Despite your best efforts every home has the capacity to become the victim of an accidental carpet spill especially if you have younger children or pets. Juice stains can be particularly bothersome and often require the skills of a carpet cleaning professional. According to the knowledgeable experts at Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning a quick response time can make a world of difference to the amount of damage a juice stain can inflict upon your carpets and rugs before a professional stain removal or carpet cleaning service can be performed.
How to Treat & Remove Juice Carpet Stains at Home
Time is of the essence when it comes to cleaning up after spilled juice. One of the most important things to remember is to blot the liquid up before it has a chance to soak into the carpet fibers. Grape juice, tomato juice and cranberry juice can be difficult to remove before a stain begins to set in. The supplies you need are:
• 1 teaspoon mild detergent mixed with 1 teaspoon white vinegar and 1 quart cold water
• Clean cloths preferably white
• Spray bottle for detergent/vinegar mixture
• Extra spray bottle filled with plain water
• Hydrogen peroxide
How to Remove Old Juice Stains from Carpet
The first thing that you will need to do is blot up as much of the stain as you can with a clean white cloth. Resist the urge to scrub as this can damage the carpet fibers. Work your way from the outside of the stain towards the middle to stop the stain from spreading. Secondly, moisten a cloth with your detergent/vinegar mixture and lay it over the stain. Gently press with a clean cloth that has been folded to allow the cleaning solution to work its way into the carpet without causing damage. Repeat as needed with a clean cloth until the stain is absorbed.
How to Get Dried Cranberry Juice Out of Carpet
For cranberry juice stains treat with the above method using hydrogen peroxide instead of the detergent/vinegar solution. Blot with a clean white cloth before spaying with clean water. Blot and spray as necessary until the stain is lifted. Cover with a clean cloth and place a heavy weight on top and leave undisturbed to absorb any remaining liquids. Remove weight and allow the entire area to air dry. Once the carpet is completely dry vacuum to ensure the texture of the carpet pile is fully restored.
Additional Stain Removal Tips and Ideas
Always use cool water to rinse stains between treatments. Warm water will allow the stain to set and make it much more difficult for you to remove. Never use laundry detergent or automatic dishwashing detergents to remove stains, doing so can damage the carpet fibers. The same applies to bleach or ammonia solutions especially if your carpets are made from wool or other natural fibers. Never attempt to clean your Antique or Oriental rugs especially those made from silk, these are best left to your professional Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning specialist who has the skill to ensure that your rug is not damaged during the stain removal process.
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For more information regarding professional carpet, rug, upholstery, and stain removal cleaning services for your San Diego home or business, contact the knowledgeable experts at Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning today.