Carpets are exposed to so much abuse and they easily get stained and dirty. For those with little ones running around, your carpets may be under constant assault from juice, milk and snacks. One of the hardest stains to deal with is fruit juice. Fruit juice has string pigments of reds and purples that seem impossible to get out of your carpets. American Hometown Services will share a few methods on how to remove juice stains from out of your carpets.
Method 1. How to Remove Juice Stains
When fruit juice first spills on your carpet quickly grab some paper towels or a clean cloth and begin blotting at the juice. Attempt to soak up as much of the juice as possible before you begin cleaning the stain. Next, with a spray bottle, apply lukewarm water (not hot) on the stain. Once again use either a dry clean cloth or paper towel and blot at the stain to absorb more of the juice from out of the carpet. When cleaning stains, avoid circular or scrubbing motions. Just apply steady pressure and blot at the stain. Afterward, in a bowl or cleaning bucket, mix together ¼ teaspoon of carpet shampoo with about three cups of warm water. Dip a clean cloth into the mixture and again, blot the stain. Continue to blot at the stain until the stain begins to dissolve away. Rinse the affected area with plain warm water. Use a spray bottle or generously soak a clean cloth and blot at the stained areas. With a thick dry cloth folded in half, place it on top of the affected area and press down, or use a heavy item to put constant pressure on the dampened area. Let the dry cloth sit on the affected area for a few minutes to soak up most of the moisture from out of the carpet. Remove the cloth and allow your carpet to dry. Vacuum to restore the carpet pile.
Method 2. How to Get Juice Stains Out of Carpet
As soon as the spill or stain occurs, you will want to move quickly. Once again take a paper towel or a dry cloth and begin blotting up the juice from out of the carpet. After absorbing as much of the fruit juice out of the carpet, mix together one cup of warm water and liquid dish soap in a spray bottle, bowl, or bucket. With a clean cloth dip the cloth into the cleaning solution and once again blot at the stain. If the stain still remains, it’s okay. The next step is to mix together 2/3 cup of water with ½ cup of vinegar. Again use a spray bottle or bowl and pour or spray the mixture onto the stain. Allow the mixture to set on the stain for a few minutes. Once again rinse the area with warm water and place a thick double folded dry cloth and press down or use a heavy item to place on top of the cloth to absorb the water out of the carpet. If the fruit juice stain didn’t completely come out, you can use hydrogen peroxide on the stain. Let it soak on the stain for an hour before rinsing. However hydrogen peroxide could discolor your carpet so use it at you risk.