ARTICLE POSTED BY JESSICA BIPPEN OF @NOURISHEDBYNUTRITION
Jessica Bippen, MS RD is the founder of Nourished by Nutrition, where she shares healthy recipes and wellness articles to help support the best version of you. For more everyday musings, feel-good recipes, nutrition tips and a peek into honest motherhood, follow her on Instagram at @nourishedbynutrition.
When summer comes, so does a new category of carpet stains! As a mom of an active toddler, Charlie, getting messy is inevitable. From smashed berries to diaper blow-outs one thing is guaranteed, carpet stains are bound to happen. While I try to embrace those messy moments, I’m not about to embrace a stained carpet.
Thankfully, Biokleen Bac-Out Stain + Odor Remover has changed the way I treat carpet stains. It gives me peace of mind knowing that no matter how bad the mess, stains don’t stand a chance against its bio-enzymatic cleaning power. I love that Biokleen is safe but effective at breaking down and removing tough organic stains and odors. It’s never tested on animals and contains no phosphates, chlorine, ammonia, brighteners, artificial colors, or artificial fragrance. This is extremely important for me when choosing cleaning products. It’s essential for hormone health and makes me feel comfortable using it around the house with Charlie and my two Pomeranians.
The plant-derived and mineral-based ingredients seriously work like magic! I keep Biokleen Bac-Out in my kitchen, laundry room, and Charlie’s room to tackle stains as soon as they happen. But let’s break it down. Here’s your guide to tackling those tough carpet stains.
BABY FOOD STAINS
From smashed peas to juicy berries, food stains don’t stand a chance against Biokleen’s Bac-Out Stain + Odor Remover. To remove food stains from carpet (especially those tough stains like purees or mashed-up foods!) make sure to treat food stains as soon as possible for the best results. You’ll want to carefully remove any food from the carpet, trying your best not to spread the mess or press it further into the carpet. Then simply saturate the stain with Biokleen Bac-Out Stain + Odor Remover. Let it sit for five minutes. After five minutes, you’ll notice the stain has started to lighten in appearance. Blot the stained carpet with a rag to completely remove the stain. For darker stains like peas, tomato sauces, or blackberries you may need to repeat the steps several times before the stain is completely gone.
To tackle beverage stains like juice, formula and breastmilk, you’ll treat them similarly to food stains. Again, I recommend treating the stain as soon as possible for best results. With liquid stains, it’s best to remove excess liquid from the carpet with a clean rag or paper towel. To remove the stain, saturate the carpet with Biokleen Bac-Out Stain + Odor Remover and let sit for five minutes. Let the enzymes work their magic and after five minutes blot the stained carpet with a rag to completely remove the stain. Just like food stains, darker colored beverages like carrot or green juice or a raspberry smoothie may be tougher to get out. Simply repeat the process until the stain is completely gone.
While we all hope pee and poop don’t make their way to the carpet, accidents happen! To tackle pee stains on the carpet, you’ll treat them much like liquid beverage stains. With pee stains, it’s best to remove excess liquid from the carpet with a clean cloth or paper towel. To remove the stain, saturate the carpet with Biokleen Bac-Out Stain + Odor Remover and let sit for five minutes. Let the enzymes work their magic and after five minutes blot the stained carpet with a rag to completely remove the stain.
Poop stains are a little more labor intensive. To start, I recommend putting on gloves. Gloves, really? I don’t know about you but for me, wearing gloves makes it easier to clean up poop and not have to worry about it getting all over my hands or even worse, under my nails. Wearing gloves is especially important if your child has diarrhea and may be sick. This can help prevent you from catching the illness!
Once your gloves are on, grab a roll of paper towels, a piece of cardboard or a spatula that you’re okay with pitching after the cleaning, and a garbage bag. Carefully, scoop the poop from the carpet, trying your best not to spread or mash it into the carpet. You want to get to a point where all you have left is a stain. There should be no standing poop left on the carpet.
Now it’s time to treat the stain. Blot the poop stain removing as much moisture from the carpet as possible. This will make treating the stain easier. To remove the stain, saturate the carpet with Biokleen Bac-Out Stain + Odor Remover and let sit for five minutes. Blot the stained carpet with a rag to completely remove the stain. You may need to repeat the steps several times before the stain is completely gone. After the stain is gone, I recommend going over the area with cold water. I saturate a rag with cold water and blot the area then let it dry.
While your summer messes may be inevitable, your stains don’t stand a chance with Biokleen Bac-Out Odor + Stain Remover. This is my go-to stain solution for carpets (and so much more!). All parents need this in their cleaning arsenal! Enjoy your summer without worrying about those dreaded carpet stains. Feel free to let me know how it worked for you by messaging me on Instagram.