It is a challenge to keep our carpets plush and vibrant all year long, no matter how careful we try to be. When people are busy or in a rush, or just have a case of the chronic clumsy talents, spills happen. Milk is one of the most common beverages that land on carpet. It is popular among adults and children of all ages. When the milk is spilt on the carpet, many may not panic too much, as they probably don’t think a white substance can’t really cause much harm. Where it is not likely to be obvious as red wine, it does need to be treated quickly. Removing the milk spot, especially when tended to promptly, can be easily done with a few ingredients found in an average household. Today, we at Eco Clean Carpet Cleaning would like to share how you can get the milk spill out of your control before sets into an odorous stain.
Note: No matter if you reach for a commercial carpet cleaner or opt to use one of the methods below, be sure to perform a patch test in an inconspicuous location to ensure it does not compromise the color or integrity of your carpet.
Removal of Spilled Milk on Carpet – Method # 1
1) Place a clean dry cloth, or paper towels on the spilled milk to sop up the excess moisture.
2) Combine 1 tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent with 2 cups of warm water and mix well in a squirt bottle or a bowl/bucket. Moisten a clean cloth with the solution and use the treat cloth to blot the milk spot. Continue blotting until the spot dissipates.
3) If the stain is too stubborn, you can use ammonia to finish removing the stain. Mix 2 cups of warm water with 1 tablespoon of ammonia.
4) Moisten a cloth with the ammonia solution and blot the spot clean.
5) No matter which solution was successful, be sure to follow up with a cloth damp from water only to rinse the cleaner residue from the surface.
6) Use a clean, dry towel to blot away the remaining moisture.
Method # 2 for How to Get Milk Stains Out of Carpet
1) Immediately blot the excess liquid with paper towels or a clean, dry cloth or towel.
2) Soak a cloth in pure, cold water and ring it out until it is damp and begin blotting the linger milk residue. Repeat until all the milk remnants is sopped up.
3) Sprinkle baking soda (corn starch will work too) over the affected area moderately. Let the baking soda sit for 30 minutes or longer to absorb the moisture and milk. Once it is fully dry, vacuum the particles. Baking soda should also neutralize any developing odors.
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If the stains are old and dry, simply dampen the area with water and apply any of the above methods. Should the spots present a challenge, call Eco Clean Carpet Cleaning today to effectively remove the stains, spots and underlying dirt and debris to ensure your carpets are safely cleaned. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!