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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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November 18, 2020

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I hired Gator Clean to clean my air ducts in my house. They did a fantastic job. I had originally called a Port Orange company called Lucky Ducts. The owner of Lucky Ducts told me that since I lived off Big Tree in South Daytona that I was closer to his competitor, Jerry Brittingham, he recommended that I call him instead. When I called Jerry Brittingham, they gave me a quote on the phone of $25 per vent. Then, when they got there, they said that they don't do vent cleaning and gave me a price of $2300 for blowing some plastic stuff through my vent system to seal possible small holes. CRAZY! Gator Clean was wonderful! They honored the quoted price and they came all the way from Eustis /Mt Dora area to South Daytona for no extra fees. Great service, great people!!! THANK YOU!!

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October 12, 2020

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From the moment that I spoke to them on the phone about making the appointment to get the dryer a gas dryer vent cleaned out I was very impressed I called back to ask a question and it was after hours and Danielle very nicely called me right back and gave me the answer overall I was very very impressed they did a wonderful job there was a slight complication on my part from when the house was built to where the duck was put in for the dryer she told me Danielle told me how to correct it and get it fixed and told me what time I should get it done and that what I needed to do afterwards which I found very helpful and informative I give them five stars for the job that they did and I've never had a company that was local that would get up on the roof and suck out the lint the roof part of the vent also come in the house and suck out that part of it on it was very nice to have people that you could trust. I look forward to rehiring them every time I need my dryer cleaned out they do a wonderful job and they're very clean. Thank you Danielle for a wonderful experience. Good company to work with easy going and hard workers. Mary Seabury of Mount Dora

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October 9, 2020

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