last tip may be the one for you. Coffee! Put some fresh ground coffee into a glass bowl and stir daily. This will not only help absorb the smell of the nail polish remover, but will make your home smell, well homely, and or, like a quaint café.

How to clean up after a nail polish spill on carpet.

Renew carpet cleaning is Ireland’s number one carpet cleaning company. We not only remove stubborn stains, but we also leave your carpets looking and smelling fresh! Contact us today to book your carpet cleaning, or you can check out our website for more quick and easy stain removal tips.

 

How to clean up after an orange juice spill

Orange juice is one of the most popular drinks in any household. It’s healthy, refreshing, oh and a right pain to get rid of when spilled on your carpets! Orange juice spills are one of those annoying ones as orange is a citric acid. This means it can act as a bleaching agent when exposed to the sun, so ideally it needs to be cleaned up immediately! Also, orange juice turns into a tacky residue when left. However, if you’re looking at an orange juice stain on your lovely carpet – no need to panic, help is at hand. Below is our guide to removing both fresh orange juice stains and dried in stains from carpet.

How to clean up after an orange juice spill

How to remove spilled orange juice from carpet

If you have kids who refuse to drink orange juice ‘with the bits,’ you’ll be grateful for their fussy ways if it spills. These orange bits can stick to the carpet fibres and it’s best to scrape them out first before removing the stain.

  • Blot up as much of the liquid as possible using paper towel or a clean, dry cloth.
  • Mix together two cups of warm water with one tablespoon of washing-up liquid. Use a clean cloth to sponge the stain with the solution.
  • Be careful not to scrub the carpet as this can damage the carpet fibres and cause the stain to work further down.
  • Keep sponging the stain, until it’s gone.
  • Remove any excess liquid with a clean, dry towel.

How to clean up after an orange juice spill

 

How to remove an old orange juice spill from carpet

  • Moisten the stain with luke warm water.
  • Mix a solution of ammonia with two cups of warm water. Use a clean cloth to carefully blot the stain with the solution. Be careful not to scrub. Continue until the stain has gone.
  • Rinse the carpet afterwards with cold water and blot dry.
  • You may also need to use a stain remover (make sure to follow the instructions carefully) Most stain removers will need to be left on the stain for a certain amount of time first. Be sure to carefully time what’s been specified, so as to avoid discolouring your carpet.
  • If you have any doubts or the stain isn’t budging, then it’s best to call in the professionals. Renew is Ireland’s leading carpet cleaning company, who specialise in removing tough stains.

 

At Renew we pride ourselves on our excellent service and amazing results. Give us a call today and we’ll be happy to help. Also, be sure to check out our website for more great stain removing tips.