How To Clean Your Carpet After A Party?

How To Clean Your Carpet After A Party?

Partying is a part of UAE lifestyle. From birthday and bachelor party to family get together, the reasons to party are many. Now that it’s the end of the year, the party season is likely to pep up with Christmas and New Year bashes. One of the major problem faced by most of the home owners is how to clean the carpet after a party. The general rule for carpet cleaning is that the sooner you act the less you need to clean.

Here are 5 ways in which you can clean the carpet and bring it back to its original form.

1) Food spills: For small spills, you can use baby wipes to wipe and clean the area. For strong stains like ketchup and chocolate, dip a cloth in white vinegar and apply it onto the stained spot. Repeat it several times till the stain disappears. Another alternative is to use ammonia solution before applying white vinegar. But make sure to test ammonia in a small portion before the actual application.

Carpet cleaning with white vinegar.

2) Drinks: There is nothing like spoiling your precious carpet with spills of drinks like soft drink and wine. If this happens blot the area with a tissue or a dry cloth to absorb the moisture. Once done, you can gently clean the area with warm water and dishwasher liquid. Another method is to mix 2 cups of water to 1 cup of white vinegar and rub the solution onto the stained area using a cloth. If the stain still persists mix 1 cup of water and 1 tbsp of ammonia and apply it onto the stained area. Once the stain is completely removed, wash the area with cold water and blot it dry. For tea and coffee stain, rub few drops of beer onto the carpet. Repeat if required.

Worst nightmare: wine stain on carpet.

3) Wax and gum: Removing wax and gum from a carpet without damaging the fiber is a tricky affair. For this, freeze the wax or gum using ice. Once frozen carefully pull it out from the fiber using a blunt object like a spoon. If there is any water residue, blot the carpet with a towel. Vacuum the carpet thoroughly.

Freeze the gum or wax before removing it from your carpet.

4) Oil: To remove oil spill on the carpet, place a paper towel over the spill and iron the towel in a warm setting. The oil will stick onto the towel which can then be wiped and cleaned. For strong spills, sprinkle baking soda and corn starch over the spill. Rub the area with a cloth so that the powder penetrates deep into the carpet. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Vacuum the area thoroughly and wash with a dishwashing detergent.

5) Bad odor: To remove bad odor from carpet sprinkle baking soda abundantly onto the carpet. Let it stay for a longer time preferably overnight. Vacuum the carpet thoroughly to remove the powder. Baking soda has the power to absorb odor without leaving any odor of its own. Another method is to use a mixture of baking soda, vinegar and water and spray onto the carpet. Let it dry naturally or vacuum using a wet-dry vacuum.

The above tips are definitely going to help you in keeping your carpet spick and span. In case things go out of hand and you are not able to clean it the way you want help is always at hand. Just give a call to Justmop and our maids will do a thorough carpet cleaning and make your carpet the way you want it to be.


  1. After a party is truly a disaster. If you encounter wine spills then there are a lot of trick and tips that can do in order to remove the stains. Just like what Sunisha mentioned above, but if that method didn’t work apply 3X the volume with table salt and allow to dry completely. After it has dried, vacuum the salt up.

  2. Cheryl Knowles - May 4, 2017 reply

    Thanks for letting me know about it. Most people would agree that one of the less pleasant tasks when preparing for a party is the need to clean and tidy your house.

    • Zeynep Gürtanyel - May 6, 2017 reply

      Thank you for leaving a comment! We hope you find it useful.

  3. sam - thảm chùi chân - October 20, 2017 reply

    I’ve just bought a new house and i want to use carpet in my home so it’s really good to read this. Appreaciate it

  4. John lincomb - November 7, 2017 reply

    The baking soda trick is highly effective. Most people don’t leave it on long enough, at least in my experience. Letting it really soak in and do it’s work will get the best results. Thanks for sharing this. Great article.

    • Zeynep Gürtanyel - November 11, 2017 reply

      Hey John! It’s great to know someone who really appreciates the magic of baking soda. 😉 Thank you for following our blog.

  5. I enjoyed reading this. I own a carpet cleaning company, and we always encourage our clients to ask us about our methods and we often use a lot of the tips and tricks above to remove the stains. Great article. I am glad I came across it.

  6. I always fight to keep the bad odour out of my carpet with different carpet
    cleaners but your tip of sprinkling baking soda and leaving it overnight seems
    to the easiest and best cleaning advice I ever read. Thanks a ton! Will try out
    this one for sure.

  7. Joe Braxton - March 2, 2018 reply

    I love these tips! All that is necessary for the cleanliness of the carpet almost always is at hand. Of course, if the situation is already running or you need a full cleaning, I prefer to call a cleaning company

  8. Paul Brown - April 23, 2018 reply

    A very good post. You have covered some of the most common problems that arise after a party. I mean, even if you’re having a no-kids party, you can still expect somebody to spoil your spot-free carpet.
    These tricks come in handy, until one can go for professional carpet cleaning. Leaving the spots on even for a few minutes can do good damage.
    I always keep a small kit of the ingredients you suggested to tackle different types of stains in my kitchen cabinet so that I can get them quickly. They should be easily accessible.

    • Zeynep Gürtanyel - May 10, 2018 reply

      Hey Paul! As adults, we can be clumsy too. 🙂 It’s good to keep a small kit handy. Than you for leaving a comment.

  9. Paul Brown - July 30, 2018 reply

    It is really awesome to see how ice could break gum so nicely. Very brilliant trick. I knew about wine spills and how to treat them, but gum was a total surprise. Thanks a lot for letting me know.

  10. Its superb as your other blog posts :D, appreciate it for putting up.

  11. Last week, i try described tips of cleaning which was successful. so i will share to others and here thanks to author for that.

    • Zeynep Gürtanyel - October 7, 2019 reply

      We are very pleased to hear that you followed our cleaning tips. Thank you for comment, Carey!

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