Flooring Tips & Tricks

How to Remove Catsup or Mustard from Carpeting

carpet-one-floor-home-roseville-chico-ca-flooring-tips-tricks-remove-catsup-mustardLooking for effective ways to keep your carpet catsup or mustard free? If you encounter a catsup or mustard stain and need do-it-yourself solutions that are quick and effective, Roseville Carpet One can help.

Just as each condiment has its own unique flavor, it also has a unique chemical makeup that requires a different cleaning solution to tackle the stain it leaves behind. As with any cleaner, you may want to try a test application on a small, hidden spot to be sure it does not damage the color or fibers of your carpet.

Supplies

To clean catsup or mustard from carpeted flooring, you need a few common household products. These include:

  • Dull Knife 
  • Dull knife or spoon Baking soda Detergent Cleaning Solution Clean towels Paper towels
  • Clean Towel/Sponge 
  • Paper Towels

Method for Cleaning: Method 1

  1. SCRAPE or blot up excess spill 
  2. APPLY dry baking soda 
  3. SCRAPE and vacuum 
  4. APPLY water via a damp sponge to rinse remaining baking soda (don't over-wet)
  5. BLOT don't rub 
  6. APPLY detergent solution onto a damp towel  
  7. RINSE with water as above 
  8. BLOT don't rub 
  9. DRY well
  10. APPLY dry powder cleaner
  11. VACUUM 
  12. APPLY a dry cleaning solvent onto a damp towel

Method for Cleaning: Method 2

  1. SCRAPE or blot up excess spill 
  2. APPLY detergent solution onto a damp towel 
  3. BLOT don't rub 
  4. APPLY white vinegar (undiluted) using a damp towel
  5. BLOT don't rub 
  6. APPLY with damp sponge 
  7. BLOT to finish with a weighted pad of paper towels

carpet-one-floor-home-roseville-chico-ca-flooring-tips-tricks-remove-catsup-mustard-hot-dog If the carpet looks clean, you’re all set. If you still see any residue on your carpet, continue with one or both of the methods above.

Remember, if you can get to the catsup or mustard stain quickly, it’s less likely to settle into your carpet’s fibers – so act fast. If your catsup stains are more severe and need more than household stain removal techniques, Roseville Carpet One always recommends that you call in a professional carpet cleaning service.
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