Especially when you have clumsy tendencies, spills can happen. Unsightly blemishes still occur, even if you do everything you can to keep the carpets vibrant and plush. Among adults and children alike, milk is popular drink or ingredient, such as for cereal and other foods since milk is a very common spill. It can still develop a stain if not properly treated, and worse, odors can form quite quickly, despite it not being dark, like say red wine. You can easily remove the milk and any potential stains and odors if you treat the spill quickly with household ingredients in most cases. We at Carpet Care 2000 would like to take the opportunity to share with you today a few methods you can use on your Southern California carpets.
Important: 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 no matter if it is one below or a commercial product, to ensure the carpet is cohesive to the solution.
Dishwashing Liquid Method to Clean Milk Out of Carpet
1) With a blotting or patting technique using heavy pressure and using a paper towel or clean cloth or towel, sop up the excess milk.
2) Using the prepared solution to dampen a cloth, mix together 1 tbsp of liquid dishwashing soap and 2 cups of warm water in your choice of bowl, bucket, or squirt bottle. Until it is removed, repeat the steps.
3) Use diluted ammonia in the event the milk is a stain and requires more potency. Combine 2 cups of warm water and 1 Tbsp of ammonia. Blot up the tough milk and treat a fresh cloth with the solution.
4) Make certain to use a water-damp cloth to rinse the solution residue away, no matter which solution or both used.
5) Follow up with a clean towel to blot up as much moisture as possible after the milk and residues are rinsed.
Baking Soda Method to Clean Spilled Milk from Carpet Floors
1) To blot up the excess milk immediately use a paper towel or rag.
2) Use a water-damp cloth to pat the milk out following the excess is sopped up.
3) Generously sprinkle baking soda, or corn starch will work in a pinch with the affected area still damp. To absorb the remaining milk, wait for about 30 minutes to let the baking soda or corn starch. The baking soda will draw up moisture and destroy any odor molecules that might have been created.
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Especially once it has time to dry into the carpets, milk can be a challenge to remove and it will develop bacteria and odors as well. To eliminate any developing odors, and sanitize the area by destroying any growing bacteria, call Carpet Care 2000, to remove the milk stains. Contact us today for a comprehensive carpet cleaning should you be having difficulties or simply want to ensure efficiency.