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Tips for Tackling Carpet Stains from Football Parties

Tips for Tackling Carpet Stains from Football Parties

There's a change in the air, the smell of food on the grill, smoke rising from the backyard fire pit and the vibrant colors of fall in Florida (your favorite team's jersey) - football season is here! Arguably the best time of year in Florida.

Of course, football season wouldn't be complete without the tradition of football parties, the time when your house if filled with the laughter and cheers of your friends and jokes about the other team, and inevitably, traffic stains on your carpet.

With a deep cleaning and maintenance program from Gator Clean, your carpet is already prepared for the back and forth trips to the fridge and the snack table, and the spills and traffic dirt that come with them. Here are some tips for quickly tackling spot stains in between your regular cleanings:

Food Stains (barbecue sauce, ketchup, dip)

  1. Use a dull butter knife to lightly scrape away the excess sauce, be sure to use care to avoid pushing the sauce deeper into the fibers of the carpet
  2. Blot the stain with a tablespoon of dishwashing detergent and 2 cups of warm water and a soft cloth (do not rub or scrub)
  3. Sponge the area with cold water and blot it dry
  4. If there is oil or residue, sprinkle baking soda, leave overnight and vacuum the next day

Beverage Stains (red wine, fruit punch)

  1. Mix one tablespoon of dishwashing detergent, one tablespoon of vinegar and 2 cups of warm water and begin to blot the stain with a damp, white cloth. The white cloth will allow you to see what you've absorbed and continue to use clean parts of the cloth.
  2. Blot the red stain every 5 minutes for half an hour
  3. Sponge the area using warm water to rinse the solution from the carpet
  4. For very tough stains, use alcohol to blot the stain and cold water to rinse
  5. Blot the carpet with a clean dry cloth until completely dry

Be sure to schedule your regular carpet deep cleaning and maintenance with Gator Clean to insure the best protection from traffic stains and to let you get your mind back into the game quicker!

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I hired Gator Clean to clean my carpets, home air ducts, and dryer duct and vent. Danielle and Kelly were pleasant, cheerfully answered my many questions, and did a thorough job. My carpet is old (10+ years) and had not been cleaned in a few years due to COVID; it ended up looking nicer than I expected! I was especially impressed by how careful they were with my possessions (e.g., covering things to protect them from dust that might fall from a ceiling vent) and how well they cleaned up afterward. This was my first experience with the company and I am impressed!

Mark Witwer
April 26, 2022

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When I called Gator Clean, I left a message inquiring about their services and pricing. I received a return call with 10 minutes. I found the prices and availability to be better than other companies. They came out within a week and cleaned my air ducts. They were ON TIME, FRIENDLY, and PROFESSIONAL. They explained the entire process, did a fantastic job and cleaned up after ducts were cleaned. Other companies need to take lessons from their staff! Highly recommend Gator Clean.

Brenda Sutton
February 10, 2022

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I contacted Gator Clean to clean our dryer vent. Daniele was professional and set the appointment for the next day. She and Kelly arrived on time, very conscientious of our home. Cleaned our dryer vent and cleaned up behind themselves! Quick and efficient. Will definitely be using them again in the future!

Lora Tarleton
January 27, 2022

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PROMPT, HELPFUL SERVICE - VERY INFORMATIVE FOR TIPS AND ABOUT THE PROCESS OF HOW THEY CLEAN THE DRYER VENT. HIGHLY RECOMMEND AND WILL USE AGAIN. THANKS DANIELLE.

Jaimee Hibbs
January 20, 2022

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Danielle and Kelly did a great job

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December 29, 2021

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