Easy Tips to Remove Coffee Stains from Carpet

Coffee spills happen, and you should not get discouraged just because you have accidentally spilled your cup of coffee onto the carpet. With prompt and proper intervention, the coffee spill will vanish just as quickly as it has occurred. Do not leave the cleaning task for later, as this way the spill will dry and set into the carpet fibers, making it much more difficult to remove.
To make your job easier, it is essential to absorb any freshly occurred coffee spills immediately with paper towels. Otherwise, the spill will spread further and soak deep into the carpet. Press the paper towels onto the affected area, and try to absorb as much coffee as possible before proceeding further with the cleaning. Sprinkle some table salt onto the stained area to absorb any liquid that has seeped deep into the carpet.
If the coffee stain has already dried, saturate a clean cloth with cold water, and blot up the stain by putting some pressure to get to the deepest layer of the coffee stain. While blotting the stain, rinse the cloth with cold water when gets soiled. Do not apply too much water to the carpet, as the water can damage the padding and the subfloor under your carpet.
To remove the coffee stain completely, a cleaning solution is required. You can purchase it from your local supermarket, or make your own natural cleaner. Acton cleaners suggest a solution of ¼ cup of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of dish-washing soap and 2 cups of lukewarm water. Dip a sponge into the solution, and rub the stain gently, starting at the outer edge of the stain and working your way in. Keep rubbing until the coffee stain is completely removed, then use a wet rag with cold water to rinse the carpet. Finally, dry the area by pressing a white cloth onto the carpet for several minutes, and let the area air dry.
Never use harsh carpet cleaners, containing bleach or ammonia, as they may discolour your carpet. If you have doubt about any cleaning solution, you’d better consult with carpet cleaning Acton team to avoid damaging your carpet.


August 2, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning

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