Be careful with muddy floors this autumn
Category: Carpet Cleaning
After all, they could be routinely walking in with muddy boots or shoes covered in leafy mulch from the pavement.
This can cause all sorts of problems in the house, as they'll probably leave dirty muddy stains on the carpet with little thought of having to clean it up.
So assuming the job of cleaning falls to you, what can you do to remove the mark?
Perhaps the most important tip is to let it dry first. We know that with most stains, it's best to get there early before it all soaks into every carpet fibre.
But mud is actually easier to remove if it's dry, so it's best to wait a while or else you risk spreading the stain more widely.
You can then use a hoover to get rid of as much dirt as you can, before gently scraping whatever is left on your carpet off, maybe with a kitchen utensil.
You might have to go a step further if you have a pale-coloured carpet, as it could discolour otherwise.
Add some stain remover to some warm water and dab the stain to get rid of the offending mark, before letting it dry.
Of course, another option is to get a doormat and lay down strict ground rules that muddy boots must be wiped at the door.
Alternatively, it could be a good idea to bring in a professional cleaner if the damage has been done and you want someone who can restore your carpet to its former glory, rather than make a bad problem worse.
This could be a good option if you're particularly worried about damaging your carpet - which could easily happen if you're scraping mud off delicate fibres without specialist equipment.