Dealing with the Juice Spilled on Your Carpet
Removing the juice stain on your carpet could be a daunting task, yet following these steps would give you the greatest chance of getting rid of the stain alone without having to get help from a professional:
Newly Spilled Juice
If the juice stain is new and still moist, the problem will be easier to resolve. One thing that you could do here is to remove as much liquid from your carpet as you could. Using a shopvac will be helpful but you may also soak up the juice with the paper towels when shopvac is unavailable. When you are already done in removing more of the spill, pour some cold water on the spill for diluting the liquid. Repeat eliminating the diluted liquid using paper towels or shopvac. Continue the step until the stain is gone.
This time, in case that the stain is still moist and comes with a noticeable stain residue, wrap the area with salt and allow it to dry overnight. When dried, vacuum the salt that must have absorbed the remaining color of the liquid. When there is a stain lingering, you may follow these steps to complete the elimination of the stain:
Stain From a Past Juice Spill
The stain that was there for quite a long time is a bit more difficult to eradicate. But, the stain can still be removed based on your carpet’s condition and how severe the stain was. Juice stain is acidic and the most useful way of eliminating this kind of spill is to make use of an alkaline cleaner. It’s best to make use of vinegar for removing the stain yet might be less effective considering that vinegar is acidic as well. You could have much better results when you use ammonia.
Mix one part ammonia to eight parts water, then mix these two ingredients to come up with a solution. Using a white, pain rag soaked in this solution, and you start blotting the stain but do not rub so that it would not fray and cause damage to the fibers of your carpet. Also, you should not pour the solution on the carpet to leave some amount of ammonia on it. Continue blotting the stain using the rag that you soaked in ammonia until the stain has been completely removed.
When there’s still a stain left on the carpet, you can combine a paste of one part baking soda with three parts water. Cover the spill completely using the paste while working gently on it. When it is already dry, vacuum the baking soda and it must remove the color of the spilled liquid. Repeat the process until that you did not see the color visible on the carpet.
When you are done, wash away the surface using cold water and then extract the fluid with paper towels or a shovac. Repeat this step until the stain is completely gone. Cover the surface with a pile of paper towels then put a heavy object on top of it. Allow the surface to dry and vacuum thoroughly.
Note: Never use ammonia on wool carpets or other sensitive forms of cloths like oriental rugs. Test the solution first before applying.
In case that you still have a problem after following these steps, never hesitate to ask some help from a professional.
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