The Spotlight – Mustard Stains

Categories: Carpet Cleaning Tips, The Guide to Carpet

Good old mustard – a vinegary bite to compliment ketchup. This condiment is a common sight on burgers, hot dogs and (if your guests are careless) your carpets.

Don’t panic – here’s what you’ll do:

Gather Up:
Neutral Detergent
White Vinegar
Non-Alkaline Dish Detergent
Spray Bottle
Clean Towels
Mixing Bowl
Spoon

- Step 1 -
Use the spoon to scoop up as much mustard as you can.

- Step 2 -
In the bowl, mix a teaspoon of a neutral detergent with a teaspoon of vinegar and a quart of water. Put the solution in the spray bottle.

- Step 3 -
Spray the spot and let the solution dwell for a minute. Take a clean towel and blot the spot, working from the outside edge toward the center. Continue to apply solution and blot until no more mustard comes up.

- Step 4 -
In the bowl, mix a few drops of the non-alkaline dish detergent with a cup of water. Put the solution in the spray bottle.

- Step 5 -
Spritz the area you’ve treated. Take a clean towel and blot the area.

- Step 6 -
Fill the spray bottle with water and spritz the area (this will help remove any residual product).

- Step 7 -
Take a clean towel and blot the area until dry.

- Step 8 -
(Optional) Lay a clean, dry towel over the area and a sheet of plastic on top of that. Place a heavy weight on the towel and let it sit for several hours to absorb any residual moisture.

And that should take care of the yellow splotch. Thanks to Howtocleanstuff.net for the great solution! There is a final step you’ll need to add – find whoever dropped their hot dog and give them a piece of your mind! : )

We hope these tips help you out! If you ever find yourself faced with a stain you can’t quite tackle or a carpet that needs to be saved, give us a call at 1-877-OXIFRESH or schedule online!