How to handle soft drink spills on your carpets

soft drink spill

If you have spilled a soft drink or something like milk or even ice cream on your carpet, the best thing to do is act quickly. Using a white cloth or towel, soak up as much of the spill as possible.

The next step is to use a detergent solution. Mix one teaspoon of gentle detergent (something you’d use for delicate clothes for example). Apply a small amount of this detergent to a dry white cloth or towel and blot the area (do not rub as this will make it worse).  Work from the outside of the stain inwards.

Once you have removed as much of the spill as possible, repeat the blotting process using cold or lukewarm water in place of the detergent solution, in order to rinse it out of the carpet.

As long as you have followed the steps above, you should have been able to remove most if not all of the stain, provided you have acted quickly.

Caution: Always test any product you intend to use on carpets and upholstery first in an area that is out of sight.

The above procedure is intended as a guide only – use at your own risk. It is no substitute for calling a professionally trained carpet cleaner to deal with the issue. If you are unsure about doing this yourself, contact us on 0800 779 7275 and we will be able to assist you or provide you with professional help.

Bliss Cleaning – the Crawley Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner covers all RH postcodes and offers professional cleaning for carpets, upholstery, rugs and mattresses. I also deal with spills and other accidents.

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