Kool-Aid® and fruit juices contain dyes that can permanently dye carpet fibers. For Carpet Cleaning Technicians it’s always best to under-promise and over-deliver rather than have a disappointed client.
Industry leaders recognize the heat transfer method as a highly effective red dye removal system. Products from Matrix and American Formula recommend the heat transfer method. By using an iron and a light colored (preferably white) towel technicians remove bright colors from carpet. Smart techs pretest a small area and use special caution when working with wool and other delicate fibers.
Situations vary and when a spill is spread across a larger area it may cost effective to replace the carpet or cover with an area rug temporarily rather than trying to clean it. Professionals usually add an additional cost usually doubled to customers with red stains. Minimize your stain hassle by doing research and calling a professional.