It is inevitable that the carpets will suffer from spills. Whether you are a chronically clumsy or just has an off day, the carpets eventually suffer. Commonly spilled on carpets is milk as it is frequently drunk by adults and kids alike as well as frequently used in cereal and other foods. Milk is one of the common stains on carpets because of its commonality, and though it is not as scary looking as red wine, it can be worse if not immediately cleaned. With the help of household ingredients, you can usually remove the milk and any potential stains and odors in most instances. We at Carpet Care 2000 would like to take the opportunity to share a few options to remove milk stains from your carpets.
Caution: No matter if you utilize one of our methods below or a commercial product, you are going to want to conduct patch test in an inconspicuous area to ensure the carpets are not compromised.
Get Dried Milk Out of Carpet with Mild Dish Soap / Diluted Ammonia
1) Absorb the excess milk with a blotting or patting technique with heavy pressure using a clean cloth, paper towel, or towel.
2) In your preferred container, mix 2 cups of warm water and 1 tbsp of liquid dishwashing soap. Dampen a clean cloth with the solution and blot the milk area. Repeat application and blotting as necessary until milk is removed.
3) Diluted ammonia can also effectively remove milk stains that needs more potency. In your choice of container, combine 2 cups of warm water and 1 tbsp of ammonia. Use the solution to treat a cloth and blot the residual milk stain.
4) Whether you were successful with the mild soap solution or needed to use the diluted ammonia, rinse the carpet with a fresh, water damp cloth well.
5) After the area is fully treated, be sure to dry the area thoroughly with a clean, dry towel.
Baking Soda to Clean Spilled Milk Out of Carpet
1) The excessive milk needs to be removed immediately by blotting with a dry towel or paper towel.
2) To blot the milk out, once the excess is removed, use a water-damp cloth.
3) Though corn starch can be effective in a pinch, baking soda is more ideal. With the carpet still damp, sprinkle baking soda or corn starch generously. Allow 30 minutes to let the baking soda dry. During the drying process it will extract the milk and neutralize odors. Once dry, vacuum the area well.
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Since milk is susceptible to rapid bacteria growth, it can be a problem for your carpets and even challenging to remove. Eliminate any developing odors and sanitize the area by destroying any growing bacteria with the assistance of Carpet Care 2000 and our experts will get the job done right. Call us today for a comprehensive carpet cleaning if you are having difficulties or simply want to ensure efficiency. Our qualified technicians are readily available to effectively clean, sanitize, and deodorize your Southern California home’s carpets. We use advanced equipment and premium products.