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The dyes in Kool-Aid, Gatorade and Jell-o generally result in a permanent stain. However, you can still try to remove carpet stains caused by these products. The newest technology uses peroxide and detergents to penetrate the soiled area to remove the stain and deactivate the odor. Simply spray a product such as Bio-OX Citrus Concentrate on the soiled area, and then allow it to penetrate for approximately five minutes. Using a clean white absorbent cloth, blot the area, pressing down firmly (do not rub) for 30 seconds. Repeat this blotting process until the area is dry. If the odor persists, repeat the process. Another option for cleaning carpet stains such as these is to use ordinary household and blot at the stain using a clean cloth. When cleaning carpet stains with ammonia, wear a mask or turn you head so you don't inhale the fumes.
use ordinary household WHAT???? I think a word was left out.
I found a tip on another site that really worked. You use 1/2 tsp dawn dish soap; 1/2 tsp tide; 4 cups of hot water. Pour the water on the stain, place a WHITE towel over the top and iron with a hot iron. It worked like magic. The cloth started turning pink in about 5 minutes. It took a few times, but the stain is almost completely gone!!
|Sheri Ann Richerson|