Most carpets are plush on the feet and make a home feel warm and inviting. Unfortunately, you just can't wipe up a spill on carpet as you would on other types of floors. While hiring a professional or getting out the carpet cleaner is an option, there is a trick to getting even the nastiest of stains out of your carpet with the use of an iron. Whether it's red juice, soda or spaghetti, the following method may just do the trick.
Things You'll Need
- Paper towels
- White rags
- Dish detergent
Gently blot up the stain and remove any solid pieces. For example, if you spilled a bowl of ravioli, pick up the ravioli pieces and with paper towels or a clean rag, gently try to blot away as much red sauce as possible. Do not push the stain further into the carpet.
Wet a white rag and place it on top of the stain. The rag should be a bit more than just damp, but not dripping. You can add a couple drops of dish detergent to your water when getting your rag wet.
Set your iron on the lowest setting and place it on top of the wet rag. Leave it there for about 15 minutes. Do not move it or push down on the stain.
Remove the iron and lift up your rag. Your stain should be transferring to the rag. If there is still a stain, repeat the process with a clean rag until the stain is clean.
Rinse your rug with a clean wet rag if you used dish detergent and blot any remaining water with a dry rag and let the carpet dry completely.
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