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on 11 July 2018

180711aThere seems to be a bit of a craze at the moment in chucking pints of beer into the air and over one another!  Scenes can be seen all over the UK but more recently in areas such as Boxpark in Croydon and Times Square in Newcastle.

Obviously things are getting tense now we are embarking on our first semi final for 28 years!!  As you can imagine households across the UK will be having their own in-house celebrations and if we win, we are going to have a lot of beer and possibly wine spillages to clean! 😊

What should I do if I spill beer/wine over my Carpets and Upholstery?

The answer is fairly simple but DIY products tend to emerge from every cupboard possible in the home. If in any doubt, please call us and seek our technical assistance.  It could save you a lot of money in the long run.


  • 180711bStep 1. Use a clean white paper towel or cloth to absorb as much as of the stain as possible.
  • Step 2. Use a handful of salt over the stains and leave it to absorb overnight and vacuum following morning.
  • Step 3. Call us to carry out a hot water extraction clean!


  • Step 1. Use a clean white paper towel or cloth to absorb as much of the stain as possible.
  • Step 2. DO NOT pour red wine on white wine, as this will only dilute the red colouring onto your carpet and resoil a larger area over time.
  • Step 3. Use a small solution of soda water (fizzed up as much as possible to react with wine on contact) and continue to blot and repeat process. DO NOT RUB. DO NOT OVERWET. If any doubt please call us immediately to seek professional advice on 01795 511945. Please note this is an emergency remedy only and not a guarantee to remove the stain. This is to assist you in preventing the stain from becoming permanent or making the carpet worn.

Other Handy Tips:

When treating a stain always work from the outside of the stain to the centre and do not vigorously rub as you will damage the carpet fibres.

From a professional cleaning point of view. The best cleaning results are often achieved by the use of chemicals.  Depending on carpet type and construction there are various methods which can be used and treatments such as solvents, powders, detergents and other solutions during the cleaning process. Manufacturers in the cleaning industry design products specifically for the cleaning of carpets and upholstery, ensuring that they are safe to use within a domestic environment (i.e. home). If you have asthma or are chemically sensitive, please inform our office during the initial contact process.

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