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Hiding that Stain until the Carpet Cleaner Arrives

Hiding that Stain until the Carpet Cleaner Arrives

The holidays are upon us and our homes are bustling with activity and the energy of the season! With the children on holiday breaks, out of town guests arriving, a flurry of activity in the kitchen, and the seasonal wet weather, our carpets are likely looking a bit worn and dirty. While we can ignore a bit of dirt on the carpet, stains are a little harder to disguise. Maybe the stain is from an unfortunate glass of wine that fell off the coffee table or smashed piece of fudge embedded in the carpet fibers. Whatever the case, you definitely don’t want your guests to see the mess!

carpet cleaning bodyLike most businesses, carpet cleaners take time off during the holiday season. They tend to have modified schedules and limited appointments. So, unless you personally know an on-call carpet cleaner, you’ll likely have to wait for an appointment. So, what do you do if a carpet cleaner isn’t available at the last minute?

Don’t panic! We have a few inexpensive and simple solutions that will disguise the stain and alleviate your stress for your upcoming party, family get-together, or festive event.

  1. Purchase a patterned rug that you can place over the stain. It will not only add a little character to your room, it will temporarily hide the stain until you can get it removed.
  2. Place a piece of furniture over the stain. Obviously, this will depend on the location of the stain. Moving the couch six inches forward, the coffee table to the right, or an end table back a few inches could effectively hide a stain from view.
  3. Rearrange the furniture. Every room needs a little change every now and then. Use this unfortunate accident to try something new in your room.

These simple and inexpensive ideas should suffice until a professional carpet cleaner can come clean the carpet. Keep in mind that these solutions are temporary and it’s best to get the stain cleaned by a professional carpet cleaner as soon as possible. Baker’s Chem-Dry has flexible hours and service throughout the holiday season. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

DIY Carpet Cleaning tips from the pros

DIY Carpet Cleaning tips from the pros

Wouldn’t it be great if we could get our carpets professionally cleaned after every spill, stain, or accident? Unfortunately, most of us do not have the extra time or money to spend on an “on-call” carpet cleaner. So, how to do you clean up after a spill and keep your carpets looking clean between professional…Continue Reading

The Carpet Beetle – A Small Insect that Causes a Big Problem

The Carpet Beetle – A Small Insect that Causes a Big Problem

Although the carpet beetle is a small and inconspicuous insect, it can cause major problems in your home. Carpet beetles are often overlooked. By the time you realize they are in your home, they may have already caused significant damage. Carpet beetles love products of animal origin including woolens, feathers, and furs. In fact, they…Continue Reading

Easy Back-to-School Carpet Cleaning Tips

Easy Back-to-School Carpet Cleaning Tips

The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are starting to change colors, summer is winding down, and the kids have started another great school year. Everyone is excited for the new changes, classes, teachers, and friends. Kids are coming home with lots of stories, lots of homework, lots of papers, and…lots of dirt. This dirt…Continue Reading

Baker’s Chem-Dry Tackles Hotels and Banquet Rooms

Baker’s Chem-Dry Tackles Hotels and Banquet Rooms

When you walk into a hotel, you expect to find a clean, welcoming lobby and friendly faces waiting to greet you. Dirty or stained carpets in the hotel lobby, guest rooms, or banquet rooms give guests a flawed or tarnished image of your hotel. The carpeting in banquet rooms tends to experience the highest amount…Continue Reading

Get Ready for Cleaning!

Get Ready for Cleaning!

You’ve already taken the first step towards cleaner carpets – you’ve scheduled an appointment for a professional carpet cleaning! In just a short amount of time, your carpets will look, smell, and feel better than ever. In addition to the immediate improvement, regularly cleaning your carpets will also increase the life of your carpet. Regular…Continue Reading

Commercial Carpeting that’s Right for YOU

Commercial Carpeting that’s Right for YOU

Cleaning residential carpeting and cleaning the carpet in an industrial or commercial space requires a different set of cleaning supplies and expertise. A professional carpet cleaner usually specializes in one type of carpet cleaning. Baker’s Chem-Dry trains and employs professional cleaners who specialize in both residential and commercial carpet cleaning. They understand that the style…Continue Reading

Can a clean carpet make your home healthier?

Can a clean carpet make your home healthier?

Most people would agree that carpets should be cleaned when they start to look bad or generate an unpleasant odor in your home. While these are great reasons to clean your carpets, they aren’t the most important reason. It is estimated that those allergic to biopollutants (fungi, cockroaches, bacteria, and fungi) make 500,000 to 1,000,000…Continue Reading