Clean spilled shampoo from your carpet
Spilling your hair shampoo on the carpet comes with double the consequences. One, your shampoo is gone to waste, and two, the carpet is in disastrous shape.
While you can’t revive the shampoo, there’s an efficient method to clean carpet without spending a dime on professional cleaning.
A shampoo spill isn’t a regular mess – like pet accidents or coffee spills – so most people don’t know how to deal with the situation.
Dabbing or using water to clean the spill makes the mess even worse, considering water is to shampoo what fuel is to fire.
Back in my hotel cleaning days, many guests spilled shampoo on the bathroom rugs and carpets. So believe me when I say, my method for getting shampoo out of carpets works like a charm.
Here are the supplies you’ll need for this method:
Gather your supplies and place the carpet in a traffic-free area in the house.
Make sure to cover the whole affected area and let the towels absorb the moisture. Do not rub vigorously as this would cause the shampoo to go deeper into the carpet fibers.
Allow the towels to remain on the spill for up to fifteen minutes and then remove them.
When you remove the towels, there will still be some soap remaining. Use a wet-dry vacuum to remove the shampoo.
Don’t rush this step. Make sure no shampoo remains inside the carpet.
During this step, suds may form. To prevent that, add a bit of salt to water and spray the solution to the carpet. Then, vacuum the area again until no traces of the shampoo are left.
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Lastly, place a dry towel on the area and let it soak up any excess moisture remaining after vacuuming. Then, turn on the fan and let the carpet dry before taking it back to its original place. Alternatively, you can use a steam cleaner to dry the carpet.
Don’t use the carpet while it’s still wet as it can lead to mold growth (1).
If you don’t have a vacuum cleaner, there’s another way for you. Clean the area with a dry towel to remove the excess shampoo.
Make a cleaning solution using ⅔ cup of water and ⅓ cup of white vinegar. Spray the mixture to the stained area. Again, use a dry cloth to blot the region and remove as much moisture as possible.
You can also use a few drops of your favorite essential oil as an alternative.
You won’t spill shampoo on your carpet every day – at least I hope not – but if you ever do, it’s important to know how to take quick action.
If you think getting wet shampoo out of the carpet is a long and laborious process, you wouldn’t want to deal with dried up shampoo. It’s more complicated.
In most cases, there’s no need for professional cleaning, as the method mentioned above will work. Make sure to start cleaning as soon as there’s a spill.
Now, it’s time for you to try this method and tell me:
Let me know in the comments below.