Have you ever come in the house only to find your best four legged friend has been playing in the backyard and tracked mud all over the house. The mud can come from your dog that has been playing outdoors or even your kids and family. The weather can change from sunny to rainy without much notice at all. The rain brings in enough moisture that the ground can become saturated and the dirt changes to mud. The mud can then get on the bottom of your shoes and your feet and when you walk in the house the mud comes with you. You want to make sure that you have the right method on cleaning the mud off your carpets. Tough Carpet Cleaning outlines what you can do to get mud off your carpets.
Let Dirt & Mud on Carpet Dry Out
It may seem like a bad idea to let any stain or spill sit instead of getting something out to clean it but mud is treated different. Mud is not something that you want to work with when it is still damp. That is why the first step that you want to take when cleaning mud that has gotten on your carpets is to just wait. You want to allow the mud enough time to dry out and all the moisture dissipate. The mud will then turn into clumps of dirt and then you can work on cleaning it up. If you try to work with the mud when it is fresh you will be creating a larger mess that will likely spread out further. The mud will be dry when you notice that the dirt has shifted to a lighter color and looks more powdery.
Pick Up Dirt & Mud Clumps from Carpet
Now that the mud has had time to dry you can use your hands to grab as many of the dried out clumps as you can. You want to make sure that you have a bag near you so that you can pick up what you can and toss them out. The more clumps that you are able to remove the easier it will be to clean the rest of the space.
Vacuum Carpet to Extract Smaller Soil Particles
You can then use the vacuum cleaner to go over the area. This is a great way to clear away the majority of the dirt that is left behind after you pick up the clumps. You can use the extension on the vacuum if you want to be more precise. Then you can use the regular vacuum to get the rest cleared away and prepare for the final cleaning.
Spot Clean: Now that the mud has been moved away you can use water that is mixed with dish soap. Then you want to wash the area so that any remnants are removed. You want to make sure that you do not saturate the area too much and only clean the exact area.