clean bicycleHow to Remove tire marks from carpet

To eliminate or clean bicycle tire marks from carpet, try this simple, eco-friendly strategy. It will not only clean your carpet but besides, provides built-in protection against future stains. It all starts with preventing marks from being tracked inside.

Things Needed to Clean Tire Marks from Carpet 

Clean water
Simple Green Carpet Cleaner
Soft, absorbent towel
Soft-bristled brush
Sponge

Directions:

  1. Start by spraying a generous amount of Simple Green Carpet Cleaner over the stain.
  2. Dampen a soft-bristled brush with water.
  3. Work the cleaner into the tire marks with a damp brush.
  4. If needed, allow the cleaner to set on the stain to allow for it time to loosen the rubber from the carpet fibres.
  5. As soon as the stain is gone, wipe the area free of the foam with a clean damp sponge, rinsing often.
  6. Blot dry using a soft absorbent towel.

Guidelines:

  • Regularly spot test in a hidden area to check for colourfastness, before starting.
  • Also, comply with all instructions and warnings on the bottle label as well as instructed.

Additional Tips and Advice

  • To avoid future stains, consider placing a decorative rug in front of the chair to protect the carpeting.
  • For instance, vacuuming the area after it has dried will help to restore the texture of the carpet fibres.
  • Using detergents and stain removers without dyes prevents adding another stain to the area. Sometimes coloured soaps can leave a second stain as they turn the area a light shade of the colours used to add colour to the liquid.
  • Before you use a cleaning product, test a small spot before applying it to the entire area to ensure that it won’t discolour your carpet. Also, check the carpet manufacturer’s recommendations.