There will always be occasions, such as when you have a dinner party, where there will be an increased risk of beer being spilt and staining your carpet or rug. There’s nothing worse than beer stains on carpet which could potentially stay for good if it isn’t eliminated swiftly. Sometimes worse than the look of the stain itself, the smell that emanates can be quite pungent and linger if it is left untouched for several hours.
To treat this issue, first press a paper towel on the affected stain to absorb as much moisture as possible. Then, make a solution of warm water, white vinegar and washing up liquid. Apply as much of the solution into the sponge, and then dab it on the area, without rubbing as this will only smear the mark. Then, leave the moisture there to draw up the stain.
Finally, use a towel or dry cloth and place it over the stain. By pressing down hard, you will absorb the moisture, and with it, the beer stains. Again, do not rub vigorously to dry, just press and pat only.
Don’t forget to thoroughly rinse the sponge that you used, and keep it for cleaning purposes only. The area of the stain will not be fully dry, so you may want to leave that piece of carpet alone for twenty four hours, or you can use a hair drier or heater close by to draw up the remaining moisture within the fibres. This requires a little more effort, but if it is an area of flooring that is used a lot, then it may be a good idea to dry it sooner rather than later.
These steps may have managed to eliminate the stain by appearance, but the smell may still stubbornly linger. If this is the case, then try using baking soda to get rid of the unpleasant odours. Simply sprinkle some of the baking soda over the affected region, making sure it is first dry, and leave as it is. This is a cheap and safe way to maintain the good smell of your caret and is the final part of cleaning up beer stains. Not only will this process make your carpet look clean but it will also smell fresher too. The key is to act fast and not leave the mark to dry; otherwise it will become much more difficult to deal with.
In case you do not have the time to do some of this yourself, then why not give Daisyclean a shout?