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How to Clean Up Spilled Rice on Your Carpet

Posted on: November 20, 2012

If you love Asian or Indian food, then you are probably eat your share of rice. Rice can be a delicious component making the Asian or Indian dish complete and even more delectable.

But rice can be an issue at times when it comes to home cleaning. Rice can accidentally get dropped on your carpet and can cause your carpet fibers to stick together. This can ruin your carpet’s appearance and is something that you don’t want to happen in your home.

A lot of homeowners are having issues with spilled rice on the carpet yet not all of them know how to handle this problem properly. If you are one of these people who are frustrated with having spilled rice ruin your carpet then you should check out the guide below to help you out.

Pick Up Spilled Rice ASAP

It is important to clean up the spilled rice as soon as possible. This is to prevent the rice from setting or getting stepped on, which can make the mess even more difficult to clean up. As soon as you discover the spilled rice, it is imperative that you try to fix the mess right away.

The first thing that you should look to do is to remove the spilled rice before it causes an even more troublesome mess. Use a dull knife to carefully extract it and remove it from the carpet fibers. You may not be able to remove all of it entirely but just try to get out as much it as you can.

Clean the Stain on the Carpet

Next, if the spilled rice causes a stain then you have to deal with it next. Spilling plain rice won’t leave a very noticeable mark but for other recipes where rice is topped with certain sauces, then you may have to work a little harder to get rid of the resulting stain. You will need to make a cleaning solution by following the succeeding step.

First, mix a teaspoon of non-bleach laundry detergent and combine it with a cup of warm water. Then, place the resulting solution in an empty spray bottle. Apply it onto the stained area and then gradually blot the stain. Continue doing this until you are able to remove all of it completely.

Flush out any residue that could get left behind by using a cup of water to rinse the area you cleaned. Then, dry it completely by using clean rags or towels.

If there’s still a stain on your carpet or you’re worried about the rice sticking the fibers together, give the professionals at CLEAN Choice Cleaning & Restoration a call for carpet cleaning services today!

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