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Around the holidays many of us start whipping up tasty turkey and chicken dinners. However, it’s easy for us to spill the juices of these delicious dishes as we transfer them from the oven to the table.
That can leave some pretty unsightly chicken juice stains all over your carpet if you don’t act fast. Luckily, with a few quick steps, you can get rid of chicken juice from your floor.
To get the chicken juice out of your carpet, you need to dilute the stain with water. then, use laundry detergent to get rid of the last of the stains before rinsing out your carpet.
Step 1: Soak Up the Worst of the Spill
To get started removing chicken juice from your floors, you’ll need to steam mop the excess. Chicken juice is full of grease, and can get pretty gross if you don’t get it out of your floors fast!
As soon as you notice the spill, grab some rags and lay them flat on the site of the spill. Gently press down on them to get the worst of the juice up.
While you’re welcome to use paper towels to soak up chicken juice, I find that rags are the way to go. They’re environmentally friendly and you can easily wash the chicken juice out of them afterwards.
Note: It’s important to make sure that you work quickly. Otherwise, the chicken juice can sink deeper into your carpet’s fibres, making it harder for you to get the juice out of the carpet.
Step 2: Apply an Absorbent
Once you soak up the worst of the spill, there might still be some chicken juice in your carpet. Now, don’t go thinking you’ve got to keep soaking it up with rags!
When chicken juice (and any other liquids for that matter) get deep into your carpet’s fibres, the easiest way to get it out is to apply an absorbent.
What’s an absorbent, you ask? Well, there are a few.
Typically, absorbents are powdered substances that pull liquids out of the carpet. A few examples include:
- Baking powder
- Baby powder
- Kitty litter
Spread one of these substances (whichever you have on hand in the house) over the stain. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes before vacuuming it up and moving on to the next step.
Step 3: Make It Rain
No, I don’t mean make it rain with money. I’m talking tap water.
Before you start applying any cleaning solution to your floor, you should try to dilute the chicken juice. Diluting the stain with water first can help you pull more of it out of the carpet.
That way, you prevent the grease from sinking into the carpet and soiling your floor.
Grab a damp rag and blot at the chicken juice stain to get it out of the water. Alternatively, you can spritz it with water from a spray bottle.
The key here is to make the stain damp, but not to soak it. You just want to get it wet enough that you can pull the stain out of the floor more easily.
Step 4: The Magic Dish Soap and Water Solution
Dish soap really is magical stuff.
Since it’s a degreasing agent meant to cut through (yep, you guessed it!) meat juices and other debris on your plates, it works well on your floors, too!
Mix up about a teaspoon of dish soap with a cup of warm water. Stir the two together and add them to a spray bottle.
If you don’t have dish soap (or you’re perpetually running low like I am) you can use laundry detergent. Just make sure that if you go this route the detergent doesn’t contain bleach, as it can damage your carpet.
Step 5: Attack the Tough Stains
If you’re struggling with particularly tough stains, my advice is to add a bit of distilled white vinegar to your dish soap and water solution.
Distilled white vinegar will not only help lift out tougher, hard to break up stains, but will also get rid of any unpleasant odors in your carpet.
Step 6: Blot, Blot, Blot the Stain
With your trusty stain remover in hand, spritz it onto the carpet stain.
Then, with some clean rags, start blotting at the chicken juice stain. As you work, you’ll notice the chicken juice coming out of the carpet and onto the rag.
This phase can take quite a while, but don’t get discouraged! Just keep blotting and eventually, you’ll notice that the stain dissipates.
Step 7: Rinse Your Carpet
The last step to cleaning your carpet and ridding it of chicken juice is to rinse out the floor. You can do this using a steam cleaner or simply by blotting the floor with wet towels.
The reason why this step is so important is that it prevents any cleaning products from lingering on your carpet. That way, you don’t have to worry about these harsh chemicals damaging your carpets.
Step 8: Let the Carpet Dry
Once you’ve finished steam cleaning your carpet, you can’t just walk on it right away! You need to make sure you give it plenty of time to dry.
You can open up your doors and windows in the room to help speed up the process. Another good way to speed up the drying process is to place an upright fan in the doorway or use a hairdryer – for even faster results.
Turn it on and allow it to run for an hour or two!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do You Get Meat Juice Out of Carpet?
Even if you’re dealing with meat juice from a different dish, you can still use water and dish soap to get it out of your carpet. Regardless of whether it’s from pork, beef, fish, or another animal following the above steps is a great way to get rid of the meat juice on your floor.
How Do You Get Chicken Grease Out of Upholstery?
You can mix warm water with a few drops of dish soap and apply it to chicken grease stains on your upholstery. After a few minutes, rinse the stain with water and you should notice that the grease is gone.
How Do You Get Chicken Juice Out of a Car Seat?
You can use water, dish soap, and even a bit of distilled white vinegar to get chicken juice out of a car seat (just as you would to get it out of the carpet in your home). Just keep in mind that you may need to rinse your carpet with wet towels if you don’t have a steam cleaner that fits well into your vehicle.