Juice stains can be tough to deal with since they’re often brightly colored. And it’s easy for a child with underdeveloped motor skills to accidentally spill a bunch of it. It’s also pretty easy for an adult with fully developed motor skills to accidentally drop a glass or knock something over and end up with a juice stain.
Fortunately, you don’t need to sit with that juice stain. Here are a few ways to deal with it. The ideas range from DIY options and professional cleaning services.
Detergent isn’t just effective on dishes – it can deal with almost every stain you can get. Blot up any wet juice and mix a tablespoon of detergent with two cups of warm water. Blot this solution over the juice stain and let it sit for a few moments. Blot any remaining residue and see if you’ve taken care of the mess sufficiently. If not, you may need to do this a few times.
You can also buy carpet shampoo if the detergent isn’t strong enough. This stuff was specifically designed to get deep-set stains out of your Inglewood home’s carpets, so it should work well.
All you need to do is apply the shampoo over the stain and wait for it to set. Try waiting around thirty minutes before coming back. After the right amount of time has passed, vacuum what’s left of the carpet shampoo.
If you need something more powerful, you can use white vinegar diluted in water. Test it first on a small area of the carpet to ensure it won’t cause any damage, and be sure to blot up any wet juice still on the stain.
Make a solution of one part water and one part vinegar, and carefully blot or spray it over the mess. Be careful not to rub it in, as this could spread the stain. Let it sit for a moment, and then blot everything back up.
Another common but strong cleaning chemical is hydrogen peroxide. Again, test your solution on a small area before using it.
Get 3% hydrogen peroxide and apply it to the stain. Let it sit for one hour before cleaning up what’s left of the solution. After this wait time, the mess should have significantly improved.
Ammonia is another strong cleaning chemical. There are a few safety precautions you must take before applying it to any carpet, though.
Never apply ammonia to a wool carpet. Always ensure there’s no bleach coming into contact with the ammonia – make sure you previously used bleach-free detergents or shampoos. Check there’s no bleach in the container you’re using to mix the solution.
With that out of the way, mix one tablespoon of ammonia in two cups of warm water and apply this to the mess. After blotting for a while, the stain should begin to lift.
If none of the above are viable options, you can call in a professional Inglewood carpet cleaning service to steam clean your carpets]for you. These Inglewood experts know how to deal with carpet stains and have experience working in all kinds of cleaning services, so they’re more likely to know what to do than you.
Steam cleaning is an effective way to get any stain out of your carpet, so whenever you’re having trouble, call a carpet cleaning service.