Now that the Easter festivities for 2015 have come and gone you may have noticed that some of the fun from the past holiday has landed on your carpet. One stain that is quite common and tends to freak home owners out is egg dye on the carpet. Here are some ways to get that egg dye out of the flooring and get your carpets back in great shape.
Helpful Stain Treating Tips: Treat a stain as soon as you see it, always make sure to test new cleaning solutions in unseen areas before using on stains and blot, blot, blot never rub.
Mix ¼ teaspoon of mild dishwashing liquid with one cup of warm water. It is important that you use dish liquid and not laundry detergent or dishwasher detergent as these soaps contain ingredients that can dye your carpet. Dawn is a good hand dishwashing liquid to use for this solution. Use clean white cloths or paper towels to apply detergent to stain and blot until the egg dye no longer transfers to the cloth. Make sure to rinse the solution completely from the carpet. If dye does not come out completely try the cycle again. If dye still remains move on to solution two.
Mix one tablespoon of ammonia with one cup of water. Take the ammonia solution and apply the same method as above with the dish washing liquid. IMPORTANT: Be very careful with ammonia and make sure to test in an unseen area first, ammonia can pull dye out of carpet.
If you have tried both cleaning solutions and there is still egg dye on the carpet it is time to call in a trained professional cleaner.