Although there are several reasons why salt stains can form on carpet. One known fact is that salt has the power to ultimately leave carpets discoloured and even potentially ruined if stains are left untreated. As a result, there is an easy remedy that will solve such issues and eliminate unsightly spots that can be left behind. This article will discuss one of the main methods for cleaning up salt stains on carpets. While clean up time does not take too long, there may be a little bit of elbow grease required, depending on how deep the stain.
To begin, vacuum up all loose salt that has not been ground into the carpet. Any remaining salt particles that have been crushed into the carpet when walked upon will require a more thorough cleaning. When this is the case, simply take some white distilled vinegar and add some warm water in a bowl. Combining these two cleaning agents will allow the stain to be completely removed should the stain run deeper into the carpet. Once the stained area has been vacuumed and the vinegar/water mixture has been made the next phase in salt stain removal can be continued.
Once the cleaning solution has been prepared, the next step that should be taken is to take a wet sponge and dip it into the water/distilled vinegar mix then scrub the area thoroughly to ensure that the cleaning agent goes deep enough, right where the stain began to form. After running through the stain for the first time, allow the cleaning agent to settle. Give this about fifteen minutes or so before going back to the stained area and scrubbing once more. It may also help to gently dab the stain instead of scrub to remove the salt carpet stain completely.
The final step in the process of removing salt stains from the carpet involves drying the once stained area. To do this simply take a dry rag or towel and scrub the area until dry. This will finish the process and, furthermore, keep mold from forming from a wet piece of carpet. One other piece of advice is that if the humidity is high, then it is advisable to keep a fan running over the area to have it completely dried up, especially if the area is not completely dry. The stain has now been removed.