How to Clean & Remove Old Coffee Spills & Stains from Carpet & Upholstery in Ferndale, MI

Coffee is a life source for many folks, constantly brewing to enjoy the fresh smell and to indulge in the rich taste. Some require to start the day where others enjoy it after a meal. No matter how often you like your coffee, with the cooler temperatures and less daylight hours around the corner, more and more you will likely reach for the soothing cup of hot coffee. Whether it from a child or an adult, accidents happen and when that coffee makes contact with your carpets or sofas, time is of the essence. The longer coffee stands, the more difficult it will be to come out and with coffee stains, especially when milk was added, the odors are even worse the stain. When removing the stain and attached odors, we at Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists would like to offer some tips and advice on removing coffee stains and their odors from your carpet.

Coffee Spill Stain Removal Tips

1) Blot excess liquid from carpet. As mentioned before, treating coffee stains the moment after they happened is essential. The longer it can fester, the more challenging it is to remove. Grab a dry cloth or a few paper towels and commence to blot up the liquid until the area is damp. Be sure while you treat the stain, that you blot the outer edges and work your way to the center. Using this method will help localize the stain and keep from spreading out.
2) Apply carpet cleaning solution. Sponge onto the stain the following concoction: 1 tsp white vinegar, 1 tsp liquid dish soap, and 2 cups of warm, not hot, water. Have a few rags ready as one will be used to lightly sponge the solution on the coffee stain and blot the stain, and the additional rags are used to blot excess moisture in between applications to ensure that you do not over saturate. Repeat the technique until stain is dissolved.
3) Do not rub or scrub carpet stains with force. Too often, people attack the stains out of irritation or frustration among other emotions. When treating a stain always blot as opposed to scrubbing or rubbing as it will spread out and absorb more into the fibers and potentially penetrate deep into the carpet padding. To properly treat coffee stains, always blot and if you need to work a cleaner directly into the fibers, use your fingers and minimal pressure.
4) When the coffee carpet stain lingers. Coffee stains are the hardest to remove. Even with proven methods, remnants of coffee stains can persist. If the stain lingers after the prior treatment, try applying a baking soda paste. Create the paste by adding small doses of water a little at a time until it is of toothpaste consistency. Frost the stain with your paste and allow it to complete dry; vacuum away the stain and baking soda. Stain and odors should be gone. If not contact a professional carpet cleaner.

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If you have a coffee or other stain that will not disappear, call in the professionals of Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists and our technicians will use quality equipment and detergents to effectively remove the stain.

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