Whether you’ve spilled Calpol in a zombie like state in the middle of the night, or your little one has spat back 5 mls of what they deem to be poison, a medicine spill on carpet is not what you need. Cough syrups, liquid antibiotics, and pain relief for kids are usually a sticky consistency that cling onto carpet fibres and can seem tricky to remove. Carpets made from natural fibres such as wool will absorb the stain further, where as synthetic carpets keep the stain afloat making it easier to remove.
No matter what the carpet type, Renew’s step-by-step guide will give you the best chance of removing the stain yourself…
For best results get to work on the stain straight away. Always test out any cleaning solutions on an inconspicuous area of carpet first.
How to clean up after a medicine spill on carpet
Scrape off excess medicine with a blunt knife or spoon.
Mix one tablespoon of vinegar and one tablespoon of washing up liquid, to two cups of warm water.
Use a clean cloth to sponge (not rub) the stain with the solution, until it has completely gone. Be sure to work inwards so as not to spread the stain.
Rinse the area with cold water to remove any vinegar/ soapy residue.
Use a clean cloth or paper towel to blot up any excess liquid.
Some stains require professional help! Contact Renew Carpet Cleaning today to book your Carpet Cleaning. No job is too big or too small! To find out more about Renew’s cleaning services, or for more easy stain removal tips, check out our website