How To Remove Pumpkin Stains From Carpeting

Now that Fall has shown its face, it’s time to revisit how to remove pumpkin stains from carpeting and upholstery. This article with its helpful tips for you to use comes from The Spruce.

How To Remove Pumpkin Stains From Carpeting

Raw pumpkin or plain stewed pumpkin is an easy to remove vegetable stain until you combine it with eggs, milk, or cream cheese to make those pumpkin pies. So carve your Jack-O-Lantern or enjoy every bite and don’t worry about the stains!

How to Remove Pumpkin Stains From Carpet And Upholstery

When the pumpkin hits the carpet, use that dull knife or credit card edge to lift away all the excess solids. Next, mix one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid with two cups of warm water. Stir well to mix completely.

Using a clean white cloth or paper towel, sponge the cleaning solution into the carpet fibers. Always work from the outside edge of the stain toward the center to prevent spreading the stain even larger.

Next, use a clean dry cloth and blot the area until the solution is absorbed. Repeat the treatment steps a couple of times with the cleaning solution until the stain is removed.

If the stain is not budging at all, create a new cleaning solution of one tablespoon of ammonia and two cups of warm water. Follow the same sponging steps, using the ammonia solution. Again, always work from the outside edge of the stain toward the center.

It is important to remove all of the solutions from the carpet by rinsing because the soap can actually attract soil. Wet a clean white towel or paper towel with plain water and sponge to rinse away any soapy residue. Allow to air dry away from direct heat. Vacuum the stained area to lift the carpet fibers.

For pumpkin stains on most upholstery, follow the same cleaning method as for carpets but take extra care not to over-wet the fabric. If the upholstery fabric is silk or vintage, consult a professional cleaner to prevent damaging the fabric or if you need more stain removal tips.

Click here to view the original article.

If your carpet or upholstery needs a little extra help, contact us today at J and R’s Carpet Cleaning.