Updated: Jan 27
Kids today love everything about slime. Sure we had Nickelodeon slime back in the day but they YouTube it, they beg you to buy it, and some even love to make it themselves. Every slime parent dreads walking into a room to find old slime from their child's previous adventures hardening to their carpet. Luckily, there are some great quick and easy remedies you can use to get that slime removed from your carpet without having to call a professional.
1. Remove Slime out of the Carpet using White Vinegar
White vinegar is a common household remedy to get rid of a variety of stains including - slime. First, you'll want to remove any excess slime still left on the carpet using a spoon or a kitchen scraper. A putty knife or 5-in1 would work great as well. Next, mix 2/3 cup of distilled white vinegar and 1/3 cup of hot water into a spray bottle and spray this mixture directly onto the slime making sure to saturate the entire area. Allow the mixture to dwell about 3-4 minutes. The acetic acid in white vinegar will work to dissolve the slime. After letting the solution sit, vigorously scrub the slime area with a scrub brush. Then, spray the area with a mist of hot water and dry the carpet with a white towel. You can let the area air dry or use a hairdryer for quicker results.
2. Remove Slime out of your Carpet using Rubbing Alcohol
Rubbing alcohol is one of those household items you never realize how important it is until you need it. It's actually pretty effective with removing slime and the stain from your carpet. Like in the previous method, you'll first want to remove any excess slime using a spoon or putty knife. Next, just pour a good amount of the rubbing alcohol directly onto the slime stain area and allow it to dwell for about 10-15 minutes. After that, wipe the slime away with a soft-bristled brush and hot water. When done you'll want to blot the floor with a clean white towel or sponge to remove the excess moisture left over. Problem solved.
3. Remove Slime from Carpet using WD-40 lubricant
It may sound strange but WD-40 is an awesome water displacement solution capable of removing slime from your carpet. Simply apply the WD-40 directly to the slime on your carpeted floor and let it dwell for 4-5 minute or so. Once the slime softens up, scrub it out with a brush and use a towel to remove it. Next you'll want to spray some hot water onto the stained carpet area and use a dry white towel to blot the excess moisture out.
Pro tip: Be Sure To Properly Dry the Carpet When Done!
Always, always, always, remember to thoroughly dry the carpet when done with the above methods of removing slime ( or any stain for that matter) from your carpet. Otherwise, you risk getting mold and mildew along with foul odors. Prevent this by drying your carpet immediately after doing the above tips by using towels, sponges, microfiber cloths, or hair dryers. You can even run a fan for a few hours in the room or if its a smaller carpet, feel free to let it air dry in the sun for a couple hours as well.
How Do I Remove The Slime Color Stain That Remains After Cleaning My Carpet?
The above methods are great for getting rid of slime but they may not always take the color away with it.
Use Hydrogen Peroxide To Remove The Stain
Hydrogen peroxide is a great all-purpose household cleaner that contains disinfectant and bleaching properties. Mix three tablespoons of 3% hydrogen peroxide with three cups of water into a clean empty spray bottle. Now, spray the solution onto the carpet stained area and let dwell for 2-4 minutes. Once the stain is gone, rinse the area by spraying a light mist of water on the carpet or rug. Then absorb any excess liquid using a sponge or dry towel. You can repeat this process if you are not happy with the initial results.
Pro Tip: Hydrogen Peroxide has bleaching qualities, so it's best to only use this method on light colored carpet.
If the above remedies don’t work as expected or you are worried about damaging your carpet, then call your local service professional for help. If your local to the Richmond, Virginia area, Advantage Carpet Cleaning is here to help! Contact us today for a free quote and we'd be delighted to assist you.
Before using any of the above methods, try them on an inconspicuous spot of the carpet to check for colorfastness,mutations, etc.
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