Juice is a common spill that occurs on carpet surfaces. Though juice can be challenging to remove, especially the juice dyed red, orange, and purple, it is still possible. Today, we at Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning would like to discuss a few options to remove juice spills from the carpet.
How Do You Get Freshly Spilled Juice Out of Carpet
Being a much easier problem to resolve, fresh juice spills are more manageable when they are wet. Removing as much of the juice from the carpet as you can is the first step. If you have a shopvac, this equipment can more efficiently remove the excess liquid. If you do not have a shopvac, use paper towels to sop up the juice. Once the spill is sopped up, dilute the juice residue by spraying cool water, do not make it too wet. Using a shopvac or paper towels, repeat removing the diluted juice. Until the stain is either gone or no more color is coming out of the carpet, continue this process. Cover the area in salt and let it dry overnight at this point if the stain is still wet and still has a visible stain left behind. Vacuum the salt which should have absorbed much of the remaining color once the area is dry. Follow the steps below to finish removal of the stain if you still have a stain left behind.
How Do You Clean Old Spilled Juice Stains on Carpet
To remove a dried stain is a little more difficult. Depending on the condition of the carpet and the severity of the stain, it is still very possible to remove the stain completely, however. On the pH scale, usually between 3 and 4, juice stains are acidic and in order to remove an acidic spill the most effectively is to use an alkaline cleaner. Though it is recommended that use vinegar to remove a juice stain. Since vinegar is also acidic, this is less effective, however, and you will have more success with ammonia. Combine 1 part ammonia to 8 parts water in a squirt bottle. Blot the solution onto the stain using a white rag. Be sure to avoid pouring the solution into the carpet to leave as little ammonia in the carpet as possible. Until you can no longer get any more of the stain out, continue to blot the stain with a rag soaked. Make a paste of mixing 1 part baking soda to 3 parts water if there is still a residual stain and blanket the paste over the surface. Vacuum the baking soda which should remove some of the color once the area is dry. Repeat until the stain is completely removed.
Caution: Never use ammonia on wool carpet or other delicate fabrics like oriental rugs. Test the solution in a small inconspicuous area first before you begin the process.
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