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How to Clean & Remove Old Coke, Red Strawberry Pop & Other Soda Stains in Burbank, CA

Soda, pop, colas, are all one in the same and no matter what you are use to calling it, they all stain. Pop stains can be a little tricky to remove and the longer they are left to fester, the more difficult they are to get out of the carpets. Today, we at Steam Green Carpet Cleaning would like to offer a method on how you can get the soda stain your of your carpets.

General Carpet Stain Removal Tips

Quick Tips: When treating carpet spills it is important you apply the following the fundamentals, otherwise you can cause damage to the carpets in an attempt to rectify a potential stain.
A) Tend to spills promptly. The longer they sit, the harder they are to remove, especially soft drink stains.
B) Do not let the area become over saturated with fluid. Absorb as much as the soda as you can with paper towels or rags before treating the spot. In between cleaner applications, use dry towels or paper towels to mop up the excess moisture; too much moisture can cause water damage.
C) Avoid using steam machine and do not use hot water, it could cause stains to set in.
D) When adding liquid dish spa to DIY solutions, do not over indulge, too much attracts dirt as it leaves behind a film that is difficult to remove.
E) Never rub and scrub, only blot and pat, otherwise you will just spread the soda out and push it deeper in the carpet.
F) Stick to using only white cloths, rags, towels, and paper towels. Dyes and prints can inadvertently be transferred onto the carpet while you try and treat the stain.
G) Always perform a patch test, whether you use a DIY homemade solution or a store bought carpet stain cleaner in an inconspicuous area to make certain the fibers will not lighten or the integrity rill not be compromised.

How to Clean Soda Stains out of Carpet

1) In a pale or squirt bottle, combine 1 cup white vinegar, 2 cups of cool water and 1 TBS liquid dish soap. (This formula is for the colored soda; red, purple, and orange. For cola and other caramel colored sodas, use a dry cleaning solvent and follow the manufacturer’s directions.)
2) Use paper towels to gently blot and absorb the excess soda from the carpets if the stain is fresh. If the stain is dry, lightly mist the stain with water.
3) With a clean cloth, dampen it with the prepared solution, and beginning blotting and dabbing at the stain. You may have to rinse out the cloth in between blotting as it becomes saturated with soda. Don’t forget to blot with a dry cloth in between to avoid getting the carpets wet. Repeat until stain fades.
4) Once the soda stain seems to be removed, use a damp cloth from straight water to rinse away the cleaning formula residue, using the blotting technique.
5) To the best of your ability, dry the area with a towel.
6) If after the stains seems to appear when the carpet is dry, use cotton balls treated with rubbing alcohol to dab it away.
7) With a damp cloth, light blot the area, removing the alcohol residue.
8) Once the area is full dry, vacuum.
You can add few tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide and ammonia to the above mixture and repeat the procedure in the event the stain persists, but be warned, that these chemicals can easily lighten your carpets so use at your own risk.

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If the soda stains becomes a challenge to remove, play it safe, and let the experts of Steam Green Carpet Cleaning to effectively remove the stain along with extracting any dirt and neutralizing the odors, leaving your carpets vibrant and fresh. Contact us today!

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