Get Rid of Carpet Stains after the Big Game

Last Sunday, millions of people gathered together to watch the big game and cheer on their favorite team.

With all of the shouting, jumping, mingling, eating, and drinking that can happen during a football game, you probably found some stains on your carpeted floors after the fact. No matter what type of stain surfaced, you can handle it with the right cleaning methods.

For the toughest of stains such as red-based sauces and sodas, here is a guide to removing the stain:

Obviously, it is best to clean up a stain right after it happens, but when your house is crowded and the championship football game is on TV, it can be impossible to monitor your carpet.

If you can, blot the stain to soak up any excessive liquid right when the stain happens. You can use a soft cloth to do this.

Next, you will want to mix a ¼ teaspoon of liquid laundry detergent with ½ a cup of water. Pour this mixture on top of the stain followed by cold water. Blot the stained area with a new cloth that is clean and dry and allow the area to dry thoroughly.

A good vacuum can be the last step in removing a stubborn stain.

A vacuum should pick up any leftover stain residue. If your carpet fibers suffered from the stain, a good vacuum will help to fluff the carpet again.

If you are finding that the laundry detergent is not working, you can switch to distilled white vinegar.

Vinegar has a lot of benefits, and one of them is functioning as a great carpet stain remover.

You will want to pour enough vinegar on the stain to cover the entire stains surface. Follow with some warm water and blot the stain with a dry cloth and let it dry. You can also vacuum over the spot once it is dried.

If you find a stain several days later, you should combine clear dish soap along with white vinegar and warm water, and use a clean cloth blot until the liquid over the stain until it is absorbed. Sprinkle some baking soda on the stain afterwards and scrub and sponge. The stain should come up!

If you still can’t remove the stain and are noticing several stains that you haven’t noticed before, this it might be time to replace your carpet.

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