How to Clean Rock Salt Out of Carpet

Rock salt is great for eliminating the snow outside your house, but when it gets tracked into the house, it can cause ugly stains on your carpet. Rock salt has a number of great uses, the most common being to help to break up ice on walkways and driveways to help prevent slips and falls. It's a cold weather necessity, but once it's on your shoes, rock salt is easy to track inside. Getting rock salt stains out of carpet is a very easy process that takes almost no time at all.

Clean Rock Salt Out of Carpet
  1. Vacuum up the pieces of rock salt that are on the carpet.

  2. Mix a solution of equal parts vinegar and water and put it into a spray bottle.

  3. Spray the stained area with the solution.

  4. Allow the vinegar solution to sit on the stain for at least 15 minutes.

  5. Blot up the solution with a clean sponge. Lightly scrubbing may help to remove any lingering residue.

About the Author

Melynda Sorrels spent 10 years in the military working in different capacities of the medical field, including dental assisting, health services administration, decontamination and urgent medical care. Awarded the National Guardsman’s Medal for Lifesaving efforts in 2002, Sorrels was also a nominee for a Red Cross Award and a certified EMT-B for four years.