How to Remove Soup Stains From the Carpet
What you will need:
- Clean white cloth
- Cool water
- Spot shot carpet stain remover
- Mild detergent
Many tend to eat soup on the couch as they are easing their aches and pains, but this can cause soup stains to form on the carpet. With little energy to clean up the mess you will be happy to know there is a simple solution; start treating the stain as quickly as it happens.
- If you are able to start the treatment, of the soup stain, right away you will want to use a clean white cloth to blot up any excess soup. Remember to blot and not rub. If you rub the stain you could push the stain further into the fibers of the carpet.
- Next, you will dampen another clean white cloth with clean cool water.
- Blot the soup stain with the dampened cloth. This should remove the stain if it is fresh, but if for some reason the stain was not removed with this simple solution you can move on to step 4.
- Some soups will come up with a simple application of a spot shot carpet stain remover. You can find these in most any cleaning supply aisle.
- Read the directions on the package and follow them.
- Inspect the carpet. If the stain remains you will need to repeat the spot shot carpet stain remover step or you can move on to step number 7.
- To continue fighting the soup stain on the carpet you will need to create a solution of 1 teaspoon mild detergent and 1/2 cup of warm water.
- Mix the solution well so that you evenly distribute the soap through the water.
- Apply the solution directly to the soup stain on the carpet.
- Using yet another clean white cloth you will blot the stain. Again you will need to blot not rub. You do not want to further stain the fibers of the carpet. This could make it much more difficult to remove.
- Continue to change the cloth as you fight the soup stain.
- Once the soup stain has been removed from the carpet you will need to flush it with clean cool water. You can easily do this by filling a squeeze bottle with the water and applying it to the carpet. This step will remove any of the cleaning products that still remain in your carpet.
- Place a clean white cloth over the stain and begin to bring the moisture up by applying pressure to the cloth. You will need to change the cloth as it becomes damp with the remaining moisture.
- Once you have lifted most of the moisture from the carpet you can allow it to air dry the rest of the way.
- Vacuum the carpet once the soup stained area has thoroughly dried.