Soft drink stains, fizzy stains, cola stains and pop stains are all one in the same. No matter what you choose to name it, it is still the same annoying stain to try and remove, especially if it has time to set in and fester.
D&M Carpet Cleaning would to offer some advice on removing soda and soft drink stains from your carpets, rugs and upholstery.
Remember, with any fabric cleaning detergents or solution you decide on using, always conduct a patch test in an inconspicuous place to ensure it does not compromise color or fibers!
Colored Soda Stain Removing Carpet Cleaning Solution
– Mix 2 cups of water, 1 TBS dish soap, and 1 TBS white vinegar. Be sure to only apply enough liquid as necessary to the spots, you do not want to over wet the area.
– With a clean cloth, sponge the stain with the mixture.
– With an additional clean cloth, if necessary, blot the detergent moisture.
– You may have to repeat 2-3 times on deeper stains, or stains that have set in.
– Rinse the spot with cool, clean water, using a spray bottle or sponge it on with a new clean cloth and blot up the cleaning solution.
– After the area has been thoroughly, rinsed, blot dry with a clean, dry cloth.
– If the stain is still visible, using a clean cloth, apply rubbing alcohol to the cloth, and continue to dab the stain.
– Rinse with cool, clean water by sponging the area, or the use of a spray bottle, and pat up the alcohol.
– Pat dry with a clean towel.
The above method is for colored sodas such as red, orange, or purple. Cola or caramel colored sodas is better removed with a dry cleaning solvent. Hydrogen peroxide and ammonia could also be included in the solution, but both have the ability to lighten carpets, so use at your risk. They both do well in lifting out the stains that have set in for a while.
Methods and tidbits to avoid when removing carpet and upholstery stains.
– Never use hot water or steam machines when cleaning stains, as the heat will set in stains, and become near impossible to remove.
– When adding the dish soap, it is better to use less as opposed to more. Too much soap can leave a residue that can attract dirt.
– Avoid rubbing out stains, as the rubbing motion will push the stain deeper into the fibers, and could fray carpet fibers and promote early deterioration.
– Do not add the vinegar in carpets that is made from cotton.
– Alcohol cannot be applied to acrylic carpets.
Professional Soda & Stain Removal from Carpets, Rugs & Upholstery in Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell, Duluth, Stone Mountain, Covington, Conyers, Loganville and Atlanta Georgia
D&M Carpet Cleaning has trained professionals that have the knowledge on the best way to remove most stains for carpet. Pairing proper technique with appropriate detergents are the most optimal way of removing those hard stains that have set in. Call us for a consultation, we can answer your questions and offer a wide variety of services.