Commonly used as key ingredients in meat preparation and the final topping in many dishes, summertime frequently results in summer BBQs where barbeque sauce is floating. Many homeowners will inevitably find a spill or smudge on the upholstery or carpet from saturated fingers and drops as the barbeque sauce is made ready. The sooner the BBQ sauce is cleaned up, like most substances, the easier it is to remove. To help you remove the BBQ sauce stains and spots from your upholstery and carpets, we at Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning would like to offer a method.
How to Remove Barbecue Sauce Stains on Carpet & Upholstery?
1) Remove the dense excess. Armed with a spoon, spatula, or another blunt tool, as well as plain white paper towels, scrape off the excess sauce and wipe it onto the paper towel. Once the bulk of the BBQ sauce is carefully removed, gently blot out the remaining moisture with a clean, white paper towel. Once you can no longer get any more sauce to transfer to the paper towel, you can move on to the next step.
2) Ready the solution. In 2 cups of warm water mix in 2 teaspoons of dishwashing detergent if the area requires further treatment. Starting on the outer rim of the stain and work your way towards the center, use a cloth dipped in the solution to remove the BBQ sauce. Scrubbing and rubbing can cause the barbeque sauce to spread, instead, only blot. To prevent oversaturating the area, use dry paper towels or cloth to blot excess moisture in between solution application. Use a fresh corner as the older corners are overwhelmed with sauce and once the rag is over encumbered, rinse it out under the tap before dipping it into the solution.
3) The treated area needs a rinse. You will need to rinse clean the residual cleaner from the upholstery or carpet after you are satisfied with BBQ sauce removal. Dirt will instantly attract the soapy residue, leading to unsightly brown spot manifestations. Use a water-damp cloth to blot away the soapy residues. Expedite the drying process with fans if possible after you used a dry towel to absorb all the lingering moisture you can. Once dry, vacuum the area well.
4) Dried, older stains. A problem that can be presented is finding the stain later. With the help of an oxygen-based bleach and cool water following package directions and that is safe on upholstery and carpet, to remove old barbeque stains. The edges of the stain and worked towards the center should be how you treat the area with the solution. Avoid oversaturating and blot with a dry rag in between application of necessary. Before blotting, allow the solution to soak in for 30 minutes or so. Rinse the area well, let dry and vacuum. Contact a professional for treatment if the upholstery is vintage.
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Any cleaning solution, store-bought or homemade, should be tested as a patch test to ensure the color fades or the integrity compromised of your upholstery or carpet. Barbecue stains can be difficult to fully remove, the above steps prove to only fade the area and requires more attention, call Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning and let us take care of the stain quickly and efficiently.