Of the different types of things you can spill on your carpets and rugs, coffee is one of the most frustrating. Its dark colour can quickly stain any colour of carpeting, especially when it is a lighter shade. However, it is possible to remove most, if not all, of the stain if you act fast.
Blot the Coffee Spill Immediately
The best thing you can do when you have a coffee stain on your carpet is to get to it right away. If it is still wet and hasn't started to soak into the deep carpet fibers, you have a much better chance at completely removing the stain, instead of just lightening it. When you spill coffee, grab a dry and clean towel and begin dabbing it. If you don't want to stain one of your dish towels, good quality paper towels also work great.
Start to blot the coffee, instead of rubbing it into the carpet fibers. Continue blotting the wet areas, rotating the towel as needed so you don't transfer more coffee to the carpet. A good method to use is work from the outside first so you don't spread the stain around. Blot once more with just plain water and another dry towel.
Use Liquid Dish Soap
Whether you have gotten to the stain while it is wet or dry, you want to use regular dish soap next. Add a small amount of the dish soap to a water bottle filled with warm water. Give it a gentle shake, then spray the stain thoroughly with the soapy water. Now grab the soft side of a sponge and begin blotting it. This should help the sponge to not only clean the coffee liquid with the soap, but to start absorbing the stain. When you have removed as much of the coffee stain as you can, repeat the process but with just water to rinse away the soap from the carpet.
Try Adding Lemon Juice or Vinegar
When dish soap or water doesn't do the trick, it is time to use other cleaning products to remove the stain. If you have access to lemon juice, that is often the best method. Add some lemon juice to a spray bottle of warm water and repeat the previous step. Lemon juice is often enough to remove the remaining coffee that is on the carpet. You can also try using vinegar and water, along with a little more dish soap, to get rid of the coffee in the carpet fibers. For professional assistance, contact a company like Harper's Carpet Cleaners.Share
17 March 2016
Growing up, I was extremely close to my family. In fact, I lived with my parents and my sister until I married my husband eleven years ago. Unfortunately, I moved seventy-five long miles away from my family after my wedding. But I still visit my childhood home at least once each month. Our growing family also still celebrates all of the major holidays including Easter. Because my husband and I plan to start a family soon, we hope to begin hosting more family gatherings at our home. When this takes happens, I know I will need help cleaning my house. On this blog, I hope you will discover how hiring cleaning services can help you plan a stress-free Easter celebration.