Picture this: you’re carrying a fresh, hot cup of coffee into the living room to get a caffeine fix before you start your day, then whoops - a stumble or unsteady hand causes a spill and you have a brown stain on your nice clean carpet.
When you’re dealing with ‘colourful’ stains like coffee (whilst juggling a meeting), it’s easy to get flustered and panic about how to get coffee stains out of carpet.
But don’t worry, BISSELL has you covered!
How To Get Coffee Stains Out Of Carpet?
Regardless of whether your carpet is dark or light-coloured, coffee stains on a carpet are just not a pretty picture. In fact, we would go as far as saying that removing coffee stains from your carpet (no matter how small) will lift the entire appeal of your room.
To get coffee stains out of the carpet, follow these 5 simple steps:
- Step 1: Act quickly.
- Step 2: Pretreat the stain with a cloth and solution.
- Step 3: Deep clean and vacuum the stain.
- Step 4: Allow the carpet to dry.
- Step 5: Spot clean the area to finish.
Step 1: Act Quickly
Like with most carpet stains, the best way to remove coffee stains from your carpet is to act quickly. The sooner you can pretreat or blot the carpet, the less amount of time the coffee has to sink into the deeper fibres of your flooring.
It goes without saying that, when cleaning your entire household, the sooner you can get to dirt and grime, the better for both you and your family. And, cleaning coffee stains from your carpet is no different!
So, stop reading this for a second and get to work!
Step 2: Pretreat the stain
Okay, now that you’re acting quickly, the next step to removing coffee stains is to grab a cloth and one of our stain removal formulas to pretreat the fabric. Particularly for getting coffee stains out of carpet, we recommend the Twin Pack Stain Pretreat as the unique formula was specially developed to penetrate and loosen tough stains.
Not able to tackle the stain right when it happens? No problem. Break out the BISSELL Oxygen-based carpet cleaning formulas - the oxygen molecules quickly ‘eat’ the stain away, making it easy to remove even the toughest of coffee stains. Now the coffee stain is primed and ready to be removed by a portable deep cleaner or carpet washer.
Step 3: Deep clean and vacuum
Once you have blotted the carpet and pretreated with a stain solution, the next step is to deep clean and vacuum the surface area. Our range of portable carpet cleaners and carpet washers are designed to handle tough stains like coffee. Heatwave Technology helps maintain constant water temperature throughout the cleaning process, so the cleaning solution is able to get deep into the carpet fibres and break up set-in stains. Then, powerful suction eliminates the mess and leaves carpets looking fresh and clean.
What’s more, each model comes with a variety of accessories and parts, so you’ll be able to remove coffee stains in hard to reach places like under the couch or on the stairs. BISSELL carpet washers and portable carpet cleaners are highly effective with just water, but if you’re looking for a bit of extra kick, mix in some OXY Boost Formula.
Simply add to your tank along with water and clean like you normally would. The oxygen in the enhancer creates a reaction with the stain on contact to remove the toughest of coffee stains.
Step 4: Allow the carpet to dry
After you have deep cleaned the stain with a portable carpet cleaner, allow the carpet to air dry. You can open doors and windows to increase the airflow in the room or add oscillating fans to speed drying. If you’re worried about a lingering coffee smell - sprinkle a carpet deodorizer on the carpet, let it sit for 15 minutes and then vacuum it up
After all, your carpet will be slightly wet due to the pretreatment and deep clean. So, there will be no way of telling whether there are still any remaining coffee stains beneath the surface of your carpet until it’s dry.
Whatever you do, make sure that you do not scrub the coffee stain as this will only spread the stain across the carpet, rather than remove it.
Step 5: Spot clean the area
Once the area is dry, you will have better visibility over whether the coffee stain has completely been removed or whether there are still some slight blotches. If the latter, a handy product such as the Bissell SpotClean Turbo will be extremely useful here to power-blast away the remaining fragments of coffee.
Not only will the SpotClean Turbo powerfully clean even the most rigid of coffee stains, it will also kill any odour-causing bacteria too. After all, this is your home and there’s nothing like a nice-smelling home!
Don’t believe us? Take a look at the SpotClean Turbo carpet cleaner in action
The Final Word
Congratulations - the coffee carpet stain is busted!.
Before you put your cleaning arsenal away, it’s a good idea to contact or check your carpet manufacturer or retailer for specific cleaning how-to's. For example, on upholstery, look for a manufacturer's cleanability code tag. If the fabrics coded "WS" or "W" it's safe to clean. If your tag is coded "X" or "S", it is not safe to clean. For carpet, test a small hidden area of your carpet; if the colour of your carpet is affected do not use this product. Understanding the cleaning requirements for your carpet can help take the effectiveness of BISSELL’s products to the next level.
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