Soda spills can be a real pain to clean up, especially if they happen on your carpet. In this post, we’ll show you how to get soda stains and residue off your carpet quickly and easily. Just follow these easy steps.

Getting Soda Spills Off Your Carpet

Blot 

Using a clean cloth, blot the area to remove as much liquid as possible from the carpet. If the stain has occurred on a flattened or matted carpet, use a carpet rake to widen the spaces between the carpet fibers. Much like a leaf rake, its wide-spaced tines work like a wide-bristled brush to open the spaces between the carpet fibers. Source: TheSpruce

Clean

White vinegar and liquid dish soap team up to remove soda stains and residue from carpet fibers. Mix one tablespoon each of vinegar and dish soap into two cups of warm water. Dab the solution over the soda spill after blotting up as much soda as possible with a white absorbent cloth. After 15 minutes or so, pat the area dry with another white cloth. If the stain is still visible, mix one part vinegar with two parts lukewarm water, dip a white cloth into it and place the cloth atop the stain. Set a heavy object atop it such as a glass baking dish, removing it after 15 minutes. Source: Hunker

Rinse

Always use cold water to rinse thoroughly any product used on the carpet once your treatment is complete.

Take care to blot the water from your carpet, drying as much of it as possible by hand. There is no need to rub the water into the carpet or scrub the area. This risks damage to your carpet.

Once you have rinsed the area and dried as much of it as possible by hand, point a fan on a low setting toward the spot, as this helps to dry the area more quickly, reaching down deep within the fibers to help avoid the growth of mold or mildew.

Then, once your carpet is thoroughly dry, run your vacuum cleaner over the area to restore your carpet’s natural fluff and uniformity. Source: HomeStratosphere

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