If you have kids and a carpet, you’ve likely dealt with this problem before. Even if you’re an adults-only household, you probably have either had to live with or live in fear of the nightmare of soda or fruit juice stains on the carpet.

Either way, if you have a nice carpet, you can do whatever you can to protect it, but sooner or later you are going to need to know how to remove juice or soda from a carpet. Here is a method that should help, along with tips for getting soda stains out of a carpet.

Red juice being spilled on a carpet

3 Simple Steps for Getting Liquid Stains Out of Carpet

Whether you are dealing with a juice stain or a soda stain, follow these three steps:

1. Soak up What You Can as Soon as Possible

As soon as the stain occurs, get on it with a paper towel or white rag — dyed rags could bleed color onto the carpet — and blot the area. Blot from outside the stain inward and do not rub, as this could work the stain further into the carpet fibers.

2. Wet Down the Stained Area

Once no more juice or soda is coming onto your towel from blotting, wet down the area with a damp rag or spray bottle to moisten the area and help additional juice or soda separate from the carpet. Repeat the blotting procedure.

3. Apply Cleaning Solution

You can make a safe, effective stain removing solution by combining a tablespoon of your favorite dishwashing liquid with two cups of warm water. Make sure you’re not treating the stain with anything containing bleach or lanolin, which can ruin your carpet. Soak a sponge in the solution and work it into the carpet, then blot the area with a paper towel. Repeat until the stain is gone, then spray the area with water and blot again to get rid of any residual detergent.

Do You Have Other Liquid Stains?

For instructions on how to remove specific liquids see our instructive links below:

Steam Cleaning for Soda or Juice Removal

If you’ve waited too long to try to remove the stain or it’s just too big or ingrained to remove using the above method, it’s time to call in the experts for professional steam cleaning. If you live in Plano, TX, or anywhere else in the north Dallas metropolitan area, it’s time to bring in Cyclone Professional Cleaners.

Cyclone Professional Cleaners is one of the most trusted names in carpet cleaning in Texas, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and well over a decade’s worth of satisfied customers with clean carpets. We have multiple methods of removing stains from your carpet, including powerful truck-mounted steam cleaning machines that are some of the largest in the entire Dallas area. We also provide organic, eco-friendly, residue-resistant cleaning methods for protecting your home and the environment.

We offer a workmanship guarantee — if it’s possible for your carpet stains to be removed, we won’t rest until we’ve finished the job. To say goodbye to those stains right now, contact us online for a free cleaning quote or call us at 972-390-8700 anytime.