Why are milk stains in carpet so difficult to remove?
Milk is a tasty and healthy snack that can help you to fall asleep on your toughest nights. Milk pairs so well with sweets and is excellent for dipping cookies. Everyone enjoys curling up on the couch under a nice blanket and enjoying some cookies and milk while watching television. However, if you accidentally leave the glass of milk on the floor during commercial break, you may end up knocking it over in your rush to get back to the couch. There’s nothing quite like cleaning up milk during your favorite tv show!
Milk stains on carpeting are difficult to remove because milk is an animal-based product. We all know the smell of sour milk. If you don’t clean up a milk spill in your carpet, that smell can linger on for weeks and even months. It is important to deeply clean the carpet to get rid of all of the milk particles for a deep clean.
We highly recommend that you do not use DIY methods that many natural blogs promote to clean milk stains from your carpet. These do-it-yourself carpet cleaning methods often encourage you to pour salt, or sugar on the stained area. However, this can actually increase the stain. Carpet is an expensive purchase and should be treated only using products that will protect your carpet for many years.
Bio Oxy Stain Remover is specially formulated to attack milk and other animal fat stains in your carpeting while preserving the texture and longevity of your carpet. But remember, the quicker you can attack the stain, the better. So, head on over to our online shop to pick up some Bio Oxy Stain Remover of your own.
Tips for preventing milk stains in carpet
Just like the situation we discussed above, milk can easily spill on your carpeting if you leave your glass of milk by the couch or chair on the carpeting. Many people spill their glasses of milk when running to and from the couch during commercial breaks. It’s a good idea to always place the milk on a coffee table or other table when not in use. Additionally, be sure to always have a dish towel or paper towels with you when eating in carpeted areas of your home.
If you have children, ensure that they do not drink milk on the carpet. Have your children keep their mugs in the kitchen and never allow them to take drinks onto your expensive carpeting. This is a good habit for children and will save your carpeting.
How to remove milk stains from carpet
Here’s what you’ll need to remove the milk stains from your carpet:
- A damp rag or sponge
- Bio Oxy Stain Remover
- Two to three dry rags or paper towels
- A vacuum cleaner
- A heavy weight
- A large dry towel
How to remove milk stains with Bio Oxy Stain Remover
- Quickly grab some paper towels or a dish towel and blot up the excess milk. Use a lot of pressure to blot up as much as possible.
- Spray Bio Oxy Stain Remover all over the milk stain area of the carpet and wiggle the carpet fibers around with your fingers and continue spraying.
- After 20 minutes, use the wet sponge to rinse the product off of the carpet. You can also use the paper towels to soak up the excess moisture. The idea is to again blot out the moisture from the carpet.
- If you used the wet sponge to flush out the area, your carpet may be moist. Therefore, put the weight on top of the dry towel on top of the carpet and leave it for a few hours.
- Check back in a few hours. If the carpet is dry you may continue. If the carpet is still wet you can simply flip over the towel and put the weight back on.
- Fluff up the texture of the carpet with a vacuum extension.