Whether it’s brown, red, or orange, a soda spill can leave a nasty stain on your rug. Plus if the drink
contains sugar, not only will the area attract bugs, but dust and other particles will also settle leaving a dirty, nasty spot. Here’s the key – as with any spill, you need to act quickly. Before beginning, be sure to test any products or solutions in an inconspicuous area to make sure there is no dye bleeding.
- Blot up as much of the spilled drink as possible using a clean, white cloth or paper towel.
- Mix up a gentle soapy solution using cold water and a mild detergent like Woolite. Gently blot the soapy water onto the area using a clean, white cloth. Be sure not to scrub or rub too firmly.
- Rinse the area thoroughly with plain water and blot dry with a clean, dry, white towel.
- Another option is to use a store-bought spray cleaner. Use caution if choosing an oxygenating carpet spotting product. They are made from diluted hydrogen peroxide so if the area isn’t rinsed thoroughly, the product will continue working and eventually pull the color from your rug.