What To Do If You Spill Beer On Your Carpet

For some, there's nothing more refreshing than cracking open a cold bottle of beer after a long day. However, your enjoyment will be short-lived if you accidentally spill your carbonated drink on the carpet. This won't just leave a dark stain, but the sugars in the beer will make the fibers sticky. If left untreated, the sticky mess will attract dirt and dust, turning the stain darker. Moreover, the sugar and odor of beer will invite pests and insects into your home. That's why it's important to clean your carpet as soon as you spill beer or notice the stain. 

Fist, grab a clean cloth or paper towel to blot the stain and soak up as much of the liquid as you can. If there's more beer left behind, dampen a clean cloth in warm water and dab the affected area. After you're done, use a dry cloth to soak up the residue. Now, let the carpet air dry. But in case that this method isn't enough, or if you didn't notice the stain until later, you can combine dish soap, vinegar, and water to get a deeper clean.

Vinegar and dish soap to the rescue

Get a bowl or container and mix 1 tablespoon of dish soap with 1 tablespoon of white distilled vinegar and 2 cups of warm water. Stir the mixture and dip a clean sponge or cloth in it. Now, gently blot the affected area, working your way from the outside in. Ensure you don't rub the stain to prevent it from being absorbed deep into the fibers. Once you're satisfied, dampen a clean cloth in cold water to remove any residual cleaning solution from the rug. If the stain persists, repeat the above process until you get it all out. 

After cleaning the carpet, let it air dry or turn on fans to hurry the drying process. To get the unpleasant odor out of your rug, sprinkle baking soda generously on the stain. Allow it to sit overnight or at least three to four hours before vacuuming the area to suck up any leftover baking soda and boost the fibers of your carpet.