• How to Dry Your Carpet Out After a Spill

    Have a stain or wet spot on your carpet? Here’s how to dry it out.

    Most homes have carpets, and all homes have spills. So if you happen to spill on your carpet, what’s the best way to deal with it? Here are some simple steps you can take to dry your carpet out after a spill.

    Coffee stain in carpet

    Step 1: Towel Blot Method

    The first step when you have a spill is to blot up as much liquid as you can. With a bunch of clean towels, blot the spill until you have the majority of the surface liquid up. When there’s no standing liquid, take more towels and lay them flat on the carpet. Walk around on the towels using your weight to squeeze more moisture from the fibers.

    Step 2: Treat the Stain

    If your spill was something with color, like juice or coffee or wine, treat the stain once the liquid has been soaked up. You can use hydrogen peroxide mixed with baking soda and dishwashing soap to scrub the stain. Be careful of using this on dark carpet as the hydrogen peroxide could bleach the color. Another method is to use vinegar mixed with water on the stain.

    Step 3: Blot Again

    Go back to step 1 and repeat once you’re done with the stain removal to get rid of as much moisture as you can.

    Step 4: Stop Everything and Call for Backup

    Instead of guessing what cleaner to use and breaking your back trying to soak up all of the moisture in your carpet and the padding before mold and mildew set in, pick up the phone and call a professional carpet cleaner. They’ll get rid of the stain and soak up all of the liquid and remaining moisture and leave your carpet looking like new.

    Sick of trying to soak up spills on your carpet and instead leaving behind stains and moisture? Call Whitehall Carpet Cleaners at 803-732-3200 today for some professional treatment.

    By: Matt Lashway Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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