Especially when you have clumsy tendencies, spills are bound to occur. Unsightly blemishes can develop as result, despite your efforts to keep the carpets vibrant and plush, and will need to be treated, immediately whenever possible. Since it is a popular drink or ingredient, such as for cereal and other foods, among adults and children alike, milk is a common spill. It is a highly likely people will experience this mess on their carpets because of the frequent use of milk. Though milk is not a dark color drink, it can still develop a stain if not properly treated, and worse, odors can form quite quickly. You can easily remove the milk and any potential stains and odors if you treat the spill quickly with household ingredients in most cases. To remove milk, there are a few methods you can use that we at Carpet Dry-Tech would like to take the opportunity to share with you today.
Important Consideration: To prevent any potential color fading or becoming discolored and avoiding fibers from being damaged, you want to perform a patch test in an inconspicuous area, no matter if it is one below or a commercial product to ensure the carpet is cohesive to the solution.
Method One to Get Milk Out of Carpet
1) Sop up the excess milk with a blotting or patting technique using heavy pressure and using a paper towel or clean cloth or towel.
2) In your choice of bowl, bucket, or squirt bottle, combine together 1 tbsp of liquid dishwashing soap and 2 cups of warm water. Dampen a cloth in the prepared solution and blot. Repeat until it is removed.
3) Use diluted ammonia – mix 2 cups of warm water and 1 tbsp of ammonia, should the milk stain resist the first solution. Treat a fresh cloth with the solution and blot up the tough milk.
4) Make certain to use a water-damp cloth to rinse the solution residue away, no matter if you use one or both mixtures.
5) Follow up with a clean towel to blot up as much moisture as possible after the milk and residues are rinsed.
Method Two to Treat Milk Stain & Odor from Carpet
1) Blot up the excess milk immediately using a paper towel or rag.
2) With water-damp cloth to pat the milk out after the excess is sopped up.
3) Generously sprinkle baking soda, or corn starch will work in a pinch to the affected area still damp. Wait for about 30 minutes to let the baking soda or corn starch absorb the remaining milk. Baking soda the baking soda will draw up moisture and destroy any odor molecules that might have been created as well.
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It can be a challenge to remove and it will develop bacteria and odors as well with milk, especially once it has time to dry into the carpets. By destroying any growing bacteria, our experts remove the milk stains, eliminate any developing odors, and sanitize. Call Carpet Dry-Tech today for a comprehensive carpet cleaning if you are having difficulties or simply want to ensure efficiency.