We can try as hard as we want, but we all inevitably spill something on our carpets. Not only is it annoying to deal with, spilling something on your carpet can leave a nasty stain that can stay there forever if you don’t properly treat it and clean it up. Each kind of spill has a different technique that can be used to properly get rid of the stains they leave behind.
Below are some of the more common stains that people face every day and the proper technique on how to clean them up.
Removing Juice Stains
If you have kids, you know first hand at how clumsy they can be, especially when they are walking around with a drink in their hands. Sippy cups and juice boxes do a good job in containing the juice, but they can still accidentally spill their juice if they squeeze the juice box too hard or if they flip their sippy cup upside down. Here is how you can remove juice stains from your carpet:
- Gently blot the stain with a dry towel. Please note that you should never rub the stain as it can lead to the stain getting trapped in the fabrics of your carpet.
- Get an empty spray bottle and fill it with ¼ cup of white vinegar, 1 tbsp of dish soap, and then fill it with water. Spray the mixture on the stain and let it sit for up to 10 minutes. Blot the area until the stain and the cleaning solution is gone.
Removing Coffee Stains
Much like how kids have trouble walking with their juice cups, adults also share this problem when they try to walk their coffee from the kitchen into the living room to relax before they have to start their day. Coffee stains will make your carpet look dirty as it can leave a brownish stain if not treated right away. Here is how you can remove coffee stains from your carpet:
- Use a towel to blot and dry the stain.
- Get an empty spray bottle and fill it with water, white vinegar, and a non-bleach detergent. Spray it on the stain, blot it up, then repeat if the stain is still there.
- You can also go to your local hardware store to pick up professionally concocted cleaning solutions that are designed for removing coffee stains from your carpet. Just read and follow the instructions before you try to clean the stain.
Removing Pet Stains
If you have a new puppy, you will probably be facing this problem more often than not. Don’t get mad at your puppy, they are trying their best to not use your carpet as a pee pad, but accidents do happen. Here is the best way to get rid of pet stains on your carpet:
- Clean up the mess by blotting it to soak up the moisture. Blot until the stain is dry.
- If the stain was already dry before you found it, you will need to moisten it then to apply a pet stain removing product that you can buy from most pet or hardware stores.
- If there is an odour that comes with the stain, the best way to get rid of it is to use a white vinegar and hot water mixture to spray on the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes, then blot it up.