If you haven't heard, about a year ago teens were eating laundry detergent (despite being old enough to know better) to take part in the Tide Pod Challenge, a viral social media stunt in which you put a coated capsule of laundry detergent, which resembles a gummy candy, in your mouth and record your reaction as the pod dissolves. Please don't do it :)
In the first 15 days of 2018, there were 39 reported cases of intentional Tide Pod ingestion among 13 to 19 year olds, The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported last week.
Now How To Clean on Carpet
Laundry detergent is one of the most common household items found within the home. If you spill detergent on carpet, you could spend hours trying to remove it because the liquid, which is very thick, gets deep into carpet fibers.
Use really hot water and vinegar
Make sure the water is at its highest temperature to effectively remove the laundry detergent from your carpet. Fill a clean spray bottle with the hot water.
Spray the entire affected area of carpet
Cover the area that has the laundry detergent embedded in it with the hot water. Run your hand over the carpet until it feels sudsy like a sponge.
Then use a wet/dry vacuum cleaner to clean up excess water from the carpet. After you have vacuumed the excess water, the carpet fibers will still be wet.
Allow the carpet to sit for a few minutes
This will allow the laundry detergent to separate from the fibers. Repeat the process with your high-powered vacuum cleaner until you have gotten most of laundry detergent out of the carpet. Use a towel to dab the carpet until the rest of the laundry detergent comes up.
Professional carpet cleaning companies have specialized equipment to remove the detergent and leave your carpet fresh. Carpet cleaning companies use specific steam cleaners and chemicals to break down the detergent components. You can even contact a carpet company after you have tried to remove the detergent yourself. Call us if you have any questions 714-600-1467 or 844-4-DirtBuster.