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How To Remove Salsa From Carpet





To clean salsa 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   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.

2.  Mix together 1 tablespoon of white vinegar with 2 cups of warm water. Make sure the water is not hot.


Margarita night is fun. Cleaning up? Not so much. After a fun night of movies, margaritas, chips, and salsa, you may discover that someone has left you a small gift on the carpet in the form of a salsa stain. Better that than a dye filled margarita. At least you've got a chance with this one.

To clean salsa from carpet, begin by scooping up as many of the chunks as you can with a spoon. Blot up the liquid with paper towels. Be careful not to rub at the stain. Blot at it gently.

Now mix together the detergent solution listed in step one. Use a clean sponge or cloth to gently blot the solution onto the salsa stain. Blot it on with your sponge and blot it off with paper towels. Continue until you've removed as much of the stain as possible. Rinse the area thoroughly with plain water and dry with paper towels. Never rub at a stain as you may damage the carpet.

If the stain remains, mix together the vinegar solution listed in step two. Using a clean sponge, blot it on and blot it off with paper towels. Repeat as necessary until the salsa stain is gone. Rinse the area with plain water to remove the vinegar smell and pat dry with paper towels.