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Mud on Carpet! How to Get Mud and Muddy Paw Prints Out of the Carpet
- Published: Dec 27/2018
- Last update: Nov 16/2022
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Ah, rain – for some it’s that perfect detail to a Saturday afternoon at home, while under a warm blanket, with a good book, and, of course – accompanied by a cup of tea. However, for others it can be a complete nightmare, especially for dog owners. Besides the “pleasurable” wet dog scent, there is something even worse that comes with rainy days – muddy paw prints.
Raise your hand if you have experienced the whole “My Golden Retriever came bursting through the door, right after we took a walk in the rain, and now I have mud on my rug” situation.
It isn’t a fun scene, right? Now, how many of you started to aggressively rub the fresh mud, in a desperate attempt to clean it up as quickly as possible? Well, that’s a wrong tactic.
So, if you:
You’re in luck!
In this article, we are going to talk about how to get mud out of your textile floor covering the right way.
Something we all have in our house! The method does include using a baking soda mix, so make sure to keep some at hand.
Not just for putting on your fish and chips, vinegar is a great cleaning tool, due to it’s high acidity. Great for other stains as well.
Time needed: 15 minutes.
You can also use vinegar to get grease stains out of your carpets. Simply combine equal parts of dishwashing soap and glycerin, pour eight parts of water, and finally, add to the mix a few drops of white vinegar and stir well. Vinegar works wonders on red wine stains and dried cat urine stains too.
They actually use this as disinfectants in chemists and it works great on stains. You can find it online and in some stores for just under £10.
Got some paint stains to clean along with the mud spots? Don’t worry. See different ways in which you can remove paint stains out of carpet using isopropyl alcohol other household products.
If all of your attempts to clean your carpet with these homemade solutions fail, just buy a commercial stain remover. It’s fairly simple to use, you just have to spray the product on the dirty area and allow it to sit. You can find information about the amount of time that the detergent needs, in order for it to work, written on its label.
After you’ve waited for the stain remover to do its magic, the only thing left to do is to wipe the carpet clean. You can use a paper towel, sponge, brush, or basically anything you have lying around. If the stain is still there, just repeat the process until it’s gone.
Removing red clay mud takes a bit more time, patience and preparation. So, follow the steps below for optimum results:
This is the proper method on how to get red mud tracks out of a carpet.
If you feel like it’s time to give your rug a deep clean, here is how to clean a carpet at home.
If you simply don’t have enough time or the proper tools to handle the mud stains by yourself, consider getting a visit from a professional carpet cleaning technician.
We at Fantastic Services offer the two most powerful carpet cleaning methods – hot water extraction and dry carpet cleaning. So save yourself the hassles and get an expert to do it for you!
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No matter of the cleaning method, remember to always do a small spot test on hidden part of your carpet. Depending on the size, nature, and age of the stain, some of them might be impossible to remove. We cannot take responsibility if any of the above-mentioned methods do not work on your carpets. Read our disclaimer here.
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