How to deal with a soda spill

red soda spilled on the carpet

We’ve all seen it… The moment a soda or drink comes out of the fridge on someone is bound to spill on your carpet. Maybe it will be when your husband reaches for the dip, or when your beloved pet stumbles into the house and knocks over the drinks. Either way, you are left with an unsightly stain on your area rug, carpet, or worse, your sofa. To tackle this problem you’ll need:

Baking Soda
Spray Bottle
Clean Towels
Hydrogen Peroxide

– Step 1 –

Use a clean towel to blot up the soda as quickly as you can. Don’t scrub at the spot or you’ll spread it around – just blot.

– Step 2 –

In a spray bottle, mix one part baking soda with two parts water.

– Step 3 –

Spritz the stain with the mixture and let it dwell for 30 seconds.

– Step 4 –

Blot the spot with a clean towel, working from the outside edge toward the center. Do this until no more of the stain comes up.

– Step 5 –

With a clean towel, blot the area dry.

– Step 6 –

Spritz the area with water and blot dry to remove any remaining residue.

– Step 7 (If Stain Remains) –

Wet a towel with a small amount of Hydrogen Peroxide and blot the spot until no more of the stain comes up.* Spritz the area with water and blot dry to remove any remaining residue.
*Before you start cleaning, make sure you test these solutions on your carpet to ensure there is no color loss. Find an inconspicuous area, blot a small amount of the product onto it and let it dwell for thirty seconds. If you notice any color loss, don’t use the solution. Be sure to rinse and dry the area you tested.
And that should take care of your spot. If it’s a really nasty spill, remember that everyone on the Vegas Cleaners team are stain removal experts. We can help you tackle even the worst spots and spills and bring new life to your carpet.