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How to Prevent and Remove Salt Residue on Carpet

Temperatures are freezing and that means we're seeing more and more salt on the streets to melt snow and cleaning carpet. De-icing salts are used to treat sidewalks, driveways, and streets in the winter. This makes it easy to track deicers into your business or home, leaving carpet salt stains extremely noticeable. If you are a business owner, you understand that customers are in and out all day, tracking in high amounts of salt. This can ruin your carpet. While the carpet is wet, the white powder residue from the salt seems to be gone, but as soon as the carpet dries, it will reappear.

This generally leads to the conclusion that the carpet is stained and beyond repair, but that isn’t the case with ServiceMaster TBS, and here’s why:

Natural Salt Stain Removal

If you want to keep things chemical-free, try this technique for removing salt stains with nothing more than vinegar and warm water:

In a spray bottle, bowl, or bucket, mix a solution of equal parts white vinegar and warm water. Spray the solution that you made onto the stain. Lightly scrub the stain with a small brush, remember not to use a lot of pressure. The goal here is to stir up the salt, not embed it deeper into the carpet. Blot the stain with a clean, dry rag. If you have a wet-dry vacuum, use it to suck up the salt stain. If the stain lingers, repeat the process. Remember that salt is stubborn! 

Products Designed to Remove Road Salt 

Vinegar and warm water should do the job, but in some cases, it does not. We are here for you when this happens. You need to use carpet shampoo. If you are spending too much time getting rid of salt stains in your carpet, you need ServiceMaster TBS. Our team is here to make your business spotless, so you can spend more time on other things. With decades of experience, you know you can trust ServiceMaster TBS to help you get cleaned up! Please contact us today!