Coffee is a year long enjoyed beverage, popularly used to help stimulate the senses and get rejuvenated for the day first thing in the morning. A steaming, soothing cup of a freshly brewed coffee can be the difference between starting the day right or being rightfully annoyed with the naturally perky. Where some stick to morning consumption, others depend on the magical drink to keep them going throughout the day. With the common and constant companion of hot coffee, the risk of it spilling onto the carpet is fairly high and many coffee drinkers will experience the mess at least once in their life. Today, we at ADC Carpet Cleaning would like to offer a method on how to remove the coffee spill from your carpets.
How to Get Coffee Spills Out of Carpet
1) Immediately treat the coffee spill. Using a plain white rag, or paper towels, gently press it into the spill to absorb as much liquid as possible. Be sure to start the blotting techniques on the outer edges of spilled coffee and work your way towards the center to better contain the mess. In the even the coffee is dry before you notice it, lightly dampen the area, and start the process as if it were fresh.
2) Prepare the solution. In your choice of bucket or spray bottle, fill the container with 2 cups of warm water, never use hot water, 1 tsp of liquid dish soap, and 1 tsp of white vinegar. Apply the solution onto a cloth and use it to start blotting out the coffee remnants. Be sure to avoid oversaturation and use a dry rag to blot out excess moisture in between applications. Repeat until the coffee is efficiently removed.
3) Only blot, never scrub or rub. While you clean the coffee spill, it is vital you only blot. Rubbing and scrubbing only leads to the coffee being pushed deeper and spread out wider in the carpet. To concentrate the cleaner in stubborn areas, use your fingers to rub in a few millimeters of the
4) Treating the challenging coffee stains. If residual coffee stains remain, create a paste using drops of water in ½ cup of baking soda until it is about the consistency of toothpaste. Once the paste is formed, apply it to the coffee spot and let it sit until the paste is completely dry. Once dry, use a vacuum to remove the baking soda particulates, the offending stain, along with any developing odors. Be sure to vacuum the area slowly and in multiple directions.
How to Remove Coffee Stains from Wool Carpet
To remove coffee stains from wool carpet you have to act quickly. Blot the stain until no more liquid is transferred onto your clean white cotton towels. Apply cool water using a spray bottle and then blot at the spill and water. Again, repeat this process until no more color is transferred into your towels. If the spot is still visible, you can apply white vinegar with an eyedropper and blow gently after until no more color transfers onto your towel. Perform a final cool water rinse and a final blotting. Your results will vary depending on the type of coffee or tea and additional ingredients in it.
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Generally, homeowners can effectively remove the coffee spills when they are fresh, when they have had a chance to dry and set into the fibers, these unsightly stains can be challenging to remove. Any creamer, milk, or sugar added to the coffee only adds to odors and other potential problems. If the odors and stains become to difficult to successfully remove, contact a pro for further assistance. The qualified experts at ADC Carpet Cleaning can help you defeat the stubborn stains and odors that are difficult. Call us today to ensure the coffee spill and odors are removed and neutralized.