Kids Spill Juice And Soda? 2 Tricks You Can Use To Clean The Stains Off Your Carpets

Did your kids spill juice and soda on the carpet that has dried into the fibers? If they did, you're going to have to work fast to get rid of the stains. Here are two simple tricks you can use to get rid of the stubborn stains.

Make Quick Work of Red Juice Stains

Red juice can be a real pain, especially when it's had time to dry. You're going to need a cleaning trick that will get down deep into the carpet fibers. For this solution, you'll need to get the stain wet before you can begin cleaning. Simply fill a bottle with warm water and thoroughly saturate the area. After about 5 minutes you'll be able to start cleaning.

Begin by blotting the stain with a clean paper towel. Remove as much of the moisture as possible. Spray the area again and blot with a clean paper towel. Now you're ready to clean. Add ¾ cup of vinegar and 3 tablespoons of liquid detergent to your spray bottle. Spray the cleaning solution directly on the stain and allow it to sit for about 15 minutes. Blot the area with clean paper towels. Rinse with fresh water and blot dry. You can repeat the process if the stains are still visible once the carpet is dry.

Get Rid Of Those Soda Stains

Dark sodas can leave unsightly stains on your carpeting. Even if you clean them up with water, the brown stains can return as soon as the carpet dries. For those stains, you're going to need a little extra power to get your carpets really clean. If the stain is thoroughly dried, you'll need to moisten the area. Simply spray the stain with a generous amount of warm water and blot the area with clean paper towels.

Place 1 teaspoon of non-bleach liquid detergent and 1 teaspoon of warm water in a small bowl. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of vinegar with 2 cups of warm water. Take a clean cloth and dip it into the soap detergent mixture. Gently wipe the detergent solution onto the stain and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes.

Blot the area with a clean cloth to remove as much of the detergent as possible. Next, dip a clean cloth into the vinegar solution and wipe the stain. Be sure to saturate the area with the vinegar solution. Leave the solution on the stain for about 15 minutes. Blot the area with another clean cloth. Repeat if necessary.

Dried stains can be tough, but with these simple solutions you can get your carpets looking brand new again. However, if you have a truly horrible stain, or maybe many of them, you might call a service like Doug's Rug Spa for help.