Coffee has forever been the number one morning companion for those seeking a quick pick me up or energy boost to get through the day. The results of coffee intake were actually realized by Ethiopian shepherds. They saw firsthand the profound caffeinated effects of coffee when they noticed their goats started dancing energetically after eating coffee berries. Most coffee drinkers don’t realize that coffee beans start out as berries; red coffee berries. What most coffee drinkers do realize is the frustrating task of removing a coffee stain from a table cloth, shirt, blouse, or even worse, their carpet. Coffee is one of the more potent liquids that can penetrate the fibers of your carpet and be extremely difficult to remove, especially if not cleaned up right after the spill occurs.
Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk … or Coffee!
Coffee spills can become more complicated when they contain dairy ingredients like milk or cream. A coffee spill containing dairy will become smelly and is more likely to house bacteria if not cleaned up immediately. Coffee that has added sugar will also make stains much more difficult to remove, as sugar attracts even more dirt and grime to the area, sticking to the carpet fibers. As with all spills, your best chances of avoiding a permanent stain is to act quickly. Blotting the spill with a dry, clean towel is the first step to removing the coffee. Remember to blot and not rub, rubbing the coffee with the towel will only force the coffee more deeply into the carpet’s fibers. Carefully blotting the coffee spill will allow the coffee to soak up into the towel, rather than spreading it more into your carpet.
Clean up Coffee Spills on Carpet Right Away
After blotting your coffee spill carefully with a clean towel, lightly scrubbing the area with a mild mixture of warm water, a small amount of vinegar and liquid detergent will assist in removing the brown colored spot from the spill. In most cases, this will remove any potential stain. The chances of the stain being completely removed increase greatly if you attack the spill immediately after it occurs. Remember that every minute that a coffee spill is allowed to sit, the longer it has to sink deeply into your carpet’s fibers, making it extremely difficult to remove and almost always will leave a stain that will be impossible to remove on your own.
Professional Carpet Cleaning & Stain Removal
Accidents do happens and coffee spills are bound to occur, so getting into the habit of cleaning up a spill right after it happens is a great habit to get into. This will greatly assist in keeping your carpet looking new and spotless. Unfortunately some spills are going to leave a stain, no matter how hard we try to get rid of it. The best and most effective way to remove coffee stains from your carpet is to call in a professional to get the job done. Direct Carpet Cleaners is skilled and experienced in completely removing coffee stains, leaving your carpet looking like new. Contact Direct Carpet Cleaners to remove any coffee or other type of stains from your carpet.