The holiday season means fun with family, celebrating with friends, and hosting countless parties. Unfortunately, all that celebrating could also be a recipe for disaster for your carpet or rug. Spilled drinks, dropped food, and increased foot traffic could leave your rug with more stains than usual. Thankfully, there is a way to remedy even the toughest holiday stains. Keep our spot removal tips in mind to keep your home clean during the holidays.



Common Holiday Stains:
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Gravy
  • Sticky fudge
  • Holiday punch
  • Wine
  • Coffee


To prevent permanent stains, follow these basic rules for spills and spot removal:

  1. Immediately blot up spills using a clean white absorbent material (tissues, napkins, towels, etc.)
  2. Pretest spot removal formulas in an inconspicuous area of the fabric. Put a few drops of formula on each color in the textile and, using your white-absorbent material, hold it against each color, count to ten, then examine the results. If the dye has bled into the absorbent material, or if there has been a change in the colored area, call a professional ASCR member cleaner for advice.
  3. Do not over wet. Work with small amounts of formulas and blot frequently. Problems result from using large amounts. Blot – do not rub or brush. Excessive agitation may cause unsightly distortion which may be permanent.
  4. Work from the outer edge toward the center of the stain.
  5. Have patience – some stains respond slowly.
  6. Remember, haphazard attempts at spot removal may result in indelible stains and/or permanent damage to fabrics.

Follow our spot removal method on our website to find out how to get rid of any pesky stain your home may encounter.


Some stains require special professional care. If the stain is not removed by a prescribed household method, consult a professional cleaner. Triple S offers carpet, upholstery, window treatment cleaning, and more! With our help, we will keep your home looking and feeling Clean, Fresh, & Bright!


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