How to get mud out of carpet.

OK, so its’ been raining a lot in the Tyler area and by “a lot” I mean a metric ton. Unfortunately, with all this rain we get muddy carpets no matter how careful we try to be.

Getting mud out of carpet

Getting mud out of carpet

The good news is that you should not need a professional carpet cleaner, unless of course its an extremely large area and you just don’t have the time.

The first thing to do is go get some coffee and hang out with the kids or whatever you do to kill time, but you need to wait until the mud is completely dry. After the mud has had time to dry, you can break it up with a towel or an old hair brush but be sure not to be too aggressive and smear it into the carpet.

Then you will need to vacuum. Make several passes going each direction, try not to walk on large mud clumps so as to not embed the mud into the carpet. If you do not have a decent vacuum cleaner then buy one. A good vacuum will extend your carpet’s lifespan by years.

Once the particulate matter has been removed you will need to grab the carpet spotter you use (we suggest a product called Unbelievable by Core products). Or mix a very small amount of dish washing soap in water. With a white towel blot the area, do not scrub. Scrubbing on carpet can cause abrasion and make matters worse. Afterwards blot dry with a clean white towel.

If after all this you cannot get the mud out, just call your local carpet cleaning professional and be sure that the company uses hot water extraction. Professional carpet cleaners will always be able to get mud out of carpets.

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Owner, Andrews Carpet Cleaning
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