We’re springing full speed ahead into summer — the pools are cool, and the barbecues are hot!

But along with the burgers and hot dogs, comes the accidental ketchup squirts and beer spills. Not to worry though — when it comes to safeguarding your carpet against the summer BBQ, we’ve got you covered. 



 

BBQ Sauce & Ketchup Stains 



That dark red spoonful of sticky condiment can be a scary sight on your lush carpet. Luckily, stain removal can be as easy as taking a deep breath and grabbing a butter knife. 



Start by gently scooping up as much as you can from the carpet using the butter knife. Then to treat the excess, use a mild solution of warm water and non-bleach detergent. Gently blot the area, starting from the outside edges and moving towards the center. As always, remembering not to rub.

Beer



There’s nothing quite like a cold brew on a hot day. Except, of course when that cold brew lands on your carpet.

A common spill at the family BBQ, start by using clean paper towels or a white cloth, and blot up as much of the spilled beer as possible.

Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water, and blot the stain frequently with a dry cloth until the stain disappears.
 Finish by using cold water and blot dry to remove the solution.

What happens if the stain is still visible? 

If your BBQ stain still lingers, don’t panic — that’s what the experts are for. Simply hire an IICRC-certified and CRI-approved carpet care professional like Rite Rug to tend to any BBQ stain disaster this summer.