How to Remove Dirt Stains from Carpet – Method 2
If the dirt or mud has been in your carpet for awhile, then you may need to take more drastic measures. This method can help you to get the dirt out of your carpet with some basic items that most people have around the house.
What you will need:
- Vacuum cleaner
- Solution of ¼ tsp of dish detergent and 1 quart of water.
- White cloths and towels
- Spray bottle with tap water
- Hydrogen peroxide 3%
- Brick or book covered with plastic.
Vacuum up any of the dried up dirt or mud.
- Take your dish detergent solution and dampen a clean, white cloth with it. Blot at the dirt stain, do not rub. If you rub, you can make your carpet look uneven and you can push the stain further into the carpet. If you notice that the part of the cloth that you are using cannot pick up any more of the stain, switch the area of the cloth that you are using. Repeat this process until the stain is gone.
- Take your spray bottle and spritz the area to help rinse out the area. Repeat this a few times.
- Take a dry towel and place it over the area. Weigh it down with a brick or plastic-covered book until the area has dried completely (it’s best to keep this overnight).
- Check the affected area. If some of the stain still remains, then use another clean cloth with hydrogen peroxide and dab the area. Let it sit for about an hour, and reapply if necessary.
- Once again, take a dry towel and place it over the area. Weigh it down with a brick or plastic-covered book until the area has dried completely (it’s best to keep this overnight).