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Coffee Spills in the Office

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

Like most offices coffee is everyone's best friend. But what do you do when a cup slips out of someones hand on to the carpet at work? Here are a few steps to make your work carpet like new: 

Step One:

Always start with water!  If you catch the spill immediately, take a clean towel and blot blot blot.  Start at the edges and work your way to the middle.  Spray with water and repeat until the coffee is all removed.  On a still wet stain, this may be all you need to do.

Step Two:

Still stained?  Try foamy white shaving cream.  Gently run into the carpet without pressing (you don't want to push the stain in further).  Allow to stand for a few minutes, then blot.  To rinse, spray with water and blot.  Repeat the process until it is completely rinsed.

Step Three:

Got an already dry stain?  No problem!  Make a baking soda and water paste, run into the carpet, and allow to dry.  Once dry, vacuum up the powder.  You should be stain free!

Step Four:

Stain a tad more stubborn?  Mix one part white vinegar, two parts water and spray directly to the stained area.  Blot with a clean dry towel.  Rinse by spraying water and thoroughly blotting.  Repeat the rinse until all the vinegar is removed.

Step Five:

Once your stain is gone, take a dry towel and lay it over the still wet area, stomp your feet over the towel to remove excess moisture.  Once this area is dry, vacuum to return the carpet to its normal texture.

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