How to get mud out of carpets
Category: Carpet Cleaning
And that can be a killer when it comes to keeping your house clean at this time of year. After all, it's so easy to walk mud and dirty water inside, so you end up with a mess on your carpet.
It can be worse still if you have children, as they'll often forget to wipe their feet and take off their shoes when they walk inside.
Also, what if you have pets? Who's to say what kind of muck they will pick up while they are on the move outside during the autumn?
So what should you do to make sure mud in carpets doesn't stain?
Well, the first thing we would advise is to let the mud dry first. This might seem completely the wrong thing to do, but rubbing mud while it's wet will just cause it to penetrate the carpet's fibres even more.
Once it has dried, get the hoover out to remove any dirt and then apply a detergent with warm water, gently dabbing it on the stain rather than rubbing it.
The only time our advice to let the mud dry first doesn't apply is if the mud is exceptionally wet.
Of course, this is a bit of a judgement call, but you will see whether it might be best to blot the dirty patch with a towel before the moisture gets too far into the carpet.
As we said earlier though, don't rub as that will make it worse. After absorbing the worst of the moisture in a towel, leave it to dry and wait to clean it as we've just described.
If you find yourself struggling to remove a muddy stain from your carpet, there's always the option of bringing in a professional cleaning service.
They will be equipped with more powerful equipment than you will have at home, so they will be in a much better position to get rid of even the toughest of stains.