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How to Remove Mud from Carpet

*Before attempting to remove the stain, test an inconspicuous area for color fastness.

Method 1

Here’s What You’ll Need

  1. Vacuum cleaner
  2. Scrub brush or toothbrush
  3. 1/4 teaspoon clear dish-washing detergent (Dawn, Joy, or clear Ivory)
  4. 1 cup warm (not hot) water for solution
  5. Additional warm water for rinsing
  6. Clean dry white cloths or white paper towels
  7. Bowl for mixing
  8. Smooth/flat bottomed baking dish large enough for affected area
  9. Heavy object, like books or a jug of water

Step 1

Vacuum the area as thoroughly as possible.

Step 2

Tap the remaining mud with a scrub brush to loosen the material. It’s important to tap with the brush, do not scrub.

Step 3

Vacuum the area again.

Step 4

Apply mixed detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth or paper towel.

Step 5

Working from the outside in–blot the affected area (do not rub or scrub) Scrubbing could damage the carpet fibers.

Step 6

Using a clean cloth or towel, apply small amounts of fresh water to the carpet to remove the detergent residue. Any detergent left in the carpet can result in re-soiling of the area.

Step 7

If any stain remains, repeat.

Step 8

To speed up the drying process, periodically add fresh paper towels to the bottom of the stack.  This wicking process may take several hours.

Step 9

If stain remains, repeat wicking process.

Method 2

Here’s What You’ll Need

  1. 1/4 teaspoon clear dish-washing detergent (Dawn, Joy, or clear Ivory.
  2. 1 cup warm (not hot) water for solution
  3. Additional warm water for rinsing
  4. Clean dry white cloths or white paper towels
  5. Bowl for mixing
  6. Smooth/flat bottomed baking dish large enough for the affected area
  7. Heavy object, like books or a jug of water

Step 1

Mix detergent and warm water in a small bowl.

Step 2

Using a damp cloth or paper towel, apply the mixed detergent solution to the carpet.

Step 3

Working from the outside in–blot the affected area (do not rub or scrub) Scrubbing could damage the carpet fibers.

Step 4

Using a clean cloth or towel, apply small amounts of fresh water to the carpet to remove the detergent residue. Any detergent left in the carpet can result in re-soiling of the area.

Step 5

To absorb the excess water, apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area. On top of the paper towels place a flat glass baking dish weighted down with books, or other heavy objects.

Step 6

To speed up the drying process, periodically add fresh paper towels to the bottom of the stack.  This wicking process may take several hours.

Step 7

If stain remains, repeat process.

Step 8

If the stain isn’t removed after following these steps, please contact Ayoub N&H for professional cleaning.

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