How do I get dried mud out of my carpet?
Answer: Despite which stain cleaning method you decide to use, your first step with dried mud is always to vacuum up as much of it as possible. This means you’ll have less of a mess to deal with when you get the stain wet.
Have a carpet cleaner?
If you have a carpet cleaner, you’ll still want to vacuum up as much of the dried mud as possible. For best results, pre-treat the mud stain with a stain cleaner like BISSELL OxyPro®. Mix your carpet cleaner machine formula according to the instructions and carpet clean the area several times until the mud is gone. Allow the area to dry and then vacuum thoroughly again.
Don’t have a carpet cleaner?
You can avoid having to repeatedly blot the stain by using a carpet cleaning machine. But if you don’t have one, blot the stain area several times with a clean, absorbent cloth moistened with a mixture of two drops of hair shampoo and a cup of warm water. Turn the cloth to a clean area as needed to make sure you aren’t blotting the mud back into your carpet. Allow the area to dry and then vacuum thoroughly again.