If you own a carpet, you have no doubt battled a stain before. For many, the best way to make sure you don’t end up with food stains on your carpet is to create a rule that no one ever brings any food into the carpeted area. However, this is not always feasible or desirable, and sooner or later, almost every carpet owner will need some tips for removing food stains from their carpet.

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3 Simple Steps for Removing Food Stains From Carpets

Whether you’ve dealt with removing food stains from your carpet before or want to be ready if you ever have to, follow this three-step food stain removal process.

1. Get Rid of the Food

The first step in getting a food stain out of carpet is removing the offending food. Act as soon as you observe the food making contact with your carpet, remove whatever you can by hand. What you can’t, vacuum up. If food has already become stuck in the carpet, scrape it loose with a butter knife or the edge of a credit card. Do this carefully so as not to damage the carpet fiber.

2. Wet and Blot

Then, blot up any liquid from the stain with a paper towel or white rag. Once you’ve blotted up all you can, spray the area with water from a spray bottle to loosen up as much of the stain as possible from your carpet and continue blotting until no more of the stain will come up onto your rag or towel.

3. Mix up a Stain Fighter

You can mix up a very effective stain-fighting solution by combining a ¼ teaspoon of baking soda and ¼ teaspoon of white vinegar in a cup of warm water. Pour it into a spray bottle and shake it up — you can even add a drop of lemon oil for aroma. Spray the mixture all over the food stain, give it about 10 or 15 minutes to work its way in, then blot it up until the food stain is out of the carpet. Drop on some more baking soda and vacuum over the area at the end to straighten out the carpet.

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Steam Cleaning for Food Stains

This procedure is all well and good, but some stains may be too tough for it. This is particularly likely if you didn’t notice the stain right away and it had time to set. Getting dried food out of carpet is much more difficult. If you have set stains on your carpet, you need more than a do-it-yourself solution. You need the pros.

Texans know that for tough carpet stains and odors, they want the company with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau that also has some of the largest and most powerful truck-mounted steam cleaning machines in the area.

Call Cyclone Professional Cleaners today and we’ll take on your food stains, wine stains, pet stains, or whatever else you can throw at us. That’s our promise and our workmanship is guaranteed. To find out how we can treat your stains now, contact us online for a free estimate or call us today at 972-390-8700 to get started.