Methods Of Removing Tomato Puree Stains From Carpets
Tomato puree can leave stubborn stains on carpets. Here are some step-by-step DIY methods that you can follow for removing them from your carpet.
Tomato puree is quite famous for leaving stubborn stains on carpets. In order to remove them you must follow two basic rules — Act fast and don’t rub the affected part. Also do not forget to use some basic cleaning products like hydrogen peroxide, dishwasher detergent, club soda or ammonia. Whatever it is that you use, make sure you act immediately for removing the stain and cleaning the affected area properly.
Stated below is a step-by-step DIY method that you can follow for removing tomato puree stain from your carpet. Have a look:
1. Firstly remove excess sauce from the affected area. You can use a knife or spoon to do this job. Scoop the extra puree and place it in an utensil.
2. Take some cold water or club soda and apply on the stain. You can also use a clean sponge but make sure not to soak the carpet. Remove as much stain as possible by using the damp sponge. Use a dry paper towel to dry the area.
3. Next take one tablespoon of liquid detergent and mix it with two cups of cold water. Then take a clear cloth or sponge and gently stroke the stains with the solution. Rinse the area with cold water.
4.You might find that the stains have disappeared. If so then all you need to do now is dry the spot thoroughly. But if the stains are still there on the carpet, then take a table spoon of ammonia and mix it up with half cup of cold water. Apply the solution to the stain and blot it up.
5. If the stain persists even after application of the ammonia solution then make a solution of hydrogen peroxide by mixing it with three tablespoons of cold water. Apply the mixture on the affected area, cover it up with a cloth or towel and leave for 30 minutes. Check it every 5 minutes in order to make sure that the carpet’s colour is not changing. Rinse it with cold water after 30 minutes.
(Note: Always be careful while using ammonia and hydrogen peroxide. Prefer to use gloves and never mix ammonia with chlorine bleach. It is advisable to do a patch test before applying them on the carpet because they can lighten the darker colours.)
If you believe using strong chemicals would damage your carpet, immediately call a carpet cleaning professional and allow them to handle the problem. In order to maintain the quality and durability of your carpet it is always advisable to appoint an expert who offers steam cleaning in Perth. This is because steam cleaning can naturally remove stains without causing any damage to your carpet.