Many households with little ones running around often suffer from milk stains and odors on their carpets. Regardless of the efforts of keeping milk secured in sealed cups, somehow your little one finds a way to get milk all over your home and carpet. Milk stains aren’t the worst problem. The worst problem is the sour smell that milk leaves behind. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry will share how to clean up milk stains and remove the odors from your carpets.
How to Remove Old Milk Stains from Carpet
When milk stains are discovered on your carpet, start by creating your cleaning solution. Use two cups of warm water with one tablespoon of liquid dish soap and mix them together in a bowl or cleaning bucket. Before cleaning the stain with your cleaner, use a dry cloth and press on the spill or stain to soak up as much of the milk as possible. Next, with a white clean cloth, dampen it into the mixture. With the damp cloth blot at the milk stain. If the milk doesn’t dissolve with the dish soap mixture, try using ammonia. Mix together two cups of warm water with one tablespoon of ammonia. You can use a spray bottle or use a bowl and cloth to blot at the stain. Ammonia works great to clean stains. However, you should always test ammonia before using it. Ammonia can discolor your carpet. Test the mixture in a discreet area of the carpet and see how it reacts to the ammonia mixture. After using the ammonia, rinse the area by blotting with clean water, followed by pressing on the damp areas with a dry cloth to absorb the water out of the carpet. After the carpet is dry, vacuum the carpet to restore the carpet’s appearance.
Removing Spilt Milk Odors from Carpet
After cleaning up the milk stains you’ll sometimes find the milk has seeped deep into the carpet and the padding. This can make it difficult to remove all of the milk from out of the carpet. In turn, this may cause odors to occur even after you have cleaned the stain. To help treat the odors start by generously sprinkling baking soda on top of the affected areas. Leave the baking soda on the carpet overnight to give the baking soda plenty of time to absorb the odors from out of the carpet. Afterward use a soft brush to loosen the baking soda. The next step is to vacuum up the baking soda from off of the carpet. If odors remain you may need to pour vinegar on the affected areas to kill the bacteria inside the carpet. You will need to use a cloth to draw the vinegar out of the carpet and rinse the area with water just as before. Let the area dry. The vinegar smell will go away along with the sour milk smell.
Carpet Cleaning, Stain Removal & More in Waco, Dallas, Harker Heights, Cedar Park, Allen & the State of Texas
When carpets become littered with stains and filled with bad odors, you can seek the aid of a professional carpet cleaning service. When you want to restore your carpet, contact Heart of Texas Chem-Dry. We provide many services. Contact us to schedule our services today!