If you are going to throw a beer party inside your home, then you should be prepared to clean beer stains from your carpet. Good news is that you can clean beer stains quite easily, but it can be a little more difficult to get rid of the odours these stains cause. To restore the look and smell of your carpets follow these simple carpet cleaning tips:
Step 1: Blot as much of the excess liquid as possible. I recommend that you use several paper towels or a clean, dry cloth. It is very important to ensure that you don’t rub the stain, otherwise, you may work the beer deeper into the carpet.
Step 2: Prepare a carpet cleaning solution. To reduce the toxic substances in your home, I offer you this great carpet cleaner recipe:
- 1 tablespoon dishwashing detergent
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 2 cups warm water
Combine the ingredients into a middle-sized bowl and stir thoroughly until they from homogeneous mixture.
Step 3: Apply the carpet cleaning solution on the beer stain. Don’t pour the solution directly on the carpet, because if you soak it and it can’t completely dry, excess moisture can lead to bacteria and fungi development. For the purpose, use a sponge. Soak the sponge into the solution, wrinkle, and then blot the carpet stain.
Step 4: Blot with a clean, dry cloth to remove the beer. You may need to repeat step 3 and step 4 a few times until the beer stain is completely removed.
Step 5: Rinse. Once you’ve cleaned the beer stain off the carpet and there is no bad smell, blot the area with a cloth damped with cold water.
In case, you prefer to hire carpet cleaning company rather than take care of your carpet yourself, make sure that you check the carpet cleaning prices and testimonials in the company’s website, before booking services. Don’t forget to ask about cleaning products and methods the company uses, because many cleaning companies still use toxic cleaners.