December 11, 2013

Removing Baby Stains from Carpets

There’s no denying that babies are adorable. But it’s not so cute when they make a mess during feeding times!

Baby food and formula can wreak havoc on your carpets, especially when you fail to clean them right away. Luckily, there are ways to get out baby stains out of carpet using the following simple steps:

Blot the baby food or formula stain. Get all excess liquids and/or solids off of the carpet. Blot the stain quickly, and avoid rubbing the stain. Use a damp cloth to blot as much of the stain out as you can.

Dilute if necessary. You can rinse the carpet to dilute the baby stain before it has a chance to set in. The best way to do this is to pour cold water directly on the stain. Then, blot with a cloth immediately after diluting. Repeat this method a few times if necessary.

Clean the stain. You can do this a few different ways. If you used our services before, use out CitruSolution spot solution directly on the stain. Baking soda is another item you can use to effectively clean your carpets. Make a paste of baking soda and water and put the paste directly on the stain. Let it dry, and then vacuum up the paste. Or, you can sponge the soiled carpet area with a mix of one tablespoon dishwashing detergent and two cups cold water.

The trick is to clean the affected area of the carpet as soon as possible so that the baby stain will not have time to set.

The above methods work to remove baby formula and baby food stains from wool carpet and synthetic carpet, as well as silk, wool, rayon, and acetate burlap.

Be sure to point out the stain the next time we visit for our regular carpet cleaning, and we’ll make sure its thoroughly cleaned with a little extra care.