Holiday Cleaning Tips

Dear Francine,

Our family is anticipating a lot of guests for the holidays, but you know how these things can get out of hand. What can I do to deal with the inevitable stains?

The holiday season is indeed a wonderful time to spend with friends and family. New faces and familiar friends will keep you company as the nights grow colder. To welcome these large gatherings, there are bound to be a few major feasts . Yes, holiday celebrations with the people you love most guarantees that your homes will be filled with the scents of scrumptious dinners and flavourful drinks. However, this can also be a time for tremendous stains that savage your furniture, rugs, carpets, and upholstery. Luckily, you are not powerless in the face of these potential holiday disasters. All of us at Sparkling Clean are proud to offer these two simple tips to cleaning up any holiday stains in your home:

1) Remove Any Excess Food: Drink stains have little excess detritus to remove from fabrics barring ice or the odd garnish like fruit slices or cinnamon sticks. Large meals this season may result in chunks of vegetables or cooked meats hitting your fabrics. Removing these quickly is essential to cleaning stains, especially in the case of cooked meats which can often leave dark coloured stains that are difficult to remove. In the case of spilled crispy or crumbly foods, you will want to vacuum the area for excess before treating a stain.

2) Use A Gentle Touch: With so many holiday dishes being served with creamy sauces or spreads, there’s a temptation to scrub extra hard to remove the stain. Before doing so, just try a gentle blotting of stained upholstery or carpet with a damp cloth. This soft touch is often effective with fresh stains.

These two tips will certainly help for little stains here and there. For cleaning carpets, rugs, upholstery and more, we always recommend you trust the professionals at Sparkling Clean. Serving Hamilton, Dundas, Ancaster, Brantford, and more, we are happy to take care of your toughest stains with our celebrated Dry Foam Cleanings. Call us at (905) 549-9994 for a free estimate on your next cleaning.