Cleaning up common household food and beverage spills
The cleaning steps should be effective for most stains on synthetic carpet caused by spills.
You will need:
• Clean white cloths.
• 1/4 teaspoon of liquid dish washing detergent
per 1 cup warm water
How to clean your carpet after a spill:
Immediately scoop up as much of the spill as possible. Then blot, do not rub, area with clean white cloths to remove excess moisture. Use a wet/ dry vac if spill is large. Apply warm, not hot, water to stained area and blot with white cloths. Repeat until no stain is evident on towels. If stain remains on carpet, make a solution of 1/4 teaspoon liquid dish washing detergent to 1 cup warm water.
Using a clean white cloth, apply the solution to the stained area and let soak about five minutes. Rinse with clear warm water and blot to remove excess moisture. Repeat until all detergent is removed to avoid re-soiling. Absorb any remaining moisture with layers of white paper towels weighted with a non-staining glass or ceramic object. When carpet is dry, vacuum or brush the pile to restore texture. * Reappearing stains: After drying, if the stain reappears, it may be because some of the stain remained deep in the pile and wicked up to the surface. If so, repeat step 2.
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