Fizzy drinks are full of sugar, and are often brightly coloured. So any spillages are going to attract pests and can leave a nasty stain on your carpet. But accidents happen, and when they do you need to know exactly how to clean fizzy drink from your carpet.
Here are some DIY solutions to help you clean up after any fizzy drink spills.
How To Remove Fizzy Drink From Carpet
Blot the spill straight away
The moment you notice a spill, grab some paper towels or a clean cloth and blot the wet spill. It’s important that you avoid rubbing, as you might rub the soda further into the carpet or even damage the carpet. By blotting, you’ll soak up some of the liquid without spreading it further.
Use liquid laundry detergent
Liquid laundry detergent can be a great way to clean fizzy drink from your carpet and stop it leaving a stain. But it’s important to note that you really don’t need a lot!
Just use a 1/4 of a teaspoon and mix it into a cup of cold water. You can then pour some over the spill, but again, you don’t need a lot. You don’t have to soak the carpet, just use enough to cover the spill with the solution.
Then blot the spill again to soak up the liquid and leave the area to dry.
Rinse the carpet
Once you’ve cleaned the carpet with a liquid detergent mixture, it’s a good idea to give it a final rinse. Rinsing is going to take the soap out of the carpet, and stop it from leaving a mark. So just blot some clean water over the spill area and dab for a few minutes.
Dry the carpet
After you’ve washed your carpet with a homemade solution, you need to leave it to dry before moving on to the next step. You can let it dry naturally, or if you’re keen to see the results of your efforts, you can dry it with a hair dryer.
Once dry, you’ll be able to see whether or not the soda has left a mark. If you’ve washed and blotted the carpet with liquid detergent you shouldn’t be able to notice a stain. But if you can still see signs of the fizzy drink spill you can always repeat the liquid detergent step.
Vacuum the area
Once a spill dries there’s likely to be some dry residue left over. Vacuuming can clear up any dried soda residue that’s clinging to the carpet, and will smooth over the carpet fibres. This final stage is how you can get your carpet looking its best again.
Hopefully you now have a better idea of how to clean fizzy drink from your carpet. You can usually prevent and remove soda stains by following the three simple steps above.
However, if the fizzy drink has left a persistent stain, it’s worth getting your carpet professionally cleaned. A professional carpet cleaning Kent company can use more advanced and effective carpet cleaning methods, such as hot water extraction cleaning.