How to Get a Barbeque Sauce Stain Out of Carpet

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How to Spot Clean BBQ Sauce Out of Your Carpet - Zerorez® Tips

Steak, ribs, pulled pork, chicken? In the summer months, many look forward to the taste of tangy, sweet, or spicy barbecue sauce slathered over their favorite foods.

There aren't many things more unfortunate than when your plate gets knocked out of your hands and your delicious meal meets its end on your carpet. But don't fear! Zerorez®, your favorite carpet cleaning company, has developed this simple barbeque sauce spot removal guide. By following these simple tips, you can help save your carpet.

Type of Stain and Residue Left by Barbecue Sauce

Spilled barbecue sauce can leave behind a combination of oil, spices, and coloring that can result in a sticky residue on your carpet's fibers. Wet barbecue sauce can penetrate deep into the carpet, while dried sauce can form a crusty layer that requires thorough cleaning.

Does Barbecue Sauce Come Out of Carpet?

Barbecue sauce stains can typically be removed from carpet with prompt and proper cleaning methods. However, the effectiveness of stain removal depends on the ingredients in the sauce.

Quick action and appropriate cleaning techniques can significantly improve your chances of success.

How to Remove Fresh Barbecue Sauce Stains

Follow this simple process for removing wet barbecue sauce stains from your carpet:

Step 1: Create a cleaning paste that is equally baking soda and water.

Step 2: Apply the paste directly to the barbeque sauce stain. Make sure it covers the entire affected area.

Step 3: Allow the paste to sit on the stain for 15-30 minutes to absorb the sauce and loosen the residue.

Step 4: After time has passed, gently blot the area with a clean, damp cloth to lift the paste and the stain.

Step 5: Repeat the process until the stain is removed.

Step 6: Once the stain is removed, rinse the area with water.

Step 7: Allow the carpet to air dry.


How to Remove Dried Barbecue Sauce Stains

If you are dealing with a dried barbecue stain, you'll want to take these additional steps:

Before Step 1 above: Create a one-third vinegar and two-thirds water solution. Spray this solution generously over the dried BBQ sauce stain to loosen the residue.

Then gently scrape off any crusty or old pieces of BBQ sauce with a blunt knife or spoon, while working to protect the carpet fibers from damage.

Troubleshooting Tips for Barbecue Sauce Stains:

  • Avoid hot water: Warm or hot water can encourage the sauce to set into the carpet fibers. Cold water is more effective in the cleaning removal process.

  • Don't rub the stain: Always blot gently, as rubbing as spread the stain and damage carpet fibers.

  • Test cleaning solutions first: Don't forget to test your cleaning solutions on a small, inconspicuous area of the carpet first to ensure compatibility and avoid damage.

  • Know your carpet fiber: Synthetic fibers (nylon, polyester, olefin) are more stain resistant and so a mild detergent is great for them, but they can over-wet. Natural fibers (wool, cotton, sisal) are more delicate, so use a gentle pH-neutral cleaner and blot gently, with little moisture.

Avoid store-bought cleaners: Store-bought cleaning products can contain harmful chemicals like bleach, which can damage your carpet. It's always best to see what you have on hand, like baking soda and vinegar, and use that instead.

How Can Zerorez Help With Barbeque Stains and Other Spots?

With Zerorez, you don't need to worry about what not to do. We know carpets. By following our simple process, your carpets have the best chance of stain removal.

If you have questions about removing barbeque stains or don't want to deal with the hassle yourself, contact Zerorez.

Our methods are quick and effective, and our Zr™ Water can eliminate tough spots.

We offer carpet cleaning services, spot treatments, and even Premium Fiber Protector so your carpets can get Insanely Clean™ and stay that way.

Don't hesitate to contact Zerorez today.

Barbeque Sauce Removal 

Follow Basic Steps 1, 2, 3, 4. Repeat as necessary.