Are you trapped between those expensive cleaner fluids and your muddy carpet? Not to worry, the stubborn mud stains on your carpet can be quickly eliminated if you know what to use and how to use it.
Whether it’s a simple printed carpet, or a work-filled cashmere carpet, it is not immune to stains, especially during rainy days, or if you have kids and pets roaming around the home.
Normally, mud stains on carpets are considered simple stains. However, there are a different types of stains that need to be distinguished and understood.
Wet mud creates a very strong stain, while dry mud, can be easily brushed away with a neat, close bristle brush. If your carpeting has embroidery work, or is made of woven materials, you’ll want to make sure that these brushes don’t cause any damage to the thread work.
In this case, the safest way to clean is to roll it up, and take it outside where it can dry.
If the mud stain is present on a wall-to-wall carpet, then steam cleaning is probably your best option. You can simply make good use of a steam cleaner in this case.
Cleaning Essentials You’ll Need
To clean any type of mud stain from your carpeting, it’s important for you to make use of the following; especially if you’ve invested in a beautiful and expensive carpet:
- Mild carpet cleaning fluid
- Soap water
- Carpet fibre cleaning liquid
- Cleaning brush/ mud removal brush
- Dry towel
- Steam vacuum
- Dry vacuum
- Hair dryer
This method works great for mud stains on all types of carpeting. It’s a very simple yet really effective method that does not require mammoth labour from your end. It is also unlikely to cause any damage to your carpeting during the process.
In order to carry out this technique, simply blot up the mud spill with a good spot cleaning solution. Then, use a dry towel to dab the area. You must press firmly using your hand until the towel absorbs the moisture. Finally, use a hair dryer, or a dry vacuum, to dry the area.
Soak and Soap
This method works best for small to medium-sized carpets. Just soak the mud-stained carpet in soap water for about 15-20 minutes. Then, use hands to gently rub the mud off. Finally, you can either sun dry it, or simply use a strong dryer.
You can prevent the color of your carpeting from changing by making sure that you don’t use any strong or harsh detergents.
You can even use a bit of dish-wash or hand-wash soap to create an excellent carpet cleaning fluid. They can remove mud stains quickly and effectively, without affecting your carpets color. As always, make sure you proceed with caution.