Monday, July 11, 2011

How to Remove Orange Juice Stains from White Carpet

Orange juice leaves sticky tannin stains when spilled on carpets. The stain is especially noticeable when the affected carpet is white.
Using professional carpet cleaning Clapham services will help you to get rid of the stain. However, with the right supplies and techniques you will be able to remove citrus stains effectively by yourself. Although, there are many stain removers on the market, you can use household items to efficiently eliminate the sticky orange stain from your white carpet. The things you will need are spoon, trash bag, liquid dishwashing detergent, clean cloths, bowl and ammonia.
Instructions
  1. Remove the soft orange's particles from the white carpet with a spoon, and throw them in a trash bag.
  2. Get a mixture bowl and combine 2 cups of warm water with 1 tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent in it. Use your spoon to mix the ingredients well.
  3. Moisten a clean cloth with the detergent solution, and blot the spilled orange juice with it. Carpet cleaning Clapham team recommends blotting from the border of the stain toward the centre in order to avoid further spreading of the juicy mess. A soap solution can be used as an alternative to the detergent solution. Soak up as much of the liquid as possible with a dry cloth.
  4. Saturate a cloth with a solution made of 2 cups warm water and 1 tablespoon of ammonia. Blot the rest of the orange juice stain, applying more ammonia solution to the cloth if needed. Continue blotting until the stain vanish completely.
  5. Dab the carpet with a clean cloth saturated with plain water to rinse out the treated area. Absorb the moisture by pressing dry cloths into the carpet. Let the carpet air dry.

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