Fresh milk is always a very important part of our diet. If it is not a part of yours then you should start now as fresh milk has a lot of health benefits that you must not overlook. It is not only tasty but provides our bodies with our daily requirement for calcium as well as a whole lot of other vitamins and minerals.
Kids and adults alike love to drink milk. Homeowners though can sometimes be annoyed with milk if it mishaps occur and it gets on the carpet causing a big mess. Fresh milk spills happen quite commonly as kids are always playing around while they are eating or drinking. If this happens in your home, don’t be frustrated as cleaning up this mess is very doable. Just read the steps below to guide you on how to properly handle milk spills on your carpet.
- Remove the Spilled Milk Immediately – It is important to act quickly and get your cleaning materials on hand to clean up the mess. This is because it is vital that you extract the spilled milk as soon as possible to avoid having it spread to other areas of the carpet. You can remove the milk by using a clean cloth and dabbing the affected area using it. Do this until all of the excess milk is removed.
- Make a Cleaning Solution for the Milk Stain – The next thing that you will need to do is to create a cleaning solution for the milk stain. One example of an effective cleaning solution is one that you can make yourself by mixing a teaspoon of non-bleach laundry detergent with ¾ liters of water. Just make sure that the detergent you are using does not contain any bleach as this can be disastrous on your carpet.
- Apply the Cleaning Solution on the Milk Stain and Blot the Affected Area – Now that you have the cleaning solution ready, pour some of it on the stain that the milk spill has caused on your carpet. Let it set for a couple of minutes before using a clean white cloth and blot the stained area. Blotting will help lift the stain from the carpet and onto the cloth’s surface. Continue doing this until all of the stain is gone.
- Rinse the Carpet with Water – The last step is to rinse the carpet with water in order to remove any excess cleaning solution residue. Then, simply use a wet/dry vac or a clean rag to dry the area thoroughly before you can use it again.