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How To Remove Milk From Carpet


Spilled Milk


To clean milk from synthetic carpet, follow the procedures listed below.  Begin with step one, progressing only to the next step if necessary.  Remember that you always want to use the gentlest approach to cleaning a carpet stain first.


(Begin with step 1, if the stain remains then proceed to the next step. Always test the following stain removal solutions in an inconspicuous area first to make sure they won't damage your carpet.)

Synthetic Carpet

1.  Soak the area liberally with warm water (not hot).  Blot dry with paper towels.  Re-soak and re-dry area until the milk has been removed from the carpet.

2.  Use a dry cleaning solvent such as Carbona or Energine. Dry cleaning solvent should never be used on polyester.

3.  Use a detergent solution by mixing one teaspoon of clear dish washing liquid with one cup of warm water.  Make sure the water is not hot.


Spilled milk on carpet is yet another job for Fluffy!  Simply grab your cat and put her near the milk.  Come back ten or fifteen minutes later and Voila!  The milk is no more!  Pat Fluffy on her cute little head and go on about your business.

If you are unfortunate enough not to possess your own Fluffy (Insert sad face here) then you must follow the steps above.  Be sure to deal with spilled milk on carpet immediately as it will go sour very quickly.  Milk left on carpet over the span of a few days smells truly awful!  Spilled milk on carpet is one of those liquids that you cannot afford to wait on.  Get that stuff up!