How To Care For Your Carpet - Juice Stains

There are many things that happen to your carpet everyday that damage it. The quicker you take care of these problems the longer your carpet will last. One of those issues is juice spills. You should clean these spills as soon as possible to keep them from setting in to your carpet and becoming permanent. If you leave them there they will also act as soil magnets. You will see the spots turning black over a period of time. It is best to have a professional carpet cleaner come out and take care of it for you. But if you are not able to here is a method to help you remove them.

1)  Begin by blotting with a clean cloth to
remove as much of the juice as possible. It's
very important to BLOT throughout this
entire process DO NOT SCRUB. Your goal is
to "lift" the stain, not rub it into the fibers.
Working from the outside of the stain
towards the center will keep the stain from

2)  Moisten cloth well with cleaning solution
and lay it on top of the stain.

3)  Use the bottom of the spoon to gently
press on the cloth, working from the outside
towards the middle. This method allows you
to work the solution into the stain without
damaging the carpet fibers or rubbing the
Repeat as necessary with a clean cloth
each time until no more stain appears on the

 4)   For cranberry juice: apply 3% hydrogen
peroxide then ammonia and blot. (do not
apply ammonia to wool or oriental rugs – it
will damage the fibers)

5)   Spray with rinsing solution. 

6)  Blot with clean cloth to remove. Then  Spray with clean water. 

7)  Blot with clean cloth. Repeat as necessary
to be sure all cleaning solution has been

8)  Cover stain with clean cloth or stack of
paper towels and put heavy weight on top
(heavy books, etc.)

 9) Leave set for several hours to absorb any
remaining liquid.

 10)  Remove weights and cloths and let area
air dry.

 11) When spot has dried completely, vacuum
thoroughly to restore carpet texture and
pick up any remaining cleaning solution

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