Pomegranate juice is the new craze in the health juice industry. Be careful though. Pomegranate juice is great for your health but it is a nasty stain. Learn to remove pomegranate juice stains from our blog:
Have you eaten a pomegranate before? It is not exactly an easy task.
You have to cut the pomegranate open then peel away each pomegranate kernel, then carefully suck the juice out and spit out the seed.
No matter how careful you are, you will most likely end up with pink hands and pomegranate juice stains on your shirt.
You don’t have to eat pomegranates to enjoy their taste and health benefits. You can drink pomegranate juice instead.
Unfortunately. Just because you don’t have to struggle to figure out how to eat a pomegranate anymore, doesn’t mean you might not end up with a stain. It is not easy to remove pomegranate juice stains from clothing or carpet..
We have provided some helpful steps to remove pomegranate juice stains from carpet.
But quick let’s talk about why everyone is drinking pomegranate juice, besides its rich color and unique taste, it is an antioxidant powerhouse.
Health benefits of pomegranate juice:
- Improves blood flow to the heart
- May reduce plaque from building up in blood vessels and keep cholesterol levels down
- Antioxidants found in pomegranate juice may slow prostate cancer
Cheers to that!
So enjoying a glass of pomegranate juice can be a good thing but not so great when its spills.
Kids are probably most likely to have a spill but truly it happens to everybody.
So if you find that pomegranate juice has made its way to your carpet we have provided some assistance.
Remove Pomegranate Juice Stains
- Blot as much juice as possible with paper towel or a clean white cloth. It is important to address the stain immediately so it does not set.
- Spray or sponge some water on the stain. Dab or spray lukewarm water to dampen the stain. Do not get the carpet too wet, or the stain may spread.
- Blot the water. Pressing paper towel or clean cloth to soak up the water. Never use a circular motion to clean up spills, this will spread the stain. If needed damp the area with water again and blot again.
- Mix the cleaning solution. Add ½ teaspoon mild, non-bleaching detergent to 1 liter of warm water. Mix the solution thoroughly.
- Test the solution. Before you apply the cleaner, you should test it in a small inconspicuous area like the corner of a closet, to be sure the solution does not damage the carpet. Wait a few minutes. If the solution discolors or causes any damage to the carpet remove it immediately with cold water and a sponge.
- Apply the solution. If you tested the cleaner and it did not cause any damage, apply it to the stain. Using a sponge or clean white cloth sponge the solution onto the area liberally. Then lay the cloth over the stain.
- Massage the cloth with a spoon. Using the back of a kitchen spoon gently press down on the cloth. Work your way all over the cloth. Start on the outside and work your way toward the center in a spiral motion to prevent the stain from spreading. This works the solution into the carpet without rubbing the stain further in or damaging the carpet fibers.
- Continue blotting. Blot the stain with a paper towel or new clean cloth. If needed repeat step again. Continue blotting until there is no trace of the stain on the towel when you blot.
- Rinse the area. Spray or sponge cold water onto the area. Soap left behind on carpet will attract dirt and dust and become discolored.
- Dry the carpet. Place a clean, dry towel of paper towel over the damp area. Place a plastic bag over them and then place something heavy on like a heavy book. Level this for at least a few hours, overnight is best, before removing the towel. The stain should be gone and the drying process should lift even the deep stains out so it does not reappear.
Professional Carpet Cleaning Service
Even if you follow our tips to remove pomegranate juice stains from carpet the stain might still not be gone. Some stains are more difficult than others depending on what it is.
A darker juice like grape or pomegranate may be more difficult than other juices, like orange juice, to remove.
If you cannot remove juice stains then call Chem-Dry of Auburn/Lincoln at (530) 889-1144.
Chem-Dry of Auburn/Lincoln carpet cleaning uses the finest green and eco-friendly cleaning products with the most innovative equipment to fight almost any kind of stain you can imagine.
Chem-Dry of Auburn/Lincoln will also remove pomegranate juice stains from furniture too with our professional upholstery cleaning service.
Your best chance to successfully remove juice stains is to address them immediately. Don’t delay in contacting Chem-Dry.