Spills do happen, especially when you have clumsy tendencies. Though you do everything you can to keep the carpets vibrant and plush, unsightly blemishes still occur. A very common spill is milk; as it is a popular drink or ingredient, such as for cereal and other foods, among adults and children alike. Because of the frequent use of milk, it is a highly likely people will experience this mess on their carpets. Despite it not being dark, like say red wine, it can still develop a stain if not properly treated, and worse, odors can form quite quickly. In most instances, if you treat the spill quickly with household ingredients, you can easily remove the milk and any potential stains and odors. Below are a few methods you can use on your Southern California carpets to remove milk that we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to take the opportunity to share with you today.
 

Do a Cleaning Patch Test First

Important Note: To ensure the carpet is cohesive to the solution, whether it is one below or a commercial product, you want to perform a patch test in an inconspicuous area to prevent any potential color fading or becoming discolored and avoiding fibers from being damaged.
 

How to Clean Dried Milk Out of Carpet – 1st Method

1) With heavy pressure and using a paper towel or clean cloth or towel, sop up the excess milk with a blotting or patting technique.
2) Mixing together 1 tbsp of liquid dishwashing soap and 2 cups of warm water in your choice of bowl, bucket, or squirt bottle, use the prepared solution to dampen a cloth. Repeat until it is removed.
3) In the event the milk is a stain and requires more potency, use diluted ammonia; mixing 2 cups of warm water and 1 tbsp of ammonia. Treat a fresh cloth with the solution and blot up the tough milk.
4) No matter which solution or both used, be sure to use a water-damp cloth to rinse the solution residue away.
5) Once the milk and residues are rinsed, follow up with a clean towel to blot up as much moisture as possible.
 

Spilled Milk on Carpet Removal – 2nd Method

1) Promptly use a paper towel or rag to blot up the excess milk.
2) After the excess is sopped up, use a water-damp cloth to pat the milk out.
3) With the affected area still damp, generously sprinkle baking soda, or corn starch will work in a pinch. Wait for about 30 minutes to let the baking soda or corn starch absorb the remaining milk. Keep in mind baking soda the baking soda will draw up moisture and destroy any odor molecules that might have been created.
 

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Milk, especially once it has time to dry into the carpets, can be a challenge to remove and it will develop bacteria and odors as well. With Carpet Care 2000, we can remove the milk stains, eliminate any developing odors, and sanitize the area by destroying any growing bacteria. If you are having difficulties or simply want to ensure efficiency, call us today for a comprehensive carpet cleaning!