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Tips in Removing Plant Fertilizer Stains on Your Carpet

Posted on: February 6, 2013

Having some plants inside the home can be a really good idea. It can improve the appearance of your interior while also providing a certain unique element of nature to your house. Taking care of plants though can be a bit challenging at times as you would need to do the right things in order for the plant to grow naturally and beautifully.

One way to ensure that this happens is by using plant fertilizer. The fertilizer will definitely help a lot in maintaining and growing your plants at home. While it can be very helpful in growing your plant, it can also be a source of cleaning problems though if you sometimes get some of it on your carpet.

Cleaning plant fertilizer on the carpet is a tough job but you need to do it if you want your carpet to stay clean and beautiful. Check out the tips below to help you in facing this very troublesome task and in solving it as easily as possible.

• Start by clearing out all of the excess plant fertilizer on your carpet. You need to immediately remove all of the loose fertilizer by scooping it up using a spoon or a dull knife. This will help you avoid making the problem worse by letting the fertilizer set on your carpet.
• After removing the fertilizer, the next thing that you would need to do is to blot the affected area of the carpet a couple of times with a clean white cloth. This step is intended to remove some more of the foreign material while also helping remove any moisture.
• You will need some cleaning solution if you want to get rid of the stain that the fertilizer has caused and if you don’t have any commercial cleaning products around you can opt to make on yourself. Try mixing one teaspoon of non-bleach laundry detergent with three cups of water and then place this inside a spray bottle and bring it with you to the stained area of the carpet.
• Apply the homemade cleaning solution on the fertilizer stain and then allow it to set for a couple of minutes. Then, get a clean white cloth and use it to blot the area repeatedly. Continue blotting the stain until all of it is removed.
• Rinse the carpet area you just cleaned with a glass of room temperature water to help avoid having any residue left on the carpet fibers. Afterward, dry it with some clean rags and you’re through.

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