As the cooler temperatures move in, the days grow shorter, avid coffee drinkers have a tendency to reach for the warm soothing and stimulating cup of a fresh brew. Whether you like a cup or two, or three to get you started in the morning, or sip on the delicious beverage all day, the likelihood of the cup landing on your carpets is very possible. When the incident occurs, try to maintain your cool, and respond immediately, even if you are in a rush. Leaving coffee spills on your carpets for any duration of time can make it a challenge to remove later, especially the odors involved as well. With that in mind, we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to list some tips and advice on how to remove the coffee stain from your carpet.
Coffee Stain Removal Tips
1) Blot the wet coffee spill immediately. Grab a clean cloth or a paper towel and blot up as much of the moisture as possible. Begin blotting from the exterior of the spot and work your way inward to contain the stain from spreading out. If the stain is recently discovered and is now dry, moderately spray some water onto the spot, and blot as if it was fresh.
2) Create a homemade cleaner and apply. In a squirt bottle or preferred container, combine 1 tsp of white vinegar, 1 tsp of liquid dish soap, with 2 cups warm water; do not use hot water. With a fresh cloth, sponge the mixture onto the stain, or lightly the mist the stain as you blot in between applications with a 2nd dry cloth. Repeat until stain has dissolved.
3) Avoid scrubbing and rubbing. When treating any carpet stain, especially coffee, you should never attack the spot and attempt to treat it by rubbing and scrubbing. Using this tactic will only push the coffee down deeper into the carpet padding and help the fibers absorb more coffee. If you are trying to rub the solution more thoroughly into the fibers, use your fingers and use minimal pressure.
4) Persistent stain remover. If the stain only lightens, but refuses to be removed, you can try combining baking soda and water; only add a few drops at a time because you want a paste, about the consistency of toothpaste. Following the preparations, apply the mixture to the stain and let it dry. After it is completely dry, vacuum the concoction and the stain and any lingering odors should be removed.
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Coffee is one of the most difficult stains to remove, especially if it is an older stain. Not only is the stain gruesome, but the odors, especially when milk was added to the coffee can be particularly pungent. If you are having difficulty removing an old coffee stain, or even a fresh one, call in the professionals. Carpet Care 2000 has the powerful extracting equipment and strong detergent that are safe on carpet but tough on stains along with highly experienced and skilled technicians to remove the coffee stains from your carpet quickly and efficiently. Call Carpet Care 2000 today to remove the coffee stain or any other stain from your carpets.