How to Remove fruit Juice Stain from Carpet?
Drinking fruit juice is the best way to quench your thirst and a healthy option to get your daily dose of essential nutrients. It is also a household favorite of young ones. But this juice could result in a terrible mess if spilled on the carpet or upholstery. Carpet fibers immediately absorb the juice and get stained. So you have to be very quick and treat the spill as soon as you get it or discover it.
Here are some simple and effective method to remove fruit juice stain from the carpet.
Method 1 – Get Fruit Juice Out of Carpet using Water and Detergent
- Take a clean sponge or blotting paper. Keep it on the stain to absorb the spilled juice. Do not rub the sponge, just dab it on the stain and remove as much liquid as you can.
- Put few drops of water on the juice stain and let it sit for 1-2 min. Use paper towel to absorb the water from the stained area.
- If the spill is less and the stain looks less strong, use a simple solution of water and dishwashing detergent. To make this solution, mix 1 tablespoon (20 ml) liquid hand dishwashing detergent with 2 cups (473 ml) of warm water. Use only bleach free dishwashing detergent.
- Take a clean sponge. Dip it in the solution and with circular motion apply the solution on the stained area. After 2-3 mins absorb it using paper towel. Repeat the process.
- Once the stain is gone, put few water drops on that area and blot away the excess of water with clean paper towel.
- Repeat the process till the carpet is clear and all the moisture is absorbed.
Method 2 – Remove Strong Fruit Juice Stain from Carpet using Ammonia
If the juice stain still persists, you may need to use a stronger solution. But make sure to read the carpet manufacturer’s guidelines before using any kind of liquid. Do not use ammonia solution to clean wool or wool-blend carpet.
- Soak up the excess juice with paper towel. Continue blotting until there is no liquid content left.
- If the juice has spilled over a large area, use wet vacuum and then blot the stain with paper towel.
- Take a spray water filled with water to moist the stained area.
- Re-blot the carpet. Continue blotting until there is no liquid content left.
- To make ammonia solution combine 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of ammonia with 2 cups (473 ml) of warm water.
- If you are using the ammonia solution on the carpet you have just cleaned with detergent then make sure that your detergent is bleach free as ammonia reacts with chlorine bleach and may cause more harm.
- Use a clean sponge and dip it in ammonia solution. Wring it out to remove excess of liquid. Place it on the juice stained area. Gently use it on the juice stain.
- Blot the area using paper towel.
- Repeat the process till the stain is completely gone.
- Take a new sponge and wet it with water. Put it on the treated area and press it a little bit.
- Blot the area.
- Repeat the process.
Warning – Consult the manufacturer before using any chemical or read the carpet cleaning instructions carefully. Using wrong cleaning solution on the carpet may damage it.