How To Remove Cough Syrup Stains From Carpet
Oops! You’ve spilled some of your cough syrup right on the carpet. You can’t wash it like you do an article of clothing, so you have to take a bit of a different approach to eliminating the stain.
What you will need:
- Vacuum cleaner
- Detergent Solution: ¼ teaspoon mild liquid dish soap and one cup warm water
- Vinegar Solution: 2 tablespoons white vinegar and 4 cups warm water.
- Cloths, including two white ones.
- Paper towels
- Take the vacuum and clean up any cough syrup that has dried up; this will make the rest of the cleaning process easier.
- Take the detergent solution listed above and douse one of the cloths with it. Apply the solution to the area by dabbing outside of the stained area and working your way in. Allow this to sit for five to ten minutes.
- Blot the area with a clean white cloth until the stain is no longer getting picked up by the cloth.
- Rinse the area with warm water. If the stain is not gone, repeat the process with the vinegar solution. Alternate between the two solutions until the stain is removed or the cloths no longer take the stain.
- Take the paper towels and set them on top of the wet area. Set a heavy object, like a ceramic knick-knack, on top of the paper towels and allow them to sit overnight. The paper towels should absorb the rest of the moisture and eliminate the rest of the stain. Vacuum in the morning to restore the carpet’s original texture.