How to Get Lysol Out of Your Rug

Most Lysol products are not recommended for use on your carpet. This is because they contain harsh chemicals that can leave residues on your carpet that are difficult to rinse out. You can generally ignore a small amount of Lysol residue that might be on your carpet because you sprayed it above the carpet. However, if you've sprayed Lysol directly on your carpet, you'll need to remove it so that it doesn't change the color and texture of your carpet.

Lysol stains may not always be visible on your rug.
  1. Soak up as much of the Lysol as possible with a clean cloth.
  2. Add ΒΌ tsp liquid dish soap to 1 cup of lukewarm water. Use mild dish soap that does not contain bleach or other harsh chemicals.
  3. Dip a cloth into the soapy solution and wring it out so that the cloth is wet but is not dripping.
  4. Dab the Lysol area with the soapy solution. Work the cloth in between the fibers so you are rinsing out as much of the Lysol as possible.
  5. Press a clean cloth into the carpet to soak up as much of the Lysol residue as possible.
  6. Mist the area with clear water from a spray bottle.
  7. Press a cloth into the carpet to dry it.

Things You Will Need

  • Cloth
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Spray bottle

About the Author

Kaye Wagner has been working in the fields of journalism and public relations since 2006 and is a recipient of a National Hearst Award. She is particularly interested in home-and-garden projects, as well as beauty and fashion writing. An avid traveler, she also writes travel reviews and guides. Wagner earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Brigham Young University.

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