How To Get Ketchup Out Of Carpet
Are you running around in circles in a panic trying to figure out how to get ketchup out of carpet? Don’t worry. SaraCares can help you with all your carpet stain woes.
Who doesn’t love ketchup? It’s great on hotdogs, hamburgers, and french fries. But your favourite condiment can quickly turn into a nightmare when it ends up all over your pristine carpet. Removing ketchup stains from your carpet can be a challenging ordeal. This incredibly noticeable stain can be tough to get out of carpet fibres (and doubly so if you don’t know the right cleaning methods to use). Before you swear off eating yummy ketchup drenched foods forever, here is some great advice on how to remove ketchup from your carpet.
So, how do you get ketchup out of your carpet? Let’s get started!
Scoop Up The Excess Ketchup – As with any stain, you will need to act quickly.
Begin by scooping up whatever ketchup you can with a blunt knife or spoon. During this process you will want to take extra care when removing the excess ketchup to prevent the stain from spreading.
Make a Cleaning Solution – Next, you will need to create a cleaning solution to use on the ketchup stain. You can easily do this by using items you can find in your home. Mix a teaspoon of white vinegar with a cup of warm water, then pour the solution into a spray bottle.
Blot The Stain – Apply the cleaning solution to the affected area. Make sure not to over-saturate the spot, as leftover residue can damage your carpet down the road.
After a few minutes, blot the stain with a clean white cloth. DO NOT SCRUB. Scrubbing or rubbing the stained area may spread the stain and push ketchup deeper into your carpet fibres. Repeat this process until the stain is gone.
Rinse The Carpet With Water – Finally, rinse the area with a cup of water. This will help lift out any excess cleaning solution. Then blot dry with a clean white cloth.
Don’t let ketchup spills ruin your plans to gather around the TV to watch your favourite movie or the big game. With these quick and easy tips, you can have your carpets looking like new again, without all the harmful chemicals that come with many commercial cleaning products.
No matter what you try, sometimes, tough stains just won’t come out. If you are having a difficult time trying to remove a ketchup stain yourself (or any stain for that matter), you are going to need the help of a professional carpet cleaner.
For more information on how to get a ketchup stain out of your carpet, contact us today.Published on Monday, August 24 2015