Accidents happen anywhere and anytime, and to stay prepared for them, you should have some first aid supplies, including iodine. Iodine comes in hardy in emergencies such as wounds and cuts since it helps to disinfect them and protect the wound from getting worse.
However, as much as it can disinfect a wound and kill bacteria, you do not want to have it on your carpets since it can ruin them. But, what happens when some of it spills on a carpet? Well, we are here to help. Here are simple tips that will help you remove iodine from a carpet. Read on:
Steps to Remove Iodine From Carpet
What you will need:
- Kitchen towels
- Mild liquid detergent
- Warm water
- Piece of white cloth
- White towel
1. Bloat as much of the spilled iodine using kitchen towels
Remember, if you want the iodine to stain your carpets, you must act fast. Therefore, pick up a kitchen roll and cut some towels. Use the towels to extract as much iodine from the carpet. If there are dried particles use a vacuum to remove them.
2. Prepare your cleaning solution
Put some warm water into a small container and add mild liquid detergent. Ensure that the detergent is non-bleach to shield it from interfering with the fiber colors.
3. Blot the stained area using the cleaning solution
Once your solution is ready, pick a cloth and dip it into the solution. Apply the solution on the stained area working towards the center to avoid spreading it further.
Allow the solution to rest for at least five minutes to give it time to act on the stain. Since the stain will not go away immediately, keep bloating it using the piece of cloth and rinsing it into the solution until there is no more stain.
4. Rinse the carpet fibers
If the stain is finally gone, it is time to rinse the carpet fibers to remove all residue. To do so, put some fresh water into a container and dip a white towel.
Use the towel to bloat the previously stained section so that you can remove the detergent and residue.
Repeat this procedure using another container of clean water until you are satisfied with the results. If there is no more residue to transfer, leave your carpet to dry.
Do iodine stains go away?
Yes, iodine stains go away, but remember, you must act fast and use the right cleaning supplies to remove them for effective results.
If the stains fail to go away when you follow our step-by-step guide to the end, I recommend that you use some vinegar on the stain. To apply the vinegar, you will need a spray bottle and some water.
Mix the water and vinegar and put them into the spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the stain and leave it to rest for five minutes. After that, bloat the mixture using white towels and finally rinse the area with some clean cold water.
You will never like it when iodine spills on the carpet since it can ruin them if you leave the spill to rest. Therefore, follow out step by step guide on how to get iodine out of a carpet and be sure to restore the pristine look of your carpets.