Flooring Tips & Tricks
How to Remove Berry Stains from Your Carpet
It happened again, someone has spilled berries or berry juice on your rug. If this happens to you, there are plenty of ways that you can save the carpet before the stain actually sets in. In most cases, you will be able to get most if not all of the stain up without too much work. But, you need to work fast and work right.
Blueberries, cranberries, raspberries and strawberries are like little exploding bombs. Evidence of their fallout can creep up on your furniture, your clothes, even your floors. Berries contain a dark colored inner flesh with concentrated juice that can soak into materials and form a stubborn stain. Although blueberries are a natural item, they stain as deeply as artificial dyes. If you get a blueberry stain on your carpet, especially on a light colored carpet, you'll have to go through a precise regime to effectively remove it. As long as you treat the stain gently and patiently, you can at least drastically reduce it, if not get your carpet back to its original condition. In this article, Chico Carpet One’s Flooring Maintenance & Cleaning Tips will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to get stubborn berry stains out of your carpet.
Method for Cleaning
- SCRAPE or blot up excess spill
- APPLY detergent solution onto a damp towel- leave on three to five minutes
- BLOT don't rub
- APPLY white vinegar (undiluted) using a damp towel and leave on
- BLOT don't rub
- APPLY water with damp sponge
- BLOT to finish with a weighted pad of paper towels
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