Many people love drinking tea for its many health benefits and calming effects. Some simply enjoy warming themselves up with a hot cup of tea without spending calories. Inevitably, tea drinkers will eventually run into a few spills from time to time. When tea spills onto the carpet, it can leave behind stubborn stains. For those who have had a few spills and need help removing tea stains, Tough Carpet Cleaning will share a few methods of removing tea stain out of carpets.
Removing Tea Stains with Dish Soap
It is best to clean up any stain as soon as it occurs. If you are able to clean the stain when the spill first occurs, take a dry white cloth and begin blotting at the stain. You want to soak up as much moisture as possible. Pour a small amount of water on top of the spill to help dilute the tea. Again blot with a dry cloth. Next, mix together liquid dish soap with water to create a soapy mixture. With either a sponge or cloth, dip it into the mixture and apply the cleaning mixture by blotting. It will be tempting to scrub at the stain. However, this will spread the stain, making it bigger. As the stain dissolves, use water and pour it over the area to help rinse the soap out of the carpet. Blot it dry.
Baking Soda Tea Stain Carpet Removal
This second methods starts by putting a cup of baking soda into a bowl. With a clean white cloth mix the cloth around in the baking soda so the cloth is covered and coated with baking soda. Next place the cloth over the stain, the baking soda should help draw the moisture deep from out of the carpet. Depending on the type of tea, this may remove any traces of the stain. However, darker tea may need more work. Repeat the first cleaning method using dish soap and water to remove the stain. Make sure to vacuum the baking soda away before using the soap and water to remove the stain.
How to Remove Tea Stains on Carpet with Vinegar
Another method for dealing with tea stains is by using white wine vinegar. Start by mixing together one cup of warm water with a half cup of vinegar and put it into a spray bottle for ease of use. Spray the vinegar directly over the stain and let the vinegar set on the stain for 5 to 10 minutes. With a clean cloth, lightly scrub the stain. Reapply the spray as needed and continue until the stain disappears. Make sure you rinse the area with cold water and blot dry. This method works well for older dry tea stains.
Removing Carpet Tea Stains with Salt
When the stain first occurs, like the first method, blot the area with a dry cloth to absorb as much of the stain as possible. Next pour a generous amount of salt on top of the stain and then add a little bit of club soda. Let the two ingredients set on top of the stain for a short period of time (about 5 to 10 minutes). Remove as much of the salt as possible. You may need to use a shop vacuum. Rinse the area with cold water and blot dry. Thoroughly vacuum the area in case there is some stray salt left behind.