We all know that milk can sometimes curdle and create unpleasant smells. But did you also realize how bad it is when it is on your carpet?
We all know that milk can sometimes curdle and create unpleasant smells. But did you also realize how bad it is when it is on your carpet? The proteins in cow’s dairy can produce an acidic residue, which causes dirt to stick more tenaciously than usual!
That sticky substance could be behind those pesky stinky spots on our flooring or furniture. But don’t worry because here at Sparkling & Beyond, we’ve got some easy ways to get milk out of the carpet and make your home smell fresh.
When we spill milk, the liquid quickly adheres to each carpet fiber. If this stain is left for too long or dealt with improperly then it will penetrate deeper into your carpets and create an unpleasant odor as well as attract flies and insects due to those insects detecting the milk aroma in the surrounding atmosphere.
Before we explain the methods for cleaning milk out of your carpet, we would like to share a few tips that might make a whole lot of difference in your carpet cleaning process.
Don’t wait and clean the stain with a paper towel/white washcloth.
If the stain dries up, remove it using a butter knife and vacuum it.
Try out the cleaning product to avoid discoloration.
Don’t clean the stain with Hot/Warm Water.
Read Ingredients of the Cleaning Product.
Don’t blend Ammonia + Bleach
*Toxic harmful fumes are released.
Wear Mask & Protective Gloves.
Now let’s dive into the part you have probably been searching for – methods for cleaning milk stains out of your carpet.
Coffee’s antibacterial and antiviral characteristics can help you eliminate tough-to-remove surface stains and clean milk out of your carpet quickly and effectively.
Also, coffee grounds can help absorb and eliminate odors. The antibacterial and antiviral properties of this popular beverage work wonder against tough odors as well.
Here we’ll show you how to get rid of messy milk staining in 2 easy steps using nothing more than some fresh coffee grounds
Step 1: Sprinkle some freshly ground and unused coffee directly on the spilled carpet area.
Step 2: Incubate the coffee for 1-2 hours to absorb all the liquid, then use a small brush to dust the carpet.
If you like to avoid cleaning with chemicals, used coffee grounds might be worth a try.
Similar to coffee, vinegar is an ingredient that many households are familiar with. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant because it is made of acetic acid. In fact, it’s so acidic that it can kill bacteria while also dissolving dirt and grease which cause stains.
It can also be used as a cleaner on its own if you just need to disinfect an area. The deodorizing power of vinegar is incredible. Now we will provide you 3 steps on how to get milk out of the carpet with vinegar:
Step 1: Put vinegar in a spray bottle and spray it directly on the milk stain on the carpet. Then, let the vinegar soak in slowly for about 30 minutes.
Step 2: Use a clean towel to absorb the vinegar or use steam to wipe away the milk stain.
Step 3: Let the deodorized area dry completely. The natural dry carpet will absorb any vinegar smell, as well removing the bad odor from milk.
NOTE: Your house will smell like vinegar for a while, but the smell quickly dissipates. Be sure to use white vinegar. A colored vinegar could further stain the carpet.
Baking soda is a useful and common household product. Baking soda has several usages; it is not only used to prepare cakes but is also used for cleaning and housekeeping. What is the purpose of adding baking soda to detergents?
Baking soda neutralizes acidic stains and eliminates them from the cleaning surface due to its alkalinity.
Baking soda may also be used to remove scents from the most difficult-to-reach details or surfaces.
On how to apply baking soda and laundry detergent to clean the carpets, follow these 5 steps:
Step 1: Mix the homemade solution as follows: 2 cups of warm water corresponds to 1 teaspoon of safe laundry detergent that does not contain bleach.
Step 2: Use the sponge to apply the solution just above the area causing the smell.
Step 3: Pour baking directly on the carpet and let it fizz.
Step 4: Leave the baking soda overnight.
Step 5: Use a small brush and soft bristles to clean the baking soda the next morning
If the odor persists, repeat the process. “Baking soda does have a saturation point where it has absorbed all of the odor it can, although it really takes a lot of odor to get to that point. For especially stinky areas, do the same routine twice to get out more of the odor”
However, if you’re faced with an extremely large stain, or you have a stain that just won’t come out even after repeated applications of baking soda, then you may still need to hire a professional cleaning service.
Our professionals at Sparkling and Beyond Cleaning Service are here to help! Whether it is a house, apartment, office or AirBnB, we promise that our crew’s cleaning performance will exceed your expectation.
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