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How to Get Laundry Detergent out of Carpet - Castle Rock CO

How to Get Laundry Detergent out of your Carpet - Castle Rock CO

How to Get Laundry Detergent out of your Carpet - Castle Rock CO

 
Steam cleaning is the last step of the process to get laundry detergent out of carpet. (Photo contributed by Angie's List member Brian K., of Avon Lake, Ohio)

Steam cleaning is the last step of the process to get laundry detergent out of carpet.

Laundry detergent is one most common household items found within the home. If you spill detergent on carpet, you could spend hours trying to remove it because the liquid, which is very thick, gets deep into carpet fibers.

It could take several hours for you to even make a dent. One of the best ways to take care of the problem is to use a heavy-duty wet/dry vacuum cleaner as well as a steamer.

Here's a quick guide to help you remove laundry detergent from your carpet.

Run your kitchen faucet until the water is as hot as it can get

Make sure the water is at its highest temperature to effectively remove the laundry detergent from your carpet. Fill a clean spray bottle with the hot water.

Spray down the entire surface of the affected area of carpet

Cover the area that has the laundry detergent embedded in it with the hot water. Run your hand over the carpet until it feels sudsy like a sponge. The use a wet/dry vacuum cleaner to clean up excess water from the carpet. After you have vacuumed up the excess water, the carpet fibers will still be wet.

Allow the carpet to sit for a couple of minutes

This will allow the laundry detergent to separate from the fibers. Repeat the process with your high-powered vacuum cleaner until you have gotten most of laundry detergent out of the carpet. Use a towel to dab the carpet until the rest of the laundry detergent has come up.

Although it may seem that the carpet is clean and all of the laundry detergent has been removed, there are still particles embedded in the fibers that could potentially damage your carpet or harm your pets.

Rent a steam cleaner or borrow one from a friend

Once you have successfully extracted most of the laundry detergent from the carpet, fill the steam cleaner up with the cleaning solution provided with the unit and then fill the water container to the fill line. The fill line should be at the front or back of the water tank. Do not overfill the tank as this could damage the unit. Run the steam cleaner over the spot on the carpet until the carpet fibers feel like they have gone back to their normal texture.

Consider hiring a carpet cleaning service

If you don't want to undergo the task of getting laundry detergent out of your carpet yourself, contact a highly rated carpet company that specializes in stain removal. Professional carpet cleaning companies have specialized equipment to remove the detergent and leave your carpet fresh. Carpet cleaning companies use specific steam cleaners and chemicals to break down the detergent components. You can even contact a carpet company after you have tried to remove the detergent yourself.

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