Removing Mud Stains from Carpet
Mud stains are some of the most pesky and difficult-to-remove stains from carpeting. Dirt stains are already quite difficult on their own. However, once the dirt is liquified it can penetrate incredibly deep into your carpeting. In order to remove mud stains from carpet, one must often use multiple treatments to thoroughly remove the stain.
Why are mud stains in carpet so difficult to remove?
Dirt stains are combination stains, which means that it is made up of many different things such as protein, grease, grass, and whatever other gunk may be lurking in the soil. Dirt stains alone may require multiple treatments to thoroughly remove the dirt stain from the carpet.
However, once the dirt has liquified, you’re dealing with an entirely different monster. Mud stains are combination stains, just like dirt stains. But, mud stains are liquid, and can bond deeply with your carpet fibers, and even reach the bottom of your carpeting. If you’re dealing with a serious mud stain, be prepared to treat the stain multiple times with KickAss Stain Remover.
Tips for preventing mud stains from carpet
Mud stains often occur on rainy days, or on the days following rain. Therefore, it is vital to be incredibly vigilant on these days in your household. Ensure that all guests and family members remove their shoes before entering your home. In this way, mud will stay on shoes and will never make it to your carpeting.
One great tip for preventing dirt from entering your home is to clean your doormats frequently. Doormats are places where your visitors should be wiping off their shoes before entering your home. However, if the doormats are not very frequently cleaned, then your visitors will actually be collecting dirt onto their shoes, and tracking that dirt into your home, and finally depositing the dirt in your carpeting. Therefore, ensure that you vacuum your doormats multiple times per week and even more frequently in the summer months.
How to remove mud stains from carpet
When you notice a mud stain on your carpet it is important to act immediately. Once the mud stain has dried, the protein and grease from the dirt will have bonded thoroughly with your carpet fibers. It will be much more difficult to remove a dried mud stain from your carpet, and may require multiple treatments of professional carpet stain remover products.
How to remove mud stains with KickAss Stain Remover
- First, remove any pieces of grass and/or dirt using a vacuum cleaner extension. Vacuum the area as thoroughly as possible, and look for any other dirt stains, as these types of stains often appear in tracks.
- Use a clean, damp cloth to remove any excess moisture from the stain by gently dabbing the cloth onto the stain.
- Test a small portion of the stain with the KickAss Stain Remover. Be sure to test a less conspicuous area first that is preferably out of sight.
- Ensure that you treat the dirt stain while it is still fresh, if possible, as mud stains that re-dry may require multiple treatments with KickAss Stain Remover.
- Allow KickAss Stain Remover to sit on the stain for at least 10 minutes.
- After waiting 10 minutes, gently dab the stain with a damp cloth or sponge to transfer the residue from the carpet stain onto the cloth.
- Next, rinse the area with warm water and again dab the carpet stain with a clean, dry towel.
- At this point you may want to put a weight on top of a cloth so that all of the excess moisture can be absorbed. We recommend putting a thick towel on the area and then placing a 5-10 pound weight on top. Allow the weight to sit on top of the towel overnight.
- In the morning when you lift the towel, if the stain is not completely removed, repeat these steps.
- Vacuum the area to restore the luxurious texture of your carpet.