Club soda is an excellent household cleaner, as its bubbling and fizzing action helps loosen dirt and debris, making it easier to remove those residues from many surfaces including carpet fibers. However, you need to use club soda the right way to get out stubborn stains and avoid actually spreading them around the carpet!
One common mistake homeowners make when cleaning carpet by hand is to dump club soda or other cleaners on the carpet and then scrub with a brush or rag. This often allows stains to simply set into the rug, or just pushes it further into carpet fibers. To avoid this, first start by applying club soda to a dry rag, saturating the rag thoroughly.
Next, blot that soda onto the stain; avoiding rubbing it in or pushing it around. Notice if the stain appears lighter; if so, repeat with more club soda until the stain disappears. If the stain doesn’t get lighter, mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle and mist this mixture over the stain and soda. Wait 10 to 15 minutes for it to soak in thoroughly and then press down with a clean rag or sponge.
Repeat this process a few times if needed to remove the stain. Once it appears the stain is gone, set down some clean white paper towels over the soaked area and put something heavy on the towels, such as a thick book, so they pull up all that leftover moisture.