How to Remove Milk Odor from Carpet

COIT's Guide on How to Remove milk smell from Carpet

When you’re trying to remove a milk stain from your carpet, the first thing you’ll probably want to do is remove the appearance of the stain. But what about the smell it may leave behind? That’s probably something you’ll want to tackle as well.

The important thing to remember with a milk stain is the longer you leave it unattended, the worse the smell will get. Temperature affects the odor, so try and work on removing the stain and the odor as soon as you discover it.

With a little help from Coit’s Guide to removing milk odor from carpet, you’ll not only be able to remove the actual milk stain; you’ll be left with fresh smelling carpet that’s ready for bare feet and relaxation.

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How to Remove Milk Smell from Carpet – Method # 1

  1. Before doing anything else, try and soak up any remaining milk from the carpet using a clean towel. Firmly blot the stain – don’t scrub.
  2. Using a solution that’s made of 2 cups of warm water and 1 teaspoon of dishwashing soap (make sure it’s bleach free), apply the mixture directly to the area using a sponge. This should take care of any of the milk that’s still on the surface.
  3. Take some baking soda and pour it directly onto the milk stain. It’s best to leave the baking soda on the carpet overnight to let it work its magic.
  4. After it has sat on top of the milk stain overnight, loosen the baking soda by using your hands or a small brush.
  5. Finish up by vacuuming the area. This do-it-yourself solution should help you answer the question of how to remove sour milk smell from carpet, in 5 easy steps.

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Removing Milk Odor from Carpet Using Vinegar – Method # 2

Another method to try when approaching how to remove milk smell from carpet is listed below.

  1. After you’ve removed the milk stain, set a bowl of vinegar near the stain for a few days. You can also spray the carpet stain directly with vinegar using a spray bottle.
  2. If you do spray the carpet with vinegar, after it sits for a while, blot it using a clean cloth. You can also hold a steam cleaner over the affected area of the carpet.
  3. As the carpet dries, the vinegar smell will gradually disappear so you have odor-free carpet.

How to Remove Sour Milk Smell from Carpet Using Coffee Grounds – Method # 3

This takes only 1 step!

1. Just sprinkle fresh, unused coffee grounds directly onto the milk stain. This should help soak up the smell pretty quickly! So the next time you encounter a milk stain and need to know how to remove sour milk from carpet, you can rely on Coit’s handy guide to keep your carpet looking – and smelling – its best.

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Remember to always do a spot removal test on a portion of carpet or upholstery that is normally not visible. These are suggested treatments only and COIT can't be held accountable for any damage sustained by use of the treatments in this spot removal guide.

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Home remedies not working?

If you’re still battling stubborn stains after trying these home remedies, professional cleaning may be a good option to explore. Check out COIT’s Cleaning Services to learn more about the help we can offer.

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