For the warm soothing and stimulating cup of a fresh brew in the morning and throughout the day, avid coffee drinkers have a tendency to reach for a hot cup. The more frequently you reach for a warm rich coffee indulgence, only increases the likelihood of it spilling on the carpet as some need their cup of coffee first thing in the morning to get the day started, or two or three cups. Taking a moment to treat the coffee spot is essential as soon as it happens as treating fresh coffee spills can prevent stubborn stains from developing. The creamers and milk can create some unpleasant odors if it sits in addition to causing unsightly spots. To share a few steps that will help get the coffee stain out of your carpet, is something we at Carpet Dry-Tech would like to do today.
How to Remove New & Old Carpet Coffee Stains
1) Instantly blot the coffee carpet spill. By first using white paper towels or dry cloths to blot the excess moisture, a fresh spill should immediately be treated. In order to prevent it from expanding outward, start the process by blotting the outer edges of the spill and work your way towards the center. If it is fresh, blot the excess moisture and of the coffee spot is dry, lightly dampen it with water before you begin.
2) Treat coffee stain on carpet. Combine cup of white vinegar, 2 cups warm water (not hot), and 1 tsp of liquid dish soap. Though a bowl or bucket will suffice, a spray bottle will help you better apply the solution. The solution needs to be either mist the inflicted area moderately or treat a clean cloth to blot the stain. To avoid over saturation, make certain you use a dry cloth in between applications.
3) Only blot to treat the spill, never scrub or rub. It is crucial you never use scrubbing or rubbing techniques; only blot when treating any spills, spots, or stains on carpets. You spread it out and pushing it deeper in the carpet when you scrub, and rub will only make the mess worse. The carpet padding and subfloor can also be impacted. Simply use your fingers to work it in if you need to work the solution into the fibers.
4) Cleaning solution for stubborn carpet stains. You can make a paste adding a few drops of water to baking soda at a time, you may notice the coffee only lightens instead of removes in some instances. Apply the paste to the stain until it is dry and vacuum it up. This removes light coffee residue and attaches odors.
Carpet Cleaning, Stain Removal & More in Marietta, Roswell, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Atlanta & Greater Woodstock, GA
Especially if they have had an opportunity to sit, coffee stains can be difficult to remove. You have Carpet Dry-Techreadily available to professionally deep clean your carpets and remove any stains and odors that are attached to restore your carpets to a spotless, clean, and vibrant presentation for your home when stains become too challenging. Call us today to schedule your appointment.