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How to Clean a Spill on Carpet

Written by Posted On Monday, 15 July 2019 09:30

Carpets can be a great addition to the aesthetic factor of your house. But it is true that cleaning and maintaining the carpet is important and can be time consuming too. Nevertheless, you should never ignore the importance of cleaning. If you ever spill foods or drinks on the carpet, then you need to make sure that you clean it immediately. Do not worry as we are here to provide you some amazing tips on how to clean a spill on carpet. Here is a complete step-by-step process that you have to follow in order to clean different types of spills from your carpet.

How to Clean a Spill on Carpet - Keeping Your Carpet Clean

Don’t know how to clean a spill on carpet? There’s no need to worry. You’ll need to dry and blot the spot first, and then make a homemade mixture of water, gentle non-bleach detergent and vinegar to apply onto the spill.

DIY Solution

Step #1: First, you have to dry the spot by blotting it slowly with a clean and dry towel. Do not rub or scrub the spill as it can spread the stain. It can become more difficult for you to clean the carpet if you spread the stain.

Step #2: Now, you have to make a mixture of water, gentle non-bleach detergent and vinegar. Now, sprinkle this solution on the spilled area. Since this is a homemade solution, it can be beneficial for cleaning the carpet safely.

Step #3: You have to dab and then rinse the area and repeat this step again and again till the stain is completely gone. Besides these, you can also try the commercial cleaning solutions that can help you in cleaning all types of carpet stain. 

Warning:

Before you try any commercial cleansing product, make sure to perform a patch test first. It is very important in order to assure that the cleansing solution doesn’t cause any damage or harm to the carpet. Some cleansing solution contains harsh chemicals and this can be harmful for your carpet. Either you have to check before you buy the product or you have to perform the patch test. Do not forget to wear gloves while cleaning the liquid or water stain.

Call a Professional

There are different techniques for cleaning the carpets, especially when it comes to spill stains. The spill stains can be caused due to different reasons. It can be either by any drinks such as coffee, tea and wine or by any foods. If you think that cleaning the stains is not possible for you, then you need to call a professional carpet cleaner immediately. This can be quite helpful for you. The professional cleaners will have a great idea about how to clean the carpets and what technique must be used.

Bottom Line

So, this is all about how to clean a spill on carpet, whether it be from wine, coffee, dog urine or anything else. You can try this on your own at home in case there are any spills on your carpet. Otherwise, you can call a professional who can actually help you in removing or cleaning all types of stains from the carpet. There are different cleaning methods and hacks that you can try to restore your carpet back to its original state.

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Dalia Rotrammel

Cleaning business for over 20 years. Property Management. Mother of 2, grandmother of 1 beautiful girl. Foster parent.

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