Nearly every child I know, (and quite a few adults) adore tomato sauce. That sharp, tangy taste has the potential to transform numerous bland and boring meals into something just that little more exciting. The problem is that kids have an inbuilt ability to spill tomato sauce, invariably on your nice clean carpet. Now you could ban your kids from ever eating tomato sauce again in your home, but that might be a little extreme. So here is the advanced method of removing tomato sauce from your beautiful carpet.
The good news is that you will not need any harsh or abrasive chemicals; in fact, you are likely to have most of the necessary equipment in your home already. You will need some type of blunt scraping tool; a butter knife is a perfect example: clean white towels or cloths, lemons, cold water, and some dry cloths.
1 TAKE YOUR TIME
Whenever you see the bright red sauce explode onto your carpet, the first thing you want to do, after screaming is start rubbing furiously, but the secret is to take your time. Take your butter knife and slowly try to scrape away the excess ketchup. The priority here is to not spread the sauce over a more significant area, which is one of the reasons why it is essential to take your time.
2 LEMONS ARE YOUR FRIEND
Lemons are one of the best-kept secrets in the war against dirt and stains, and the perfect antidote to tomato sauce. Slice a lemon in half and squeeze the powerful juice onto a clean cloth. Gently dab the stain with the cloth; you can also roll the cloth across the stain, but do not be tempted to rub the stain, as that increases the risk of the tomato sauce being ground deeper into the carpet. This may need to be repeated on numerous occasions, but keep persisting, and your efforts will be rewarded.
3 RINSE THE AREA WITH COLD WATER
Many people fail to realize that one of the key ingredients of Tomato sauce is, in fact, sugar, and we all know that sugar can become very sticky. The best way to counteract this, once we have gotten rid of the red stain is to rinse the area with cold water. This will quickly dilute and dissolve the sugar and is the penultimate step on your mission.
4 DRY THE AREA
The final piece of the jigsaw puzzle is to dry the area thoroughly. Use another clean cloth, or if you prefer some paper towels to pat the area dry. Another simple but obvious tip is to place a small fan beside the area, which will aid the drying process.
This is a relatively easy and slow process, but if you would like the professional carpet cleaning Perth experts to give your carpet a clean new look with no stains, contact us now. We provide numerous cleaning methods including carpet steam cleaning as well as carpet dry cleaning.