It’s basketball season, and you know what that means – friends making food and drink stains on your carpet! Whether you spill beer or grease on your carpet during the next NCAA basketball game, here’s what to do:

Beer
STEP 1. First, mix one teaspoonful of white neutral detergent (a mild liquid dishwashing detergent containing no strong alkalies or bleaches) with a cup of lukewarm water.

STEP 2. Mix one-third cup of white household vinegar with two-thirds cup of water.

Ketchup
STEP 1. Mix one teaspoonful of white neutral detergent with a cup of lukewarm water.

STEP 2. Mix one tablespoon of household ammonia with one half cup of water.

STEP 3.
Mix a solution of powdered enzyme laundry detergent following label or box directions. Allow the solution to remain on the stain for the length of time recommended by the manufacturer.

Grease
STEP 1. First, apply a small amount of dry cleaning solvent or alcohol (you can purchase at your local grocery, drug and hardware store). Use a small amount to prevent possible damage to sizing, backings, or stuffing materials. Bonus tip: avoid gasoline, lighter fluid or other flammables.

STEP 2. Next, mix one teaspoonful of a mild liquid dishwashing detergent containing no strong alkalies or bleaches, with a cup of lukewarm water.

STEP 3. Mix one tablespoon of household ammonia with a half cup of water.

STEP 4.
Lastly, mix one-third cup of white household vinegar with two-thirds cup of water.

Repeat the steps until the stain dissolves. To prevent even worse stains, make sure you blot up spills as soon as you spot them, avoid over wetting the area, work form the outer edge toward the center of the stain, and have patience – the stain should dissolve.

If those spot removal methods don’t do the trick, call the textile experts at Triple S! We have the tools and equipment to help you make your carpets look Clean, Fresh, & Bright again! Triple S is a family owned business with over 50 years of experience.

We have three main plant locations:

Stamford Plant | 400 West Main Street
Norwalk Plant | 337 Westport Avenue
Stratford Plant | 1800 Stratford Avenue