August 15, 2013

How To Remove Kool Aid Stains From Carpets

Red. Blue. Green. Purple.

You’re kids love the choices and the flavors, especially on a warm day.How To Remove Kool Aid Stains From Carpets

But what happens when their beautiful colored Kook Aid drink goes from pitcher, to glass, to carpets?

And what if they don’t tell you and the stain “hides” for a few days before you find it?

Yes, Kool Aid stains and carpets don’t mix. But if you have one in your home, there are ways to make it go away.

Did you find the stain soon after it occurred? Its always easier to remove a stain if its fresh. Start by gently blotting the stain with a dry white towel. Never rub the KoolAid stain as that can spread the problem and actually make it more difficult to remove the stain entirely. It could also lead to saturation deep down into the fibers, the carpet backing, and the padding.

Once you get the liquid removed, now its time to work on the stain. Sometimes simplicity is best. Get a clean empty spray bottle and fill it with ¼ cup white vinegar, 1 tbsp of Dawn dish soap, and fill it with water. Spray the area liberally with the mixture and let it soak for 5 to 10 minutes. Then blot the stain with a clean, dry white towel until the stain is removed.

Have a stubborn stain? Try a variation of the vinegar cleaning method with our own CitruSolution spot remover, designed to remove stubborn stains in between your carpet cleaning visits.

Remember to never completely saturate the carpet. You’ll have a greater chance of the stain spreading, and damage being done to the carpet fibers and the padding itself. Let each cleaning method sit for a short time frame and soak in to do its job.

When you schedule your next cleaning, be sure to mention the stain and market it so it can receive special handling if necessary.