Milk stains on your carpets don’t just leave carpet discolored, but if not cleaned properly, it can begin to emit nasty odors and your home will reek of spoiled milk. For those who face this crisis, Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning will share how you can get milk, the stain and its odor out of your carpets. For those who constantly battle spilled milk from little ones, here are a few methods for cleaning the milk out of carpets.
Absorbing Spilt Milk
When milk first spills, just like all stains, it is best to clean up the spill right away. When a spill occurs begin by placing some paper towels over the spill and press down gently. Leave the paper towels on top of the milk to begin absorbing up some of the milk. However you can also use cornstarch. Cover the spill with cornstarch for 30 minutes then vacuum it up. While the paper towels are doing their job, go and mix together 2 cups of warm water with one teaspoon of liquid dish soap. Next, soak a white cloth into the mixture then wring out the cloth until it is damp. Place the damp cloth over the spill and press down on the stain. More milk should be absorbed into the damp cloth. Rinse the cloth out again, wring it out, and then blot at the stain until the stain is gone.
Cleaning Solution to Remove Milk Stains from Carpet
Another method used to clean milk stains is to mix 2 cups of warm water with 1 tablespoon of ammonia. Using a sponge, blot at the milk stain. The ammonia will remove milk stains with ease. However, keep in mind ammonia can discolor some types of carpet fibers. Make sure you test the mix in a discrete area first to see how your carpet dyes react to the ammonia. After cleaning with ammonia, use fresh water and blot at the area again to help rinse out the ammonia. Use the ammonia only after trying the liquid dish soap method first.
How to Get Milk Smells Out of Carpet
After the stain has been cleaned and has had time to dry, sprinkle baking soda over the area to help absorb any odors left in the carpet. After the baking soda has had time to absorb the odor, vacuum it up with a vacuum cleaner. Use can also use dried coffee ground to absorb the odor instead of baking soda if you wish. Both work great to remove milk odors from out of carpets. If milk odors persist you can also remove the odor using vinegar. Put half vinegar and half water into a spray bottle and spray on the affect areas. Allow the vinegar to soak deep into the carpet to help break down and kill the bacteria that are left behind from the milk. Make sure you use white wine vinegar to prevent any discoloring and the need to clean another stain. There isn’t any need to remove the vinegar once you’ve sprayed it on the stain area. Let the vinegar break the bacteria down and remove the odor. The smell from the vinegar will dissipate after a few days so don’t worry about trying to remove the vinegar odor afterwards.
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