How Do I Remove Mud from my Carpet?
Posted on Saturday 26 December 2020
Carpets feel great underfoot when they’re fluffy and fresh. But if not kept clean dirt, mud and grit can build up making carpet fibres feeling less than luscious. If you live with pets and children, these can be the main culprit of muddy, stained carpets. Muddy stains can be banished if dealt with swiftly and your carpet restored to its former glory.
For in-ground stains that have been left for long periods, it’s advised to call in your local expert Adelaide carpet cleaners. Some stains need professional steam carpet cleaning with hi-tech equipment. If your kids or pets have made muddy prints on your carpets, here’s the simple steps to take.
Let the Mud Dry
Mud is a lot easier to remove from a carpet when dry. If the mud is very wet, you can try blotting up some moisture with a dry towel. But do not rub, because you’ll rub the mud stain deeper into the carpet fibres.
Vacuum the Muddy Area
Once dry, vacuum the muddy area to lift up as much mud as you can. Try vacuuming in all directions and slowly, to pick up as much debris as possible.
Mix a Mild Detergent with Lukewarm Water
After vacuuming as much mud as possible. Mix one tea spoon of mild dishwashing detergent with some warm water. Give it a good mix together.
Blot the Stain with a White Cloth
Soak part of your white cloth into the solution. Dab the solution onto the muddy stained area. You should start to see the stain lifting onto the cloth. Use different clean parts of the cloth to continue dabbing and change the cloth out if it becomes too dirty.
Gently Pat with a Dry Cloth
Once the stain is gone, start to pat dry with a clean dry cloth. Keep repeating this process until the area is dry.
Mud Stain Still There? Try a Vinegar Solution
Vinegar has many different uses in the kitchen and for cleaning purposes. It can be a useful solution for removing mud stains from clothes and carpets. If a mild dishwashing detergent mix doesn’t remove your mud stain, try adding half a cup of vinegar to the solution.
Gently rub the solution onto the mud stain with a soft brush or clean cloth. Rinse the area with cool water and a clean cloth. Repeat the process until the stain is removed and pat dry.
When to Call in Professional Adelaide Carpet Cleaners
If you’ve tried the methods above and your muddy carpet stain is refusing to budge. It’s time to call in your local carpet cleaners. That Carpet Guy has a highly experienced and skilled team able to deal with any type of carpet stain.