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Holiday Clean & Celebratory Spills

We all envision our home during the holidays as a place of peace and beauty with the lights and decorations. Often, though, it’s stressful to keep the house clean or to deal with the spills and splashes of holiday beverages.

Leave the cleaning to us. At ServiceMaster by Ayotte, we are the cleaning and disinfection experts. Allow yourself some time to enjoy the season! We do so much more than carpets – we are experts with upholstery, windows, light fixtures, walls, floors, tile & grout, etc. Whether you choose to hire us before the decorations go up, after it’s all packed away, or both, think of the hours and stress you’ll avoid.

Prep for wine spills. Nothing can ruin a party like a spilled glass of wine on your carpet. It doesn’t matter if your carpet is new or old or if the wine is red or white; there is no reason to panic. You can save your carpet and still enjoy the party by responding immediately and following the basic four steps of wine stain removal. Consider mixing up a little of the hand dishwashing and hydrogen peroxide solution (mentioned below) in advance of any parties or events you have at your home. If all else fails, it’s time to reach out to ServiceMaster by Ayotte.

  1. Blot the stain immediately. Use a clean white cloth to blot up as much of the red wine as you can. Alternate parts of the cloth to always blot using a fresh spot.
  2. Add a little water to the stained area.
    • Pour a small amount of water onto the red wine stain on the carpet and continue blotting. The water dilutes the red wine, which makes it easier to blot up.
    • Switch out the blotting cloth for a dry one as you work. Continue blotting until no more stain can be removed.
  3. Make a baking soda paste. Mix a 3:1 ratio of baking soda to water and apply the paste directly to the carpet stain. Let it dry, then vacuum up the paste.
  4. Apply a carpet stain remover according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Typically, it is best to wait until the stain remover dries and then vacuum.

Treat yourself to the gift of a clean home and spotless carpet. Call us today before our schedule fills up! 

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