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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

Vacuum up the pieces of rock salt that are on the carpet.

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

Spray the stained area with the solution.

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

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

Things You Will Need

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Vinegar
  • Sponge

Tip

  • Set a door mat by the door to prevent tracking in rock salt. This method is also very helpful in getting rock salt stains out of car upholstery as well.

Photo Credits

  • online.wsj.com