Spilled milk on carpet that are not cleaned up immediately can cause an unpleasant and strong smell.
Apart from causing a bad smell, dried milk spills also leave stubborn stains on your carpet. If it keep on continue, this spill will certainly disturb the comfort and beauty of the interior of your home.
Well, here are two methods to avoid the pungent smell on your carpet caused by the spilled milk:
#1 Method to Get Milk Smell Out of Carpet
- Mix warm water with a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid.
- Dip a clean washcloth in the soap solution, then wring it out.
- Rub the rag on the carpet with the milk stain, carefully.
- Do this until the stain is gone.
- After that, let the carpet air dry.
#2 Method to Get Milk Smell Out of Carpet
- Wet a clean cloth with water, then wring it out.
- Wipe the wet cloth on the carpet stained with milk.
- Sprinkle the dry area with cornstarch and let it sit for at least 30 minutes.
- Then, vacuum the carpet to remove the stain as well as the cornstarch residue.
Wash The Carpet Immediately to Prevent Any Smell Caused by Milk
As soon as milk or plastic spills on furniture made from glass or plastic, you should wash it immediately using soap.
If spilled milk is not cleaned up immediately, it will dry out and create a strong odor, and it smell similar to rotten egg smell!
However, if the spill is on fabric made of fabric, such as carpet or clothes, you can just use clean water, then wipe the stain to get rid of the smell.
1. Use Cleaning Fluid
To remove fresh milk from carpets and clothes, use a cleaning fluid. Wipe the spilled milk stains off the carpet using a dry towel and then use a foamy sponge to remove the strong odor.
You can use a mixture of dish soap, white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda to remove bad smell caused by milk from the carpet.
2. Lemon Juice
Mix the lemon juice that you have made with the cleaning liquid. Then, wet the sponge using a mixture of lemon juice with the cleaning liquid earlier. Afterwards, wipe the sponge on the spilled furniture or the milk container.
Lemon is one of those oranges that has a soft and pungent aroma at the same time so it can be used as an odor remover. Not only does it get rid of the smell of milk from your carpet, but lemon juice can also get rid of other unpleasant odors such as fish and eggs.
Apart from leaving a smell, milk can also caused stain on your carpet. Therefore, we recommend you to use vinegar.
Apart from eliminating milk smell on your carpet, vinegar can also reduce stains. Rinse with warm water afterwards.
Warm water can help get rid of the pungent odor on the stain instantly. So, boil the water and then soak the furniture (the small one) in warm water, occasionally rubbing the furniture so that the smell or stain can disappear completely.
Place the vinegar in a spray bottle, then spray it on the smelly carpet areas. Wait 10-15 minutes, then use a dry cloth to absorb the remaining vinegar on the carpet. Let the carpet air dry.
4. Tea Tree Oil
Apart from being useful for treating minor health and skin problems, Tree Tea Oil is also popular for its benefits as a cleansing agent.
According to Insider, one of the useful function of this oil is to remove unpleasant odors.
This product can also be used to make a natural freshener that you can spray onto carpets so that any milk smell or unpleasant odor can be removed.
5. Baking Soda
Sprinkle baking soda on areas that smell milky or all over the carpet. Leave it overnight.
The next day, use a toothbrush or soft brush to remove baking soda from the carpet as well.
Vacuum the carpet until it is clean.
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6. Coffee Grounds
Sprinkle coffee grounds on milk stains or all over the carpet. Leave it overnight. The next day, vacuum the carpet until all of the remaining coffee is gone.
If you have no time to do the natural ways as above, you can just pay some cleaning experts to let them do the job for you.
But never let your carpet have uncleaned as it will be the perfect nest for bacteria and other animal such as cockroaches, ants, and mini flies!