Why are soda stains on carpeting so difficult to remove?
Everyone knows the moment of panic when a soda can or bottle explodes and goes everywhere. However, that panicked moment is only exacerbated if the soda explosion is occuring on your carpeted area. Soda stains on carpet are seriously difficult to remove due to the high levels of sugars in the soda. Additionally, the carbonation allows the soda to spread and intensely bond with the fibers in your carpet. For soda stains, and especially dark-colored soda stains, it really takes a professional carpet stain removal product to clean the entire carpet stain.
We strongly recommend that you do not follow online do-it-yourself carpet stain removal advice, as these DIY techniques can actually cause more damage to your carpet in conjunction with the sugars in the soda. These methods can often only spread the stain and make it even more difficult to remove. The best way to deal with a soda stain on your carpet is to use Bio Oxy Stain Remover and a moist towel. That’s all you’ll need to fully remove the soda stain on your carpeting.
Tips for preventing soda stains in carpet
It’s always good to have a plan to prevent carpet stains in your home. No matter how the soda stain happened, it’s important to think about prevention for the future. Soda spills can happen anytime, but the worst soda stains occur when the soda has been shaken. If you carried a soda home from the grocery store, even the slight bouncing motion from your gait can cause the soda’s pressure to increase. Even more troublesome, if you drove home from the grocery store with the soda in your car trunk, the pressure may be very intense. Then, when you open the soda at home, the soda will explode everywhere and ruin your carpet.
It’s nice to have a plan on how to prevent soda stains from occurring in your home. Try not to open sodas after transporting them home, but rather allow them to sit for at least 30 minutes to an hour. Additionally, you can try to open the soda in the sink and gently unscrew the lid to allow some pressure to escape. Continue twisting the lid and releasing pressure very slowly.
Finally, you may want to ask your family members to only drink soda in the kitchen or in other non-carpeted areas. This is a surefire way to ensure your carpet remains safe and clean.
How to remove soda stains from carpet
Soda stains can leave a very dark stain on your delicate carpet, but with Bio Oxy Stain Remover you will be able to remove the entire stain and your carpet will easily return to its former glory. Here is all that you will need:
- A damp towel
- Bio Oxy Stain Remover
- Some dry towels
- A vacuum cleaner (optional)
- A heavy weight
How to remove soda stains with Bio Oxy Stain Remover
- Use a clean dry cloth to blot up what you can of the soda from your carpet. Whatever you do, do not scrub the area. This will only attach the stain even further into your carpeting. Ensure that you blot the stain with the towel.
- Now, use the wet towel to blot the area further. It’s ok if the area becomes quite wet. This is actually beneficial to flush out the soda from the area. Feel free to use the dry towel to soak up the moisture as you go.
- Now, it’s time to use some serious stain-fighting Bio Oxy Stain Remover to completely remove the soda stain from your carpet. Use your fingers to move the carpet fibers around so that you can spray from the very bottom of the carpeting up to the top.
- Allow Bio Oxy Stain Remover to sit on the carpeting for up to 15 minutes.
- Use the moistened towel to soak up the remaining product from the carpet.
- Now, dry the carpet by placing a clean and dry towel on top and placing a weight on top of the towel.
- Check back in an hour and remove the weight if the area is mostly dry.
- You can also choose to use a fan or open the window to dry the area depending on the wetness of the carpet.
- Finally, use your vacuum cleaner extension to vacuum the carpet to refresh the texture and give your carpeting that new-carpet feel.