Finding it hard to remove soft drinks and coffee stains on your carpet? Read on to learn of carpet cleaning tips that’ll help you do just that.
Being able to properly clean your carpet is very important. Even more important is being able to remove coffee and soft drinks stains from your carpet. Why? Well, it helps in ensuring that your carpet maintains its glow over a prolonged period of time. Furthermore, it enhances the carpet’s durability and making it look like it’s still new.
Unfortunately, not many people know how to properly remove soft drinks and coffee stains from carpets. It is with this that we’ve decided to share with you this carpet cleaning tips post. It is our hope that upon reading this, you’ll be able to effectively remove coffee and soft drink stains from your carpet.
Before we jump into our carpet cleaning tips, below are things you’ll need to properly remove soft drinks and coffee stains;
- Water (Soda & Warm Water)
- Dishwashing Liquid
- Clean White Cloths or Paper Towels
- Carpet Cleaner
- Vacuum Cleaner
Having touched on the supplies you’ll need to properly clean your carpet, it’s time to focus on our carpet cleaning tips.
Step 1: Bloat Up The Area
The first thing you need to is bloat up the soft drink or coffee stain quickly and as much as possible. For this, you can use a clean white cloth or a paper towel. Just place it where the stain is and try and remove as much of the liquid as possible. It is important to make sure that the soft drink or coffee stain doesn’t spread. Therefore, when bloating up the stain, always ensure that you work from outside coming to the centre.
Also, make sure that you don’t press too hard with your clean white cloth or paper towel. If you happen to do so, it will result in you pushing the soft drink stain deeper into your carpet fabric. Furthermore, you shouldn’t scrub the coffee or soft drink stain as this will only help spread it even further.
Step 2: Partially Drying The Stain Area
Once you’ve bloated the stain, the next step is removing it slowly using soda or warm water. For this step as you can tell, you’ll need again the clean white cloths. Note that we’ve not mentioned paper towels? In case you are wondering why, well it’s because they won’t hold up a huge amount of water properly. For this step, simply take soda water or warm water and pour it onto a clean white cloth.
Once you’ve done this, take the soaked clean white cloth and dab it at the area where the stain is. While working on the coffee or soft drink stain, make sure you don’t rub or scrub at the carpet.
This might result in you spreading it more thus making things worse. Simply place the clean white cloth on top of the stain and let it soak in the coffee or soft drink stain for a few minutes. Keep doing this until the stain colour is completely transferred to the white cloth. Once you’ve confirmed this, you are ready to proceed to the next step.
Step 3: Apply Detergent Mixture
For this step, you’ll need to mix your dishwashing liquid detergent with water. Make sure to get the measurements correct for you to have a good potent mixture. Once you’ve done this, take your mixture of dishwashing liquid detergent and water and pour it on the soft drink or coffee stain. The reason for doing this is to make the stained area blotted. Once you’ve managed to do this, use a clean cloth or a sponge to dry up the area. Before proceeding, make sure that the blotted area is completely dry.
There is also an option of using a sponge to bloat up the coffee or soft drink stain area. This is useful for those who know they’ll have an issue blotting the stained area freely or directly. Simply, take your sponge, deep into the dishwashing liquid detergent and water mixture and wet the area. Once you’ve done this, carry on as if you have blotted the area normally.
Something we haven’t mention about this step is its importance. So why is it important? Well, it helps remove sugar residue from the carpet.
Step 4: Vacuum The Carpet Stain Area
The next and last step is drying the area where the soft drink or coffee stain is. For this, there are two things that you’ll need. These two are a carpet and a vacuum cleaner. It is important to speed dry the stained area as it helps ensure that there are no secondary issues resulting as a result of the stain. This includes issues such as watermarking.
Once you’ve completed the 4th step, it’s time to vacuum the stained area. For this, you’ll need a vacuum cleaner. It is important to use a vacuum cleaner once the stained area is completely dry. If this is the case, proceed to thoroughly vacuum the affected area. This helps in sucking away dry bits of stain residues. Furthermore, it helps fluff your carpet’s fibres making them look like their normal self.
Additional Carpet Cleaning Tips
In the event that you’ve used laundry detergent and you are not getting the desired result, consider diluting white vinegar with water. This is more so applicable when dealing with coffee stains. Be careful with the measurement in order for you not to create a strong mixture. Once you’ve done this, carry on with the steps/tips shared above.
If after going through all this and still the stain persist, it is time to bring in the carpet stain remover. With carpet stain removers different makes have different sets of instructions that direct one on how to use it. Therefore, it is advised to follow the instructions and also be cautious of using too much cleaner. Using excess cleaner can lead to a variety of negatives including attracting dirt to the stained area in future.
Follow these carpet cleaning tips and your soft drink and coffee stain will be gone in no time. If you are dealing with an old stain it is advised to seek expert advice from companies like Expert Carpet Cleaning. Dial the following number 0418 957 690 to get in touch with an Expert Carpet Cleaning representative.