When you get hot sauce on your carpets it is important to react quickly to get the stain out. Since most hot sauce is most made from red tomatoes, the natural coloring can become difficult to get out of the carpet completely. However, Carpet Care 2000 will share a few methods on how to get hot sauce stains out of your carpet using regular household mixtures.
Treat Hot Sauce Stains with Vinegar & Water
Once you have first discovered the stain caused by hot sauce, quickly get a clean cloth or paper towel and press firmly on top of the stain. Using the fresh cloth or paper towel, place it of the stain and press down on top of the stain by standing on it. The cloth or paper will help draw out a major portion of the hot sauce that was spilled on the carpet. Using a spray bottle, mix together an equal quantity of water and white wine vinegar. Spray the stain with the mixture. The vinegar will help break up the hot sauce left behind after you blotted up as much of the stain as possible. Once again use a clean cloth or, if available, a clean spot of your cloth or paper towel. Press down firmly with your hand or even by standing on top of it. Then continue to spray the vinegar water mixture on the stain and blot until the stain is dissolved. Avoid using dirty parts of the clean cloth to prevent the stain from spreading. Make sure you use a white cleaning cloth throughout the process. The vinegar can loosen the dye in cloth and spread the dye into the carpet.
How to Remove Liquid Dish Soap & Water
This next method uses regular liquid dish soap which is a common cleaner in almost every home. Again, as soon as the hot sauce stain occurs, or is discovered, you will want to rush to remove the stain. Using the same method as before, take a clean white cloth or paper towel and begin pressing firmly on the stain to begin lifting the hot sauce out of the carpet. Continue blotting at the hot sauce until most of the hot sauce is completely out. In a bowl or cleaning bucket, mix together one tablespoon of liquid dish soap and two cups of warm water. Use a clean cloth or sponge and dip it into the mixture and apply the mixture with continuous pressure to help damp and loosen up the hot sauce. Continue applying the mixture and blot at the stain until it dissolves. Once the stain is gone you will want to rinse the area with clean water. Dip and clean the cloth in the water and blot at the affected area to remove all of the soap. Let the carpet dry and vacuum the area to restore the carpet’s pile.
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It is important to react quickly to completely remove the stain. These methods will work on most tomato based items such as salsa, taco sauce, pasta, and pizza sauce. If you find you can’t get the entire stain out of your carpet, or you need your carpet deep cleaned, contact Carpet Care 2000 today.