Why are salsa stains so difficult to remove from your carpet?
Nothing pairs better with a football viewing party than some nachos with cheese sauce, pinto beans, guacamole, and salsa. It’s so fun to have friends over to watch the game while munching on some delicious snacks. We all know that excitement when your favorite team scores a goal and the entire living room is up and yelling for joy. However, that joy can be quite short lived if one of your house guests accidentally tips over a plate of juicy red salsa onto your new carpeting. Nothing spells disaster quite like bright red salsa stains on your light-colored carpeting. Salsa is made up of various ingredients including tomatoes, citrus, spices, and preservatives. This makes salsa carpet stains a combination stain with some real sticking power. Therefore, it’s important to use professional strength products to thoroughly clean the carpet stain without sacrificing your carpet’s integrity.
It’s important to note that the longer the salsa spill sits on your carpet, the deeper the salsa carpet stain will penetrate into the fibers of your carpeting. If the salsa stain is able to dry it will be incredibly difficult to remove and you will definitely need Bio Oxy Stain Remover . Bio Oxy Stain Remover is clinically formulated to remove difficult carpet stains from salsa and other spills.
Note: Other blogs may encourage you to try DIY methods on combination carpet stains such as salsa carpet stains, but we strongly advise you to steer clear of these methods, as they can actually increase the stain.
Tips for preventing salsa stains on carpet
Salsa carpet stains can easily be prevented by eating only in the kitchen. However, this is not an easy rule to institute for home gatherings such as Super Bowl parties. In these cases it is best to have lots of napkins and wet naps available for guests. Additionally, do a walk-through every 15 minutes or so to pick up any plates that guests may have haphazardly left sitting on the floor. These half-eaten plates can easily be tipped over in the excitement of a touchdown. The same goes for drinks. Ensure that your guests have areas on which to place their beverages so that they don’t end up leaving them in the floor. Food and drinks sitting on the carpet is a definite recipe for disaster for house parties.
How to remove salsa stains from carpet
Removing salsa carpet stains is a breeze with Bio Oxy Stain Remover. In fact, here is all you will need to completely and safely remove the salsa stain from your carpet:
- Bio Oxy Stain Remover
- A dry towel or paper towels
- A wet towel or sponge
- A vacuum cleaner (optional)
- A heavy weight
How to remove salsa stains with Bio Oxy Stain Remover
- Be sure to hurry to remove the salsa from the carpet as soon as possible and swoop in with a paper towel to remove as much sauce as possible.
- Now, use the wet sponge to flush the area with water. Try not to press down or scrape against the carpet fibers as this could increase the stain. Blot the salsa stained area of your carpet with the sponge.
- Now, it’s time to use your secret weapon. Use Bio Oxy Stain Remover to spray the salsa spill area on your carpet. Use your fingers to work Bio Oxy Stain Remover into the fibers of the carpet.
- Bio Oxy Stain Remover should sit on the carpet for up to 20 minutes.
- Use the wet towel or the wet sponge to rinse Bio Oxy Stain Remover out of the carpet.
- Dry the carpet with the paper towels or the dry towel by blotting the area.
- Place a fresh dry towel on top of the area and place a heavy weight on top. The weight will allow the last remaining bits of the stain to be soaked up with the water.
- In an hour or so you can remove the weight and the towel.
- Open a window or turn on a fan to ventilate the area and fully dry the stained area.
- Finally, vacuum the area to fluff up the carpet.
- Because salsa stains are combination stains, they are very serious. You may need to repeat the above steps to ensure the salsa carpet stain is completely removed.