How to Get Rid of Coffee Stains

How to Get Rid of Coffee Stains

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Don’t Let A Coffee Stain Ruin Your Day, Remove it with These Tips

The morning sunshine is peaking through your kitchen window to find you sitting in your favorite spot at the dining table. You raise an over-filled cup of joe to your lips when you slightly miss your mouth and see the scorching espresso-colored liquid hit your spotless carpet.

Don’t panic! Coffee stains aren’t as impossible to remove as you might think. With these tips from D’s Cleaning, you’ll have those stains out before they set in no time.

 

Getting Rid of Fresh Coffee Stains

Stain from spilled coffee on the carpet

A fresh coffee stain can be a dreadful thing. The liquid seeps into furniture fabric and quickly darkens a small or large area (depending on the amount spilled). The situation isn’t completely hopeless. Remember, plenty of other coffee drinkers have been in your shoes too! Here are a few items you may have around the house that can remove a fresh stain before it gets worse:

  • Salt

Grab a salt shaker and sprinkle salt on the stain. Be sure to use enough salt to cover the stain with several layers before leaving it alone for a minute. Then gently rub it away with a paper towel or cloth. It may not completely remove the stain, but it should prevent it from spreading further.

  • Baking Soda

Baking soda is more than likely to work better than the salt at removing the stain. Before you begin dumping baking soda onto your stain, use a damp paper towel to blot the area. Then sprinkle baking soda over the stained area and let it seep in for a few minutes before removing it with a dry towel. This method may still leave a mark, but it will get the majority of the coffee stain out.

  • Baby Powder

If you have baby powder handy, then all you need to do is apply it on the stain and let it sit for a few minutes before brushing it off with a damp cloth or paper towel.

 

Getting Rid of Dried Coffee Stains

The only thing worse than a fresh coffee stain is a dried coffee stain. These types of stains are tougher to get out because the liquid has already seeped deeply into the fabric or carpet fibers. To get rid of these stains, you’ll need patience as well as liquid laundry detergent or dish soap.

Combine a few drops of liquid detergent or dish soap with some water and rub your fingers into the stain. After rubbing, let the stain sit for five minutes then rinse the stain with cold water. Repeat these steps until the stubborn stain fades away.

 

Getting Tough Coffee Stains Out of Carpet with Extra PowerHands cleaning coffee stain on carpet

Don’t fret if coffee spills onto your home’s carpet. It won’t be easy, but it is possible to remove with our tips and a little bit of elbow grease. Here are a few solutions so you can recover your carpet:

  • Vinegar & Dish Soap

Mix a spoon of white vinegar and liquid dish soap with about two cups of room temperature water. Blot the stain with a cloth or paper towel. Continue blotting the stain while alternating with wet and dry cloths or paper towels until the stain disappears.

  • Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a gentler bleach cleaner that won’t damage your carpet. Spray the stained area with hydrogen peroxide without saturating the carpet, then place a damp dish towel over the stain and pass an iron over the towel for 20-30 seconds. Move the iron around the towel until the stain is lifted.

  • Deep Carpet Cleaning

Get your stained carpet back to its original crisp, clean quality with carpet cleaning services from D’s Cleaning. We have the equipment, industry-grade solutions, and top-grade training to get the trickiest of stains out. Our deep cleaning services also gets dirt and allergens out, creating a healthier environment.

With these tips, you’ll be able to remove unexpected or old coffee stains from your furniture or carpet quickly and efficiently. Call D’s Cleaning today at 225-572-9497 to get help cleaning the coffee stains out of your carpet that you can’t handle on your own.

Keys to Carpet Health

The Key to Carpet Care

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With a Few Carpet Care Tricks, Your Carpet Can Look Bright and Spotless as Opposed to Dingy and Spotted

If your carpet resembles a Dalmatian’s coat, it’s time to employ a few tricks and tips to get your tired foot space looking like new. Vacuuming alone simply won’t cut it in regards to your carpet’s long-term health. A combination of techniques paired with regular maintenance will ensure your carpet looks and feels clean and inviting.

 

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Square Foot of Clean Carpet

Remember how your carpet looked when it was newly installed? There were no dark patches, stains, or blemishes to soil the appearance. Those all came later after spilled coffee, pet hair, and food crumbs accumulated over time, covering your carpet in splotches. The best way to maintain your carpet’s appearance is to take preventative measures to keep it pristine.

dirty shoes on the ground

One of the simplest methods you can use to prevent stains is removing your shoes before stepping on your carpet. Enforce a shoes-off policy in your home for your carpets, hardwood floors, and anywhere else you step. This will prolong the life and general upkeep of your carpet tremendously.

 

A Rundown of Carpet Care Techniques

Even with your muddy shoes staying by the door, stains will occur on your carpets. A carpeted floor means dirt, allergens, and grime collect in the fibers over time contributing to a less-than-stellar look. Here’s a briefing on three methods of cleaning:

man vacuums carpet in the living room as part of carpet care

Vacuuming – This is the most familiar approach to carpet cleaning and for good reason. Vacuuming is an effective way to pick up dirt and dust that live in your carpet. The catch here is that it must be done often. Experts recommend twice a week for true benefit.

DIY Machines – If you fancy yourself handy, this might seem like the way to go but pay careful attention to doing it right. Do-it-yourself steam machines can provide a thorough carpet scrub only if the correct amount of chemical is used. A steam machine also won’t provide the level of clean that a professional will when it comes to deep-set dirt. After factoring in chemical cost, machine cost, time cost, and the degree of cleaning, that money might be better spent on a professional clean.

Spot Cleaning – Getting to a stain within a minute after it occurs provides a very high chance you can remove it. Use a blotting technique with a cloth and tap water instead of a back-and-forth scrubbing method to prevent spreading the stain and a fuzzy, frayed patch. If that fails, use club soda or white vinegar in a 50/50 solution mixed with water.

spill

 

Time to Call in the Pros

If you, like most people, would rather not spend time obsessing over your carpet weekly, then it’s time to call a professional cleaner like D’s Cleaning Service. We’ve got the expert carpet know-how that only comes from years of experience. Return your DIY steamer, stow your vacuum in the closet, and let us worry about the stains in your carpet. In addition to carpet maintenance, D’s Cleaning Service can provide an excellent clean for your entire home, apartment, or office. The superior clean you’ll experience with D’s carpet shampooing, vacuuming, and scheduled cleanings will impress from afar. Go ahead and give us a call today!