Whenever there is a stain with a bad odor accompanying it, many people will advise you to sprinkle baking soda on the stain. Others will also say to sprinkle baking soda all over your carpet to eliminate bad odors and bacteria. Where all of these uses for baking are actually good and do work wonders when it comes to removing nasty odors, sometimes it can be harder to remove the baking soda once it’s completed its job, than you may realize. If other fluids mixed with the baking soda, it can also cause a stain. For those areas where the baking soda is being a bit stubborn to remove, Carpet Care 2000 will share a few different methods on how to remove baking soda and baking soda stains out of carpet.
Vinegar Can Help Remove Baking Soda Stains on Carpet
In this first method, you will want to start by mixing in a bowl 3 parts water to 1 part vinegar. Next you will want to use a fresh sponge and soak it into the mixture. With the sponge fully saturated put the sponge over the baking soda stain. You should see some bubbling or fizzing as this is a common reaction when vinegar and baking soda meet. After the fizzing begins to recede, take a dry white towel or white paper towel and apply gentle pressure on the damp area to help absorb the moisture out of the carpet. You may need to repeat these steps a few times to fully remove the baking soda out of the carpet. After the carpet has had time to dry, you can vacuum the carpet to help freshen the carpet’s pile.
Vacuum to Remove Baking Soda from Carpet
Another way to deal with baking soda is to first vacuum the area with baking soda. Make sure you vacuum in different directions to suck up as much of the baking soda as possible. You may need a scrub brush to help loosen the baking soda that is deep inside the carpet while you vacuum it up. Some may even use a bristled vacuum attachment to achieve this same goal. After vacuuming the baking soda, apply a damp cloth over the affected area to help break down the rest of the baking soda.
Steam Carpet Cleaning to Remove Baking Soda Stains
If none of these methods work for you, you can rent (if you don’t own) a steam carpet cleaning machine. Mix warm water with vinegar the same as before, with 3 parts water and 1 part vinegar and put into the steamer. The steamer should be able to penetrate deeper into the carpet dissolving the baking soda out of the carpet. However, make sure to vacuum thoroughly before you begin using the streamer. Make sure to rinse your carpets afterwards. You can use the steamer again, but use room temperature water to rinse the carpets.
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These are some basic methods to remove stubborn baking soda stains and powder from out of your carpets. However, if you need your carpet professionally cleaned, Carpet Care 2000 comes with powerful carpet cleaning equipment that can deep clean and extract dirt, stains and even stubborn baking soda. Carpet Care 2000 provides many valuable services to help improve your home. Contact us to schedule an appointment to help clean your home’s flooring today!