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Removing Mud From Carpet

What you need:

  • Salt or Baking Soda
  • Vacuum and the attachment hose
  • Carpet Stain Remover
  • Rust Remover such as Whink Rust Remover or Rust Magic.
  • Cool water
  • Paper Towels

How to:

  1. Sprinkle a heavy layer of salt or baking soda over the mud. Allow it to absorb and dry out the mud. Leaving overnight is best.
  2. Using the vacuum, with the attachment hose to concentrate the suction, vacuum up the mud and covering of salt or baking soda
  3. Use a good carpet spotter following the label directions carefully
  4. If you are dealing with red dirt or mud, use a rust remover such as Whink or Rust Magic, to remove any color residue.
  5. Test the rust remover in a small area first to be sure there is no damage to the carpet. Use according to label directions
  6. Finish by blotting with cool water and then dry pads of paper towels

Why It Works:

The rust remover works on red dirt or mud because it removes the staining from the iron in the red dirt.