A common spill that occurs on carpet surfaces is juice. Especially the juice dyed red, orange, and purple, removing juice can challenging to remove, but it is still possible. A few options to remove juice spills from the carpet is what we at Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning would like to share today.
How to Treat a Recent Juice Spill on Carpet
Fresh juice spills are more manageable when they are wet and a simpler problem to resolve. The first step, removing as much of the juice from the carpet as you can. This equipment can more efficiently remove the excess liquid if you have a shopvac. Use paper towels to sop up juice if you do not have a shopvac.
Do not make it too wet, after the spill is sopped up, dilute the juice residue by spraying cool water. Repeat removing the diluted juice using a shopvac or paper towels. Continue this process, until the stain is either gone or no more color is coming out of the carpet. If the stain is still wet and still has a visible stain left behind, cover the area in salt and let it dry overnight at this point. Once the area is dry, vacuum the salt which should have absorbed much of the remaining color. If you still have a stain left behind, follow the steps below to finish removal of the stain.
How to Remove an Old Spill Carpet Juice Stain
A little more difficult to remove a dried stain. It is still very possible to remove the stain completely, however, depending on the condition of the carpet and the severity of the stain. In order to remove an acidic spill, the most effectively, is to use an alkaline cleaner, on the pH scale, usually between 3 and 4, juice stains are acidic. To remove a juice stain, though it is recommended that use vinegar. In a squirt bottle, combine 1 part ammonia to 8 parts water. Blot the solution onto the stain using a white rag. To leave as little ammonia in the carpet as possible avoid pouring the solution into the carpet. Continue to blot the stain with a rag soaked until you can no longer get any more of the stain out. If there is still a residual stain and blanket the paste over the surface, make a paste of mixing 1 part baking soda to 3 parts. Once the area is dry, vacuum the baking soda which should remove some of the color. Repeat until the stain is completely removed.
Cautionary Note: On wool carpet or other delicate fabrics like oriental rugs, never use ammonia. Before you begin the process, test the solution in a small inconspicuous area first. This ensures the solution will not compromise the integrity of your carpets in an obvious area.
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