Baking soda is something of a magical cure-all for most liquid spills, particularly those that also have a foul odor such as urine. The baking soda not only soaks up and absorbs the liquid but it also absorbs the odor. Baking soda is also safe for almost all fabrics, floors and carpets and will actually pull liquid that has seeped down into carpets up to the surface. Just sprinkle baking soda liberally over the spill, let it dry for a few hours and vacuum it up. The baking soda may initially leave a white stain on carpets, but a good brushing will shake the dried baking soda loose and a second vacuuming will clear up the residue. For upholstery and microfiber items, once you have vacuumed up the backing soda, a stiff brush such as shoes shine brush or a clean dish brush with nylon bristles will restore the nap. If you have young children that spill often or pets that regularly have accidents, you can purchase baking soda in 5 lb bags at most membership warehouse clubs like Sam’s Club or Costco or any place that sells swimming pool cleaning supplies.
When red wine spills are still wet, two of the best options are baking soda or salt – both of which will absorb the majority of the liquid, leaving very little leftover stain. Club soda also helps prevent wine from setting into a stain. For dry stains, mix either 4 parts water with one part oxi granules or equal parts hydrogen peroxide and dish soap and pour over the stain. Let sit for 2-3 hours and then place a wet cloth over the stain and then blot with a dry absorbent towel. Continue to trade off until the stain has been absorbed. ChoiceCare Carpet Cleaning @ 912-354-3067. 😀