Leave the Playground Outside; Quick Tips for Removing Dirt and Mud from Carpets
Removing Mud and Dirt from Carpet
Dirt, mud and soil stains are some of the worse messes to deal with when it comes to keeping your carpet clean and looking good as new. But there’s no need to get discouraged when the entire little league team tracks a trail of dirt across your home. Rejuvenate’s Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner is the perfect solution to remove muck, mud, grime and more!
As with any stain, it’s best to clean and treat your carpet as soon as possible. But sometimes that’s not feasible, or maybe you’ve just moved in to a new home and lucky you, it’s filled with old, dirty carpet. Ripping out and replacing the carpet is one option, but when your time and budget don’t agree, spot treating with a powerful carpet stain remover is a great option!
Use Bio Enzymes to Treat Carpet Stains
Our bio enzymatic carpet and upholstery cleaner, available in either a 24oz or 1 gallon size, works to quickly and thoroughly tackle spots and stains for instant results on lighter stains. Stubborn stains will continue to fade overnight, at which time you simply vacuum away to revive the fibers and fluff up your carpet.
TIP: if you are unsure about the durability of the carpet (say you just moved into a new apartment at midnight and property management won’t be back on site until 11 am) test the Rejuvenate Carpet Cleaner in a small, inconspicuous area first.
These carpet cleaning tips and tricks can be used to treat a variety of items that are better left outdoors. From potting soil to dust from the sandbox, the carpet stain remover is ready to tackle the mess – no heavy scrubbing necessary!
The method used varies slightly depending on if it’s a dry stain (dust/dirt) or a wet stain (mud/soil).
Treating Dry Carpet Stains
Bringing the great outdoors in is great when it comes to adding a few plants to your home. But it’s not so great when the dirt ends up all over your floor. Cleaning up dirt and sand shouldn’t be a major chore.
If the area hasn’t been soaked with water and is otherwise dry, simply vacuum away the dust and grime! If some of the dry material has worked their way into the fibers, try these tips:
- Spray the area with Rejuvenate’s carpet cleaner.
- Use a microfiber towel to gently agitate the surface of the carpet.
- Once the area has dried, simply vacuum to fluff up the carpet fibers and - guess what!?! – that stain has disappeared!
However; if an entire football field’s worth of mud and dirt was tracked in during the monsoon season then follow these tips to clean that mess away.
Treating Wet Carpet Stains
Mud and muck bring their own special problems when trying to remove them from carpets.
Here’s how to get mud stains out of carpet:
- If a large amount of dirt remains, say you dumped an entire bag of moist potting soil on the new wall to wall carpet, remove as much of the loose material as possible.
- Now it’s time to treat the mess that’s worked its way down into the carpet fibers.
- Generously spray the carpet cleaner on the surface of the stained area.
- Use a clean microfiber cloth or sponge to agitate (gently scrub) the spot and stain remover into the carpet.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 until no more signs of the stain remain.
- Leave the product to work its magic overnight – it will continue to lighten and brighten the stained area!
- While you’re waiting for the carpet to dry – keep off! Walking on the carpet, while it’s still wet or damp, will flatten out the fibers and possibly lengthen the amount of time it takes to dry.
- In the morning, grab your vacuum cleaner to clean up any last bits of dirt and fluff up the carpet fibers so they’re good as new.
TIP: Most carpet manufacturers recommend regular vacuuming to keep your carpet looking its best. Accumulated dust and dirt eventually work their way further and further into the carpet, regular cleaning will keep these particles from becoming deeply embedded in the fibers. Vacuum often to prolong the life of your wall-to-wall.
Share Your Carpet Cleaning Tips
Do you have any special tips and tricks you use to remove stains from your carpet? Leave a comment, and we just may use your suggestions for our next spot and stain removal article!