Coffee coffee stains can leave a carpet looking filthy if not treated with care. This noticeable yellowish-brown tint can easily be mistaken as an over-looked pet mess.
- Dry the spot by blotting with a dry white towel. If there is a substantial amount of spillage, make sure you are not spreading the stain even more by changing cloths as they become saturated with the beverage.
- Try the mixture of vinegar, water, and a small amount of gentle, non-bleach detergent first with the spritzer method, rinse, and repeat.
- There are several products that are sold in stores and other chains that sell specific cleaners for this type of carpet stain. Always perform a patch test to assure no damage from chemicals will present themselves. Use as directed and beware some chemicals are harmful to the skin so wear gloves as a precaution when using these stain removing products.
- There are certain types of carpets such as Polypropylene that will respond safely to a carpet stain treatment of water and diluted bleach. You can prepare a mixture of 1/4 cup of bleach to 1 cup and a 1/4 of water in a spray bottle. Soak with the mixture, blot, rinse with warm water, and repeat until the carpet stain disappears.