Removing Pumpkin Stains from Carpet

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Carpet

It is almost pumpkin carving time! We all know that carving a real pumpkin is fun and messy; which is why kids love it! If you happen to end up with a pumpkin stain on your carpet, we have the answer. Find out how to remove pumpkin stains in the safest way possible.

Act fast! The faster a stain is treated, will result in removing all of the soil. When a stain sits, the fibers will absorb the stain and harden. Making it much more difficult to remove.

A detergent solution is the best place to start if you act fast:

Mix ¼ Teaspoon of clear dishwashing detergent per 1 cup of lukewarm water. Rinse the solution a few times to make sure the detergent has been removed. Any leftover residue will attract dirt and cause that spot to soil much faster than the rest of the carpet.

For tougher stains, try a vinegar solution:

Mix 1 cup of white vinegar per 2 cups of water. Acid solution in the vinegar helps to lower the alkalinity of detergent or alkaline spills. This application can also be used if you are having trouble rinsing a detergent solution.

For set in stains try an ammonia solution:

Mix 1 tablespoon of household ammonia per 1 cup of water. When using this solution, make sure to test a small area before applying mix to the stain. Ammonia can cause a color change in the carpet fibers.

Feel free to ask us any questions you may have about pumpkin and carpet!  Until then, have fun carving those great faces!

 

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