Removing Fruit Drinks From Carpeting Without Damaging It
If your child's birthday party left you with fruit juice stains in your playroom carpeting, then you will be happy to know that you can successfully remove them yourself with safe and natural ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen cupboards.
Follow this simple procedure to remove the fruit juice from your playroom's carpet:
Mix a Cleaning Solution in a Bowl
Since one of the main ingredients in many fruit juice drinks is sugar, you need to remove juice stains from your playroom's carpet using a cleaner that is capable of breaking down the sugars and removing them from the carpet's fibers. The best thing you can use to do this is some drops of liquid dish washing soap dissolved in a couple cups of warm water. You should not use hot water to clean juice from your carpeting, as the hot water can cook the sugars and make removing them a lot harder.
Place this solution into a bowl with steep sides so that it does not get spilled on the carpet while you are using it. You should not use a spray bottle to clean your carpet stains because this application sprays too much cleaning solution on areas of your carpet where it is not needed and just makes the cleaning area larger and more likely to be seen when dried.
Use a Cotton Cloth and Paper Towels to Blot the Stains
Using a clean cotton cloth or a small sponge, dip it into the cleaning solution and carefully blot and dab at the stain from its outer edges. Working from the outside inward will keep from spreading the stain to new carpet fibers.
Keep blotting the area with a moist cloth until the stain starts to lift onto the cloth. When this starts, you should blot the area with a dry paper towel. Let the paper towel sit for a moment on the area and press it down gently so that it will soak up as much water as possible. Continue this process until the stain has been removed.
Follow the cleaning solution with a dabbing of clean water to remove the excess soap from the carpet fibers. Blot dry with a paper towel just as before.
What to do if the Cleaning Solution Doesn't Work
Finally, if you have a lot of stains on your playroom floor or have not had your carpets professionally cleaned within the last year, then you should schedule an appointment with a carpet cleaning company in your area. Professional carpet cleaners use truck-mounted water extraction systems that are the absolute best and safest way to clean and protect your home's carpeting.
For more information, contact Springs Cleaning or a similar company.