Removing coffee and tea spills from carpet and textiles can vary in success based on a number of factors as explained below. When you consider that both coffee and tea are used in the Middle East to dye wool rugs, it’s understandable that complete removal from natural fibers can take considerable efforts. Depending on the individual fiber types and if any sort of stain protection was applied, in many situations 100% removal may not be possible.
Additives in either drink, such as milk, sugar, added dyes used in manufacturing, etc, can complicate the removal process. The size and penetration of the spill will also influence the amount of effort and number of attempts needed for complete removal. If the liquid penetrated through the backing or padding, the spot may return after the carpet dries. Mist fresh 3% hydrogen peroxide on the area and gently blot with a microfiber towel to eliminate the spot.
Please follow the guidelines below.
1. Blot the area (if still moist from the spill) with a dry absorbent cloth.
2. Blot with a cloth dampened with clear water. Microfiber cloths are ideal for this purpose.
3. If the spot remains, mix a few drops of liquid dish soap with a cup of water in a spray bottle and mist onto the area.
4. Repeat until the spot disappears.
5. Residual discoloration may be removed by applying 3% hydrogen peroxide, and leaving it work. This may take several hours or a few attempts
6. If you own a home spotting or carpet cleaning machine, rinse the area with clear water only after no evidence of the spot remains.
7. If you own a home spotting or carpet cleaning machine, rinse the area with clear water only after no evidence of the spot remains.
8. If these procedures do not work, call us!