A step-by-step side guide on how to clean bong water out of your carpet.
You’ve likely spilled many things on your carpet, whether food, drink, coffee, your pets had an accident, or maybe, just maybe, you spilled some bong water.
That’s right – out of all the things you could spill, bong water is perhaps the worst. It can be difficult to clean, has a pungent smell, and if not cleaned up, could stain and remove the color from your carpet.
So, how do you clean it up? Well, this blog post will discuss the best way to clean bong water from carpet, including a few tips to get rid of the smell.
The best way to clean bong water from carpet
Whether you knocked over the bong yourself or your pet got a little excited and knocked it over, the worst thing you can do is panic.
Don’t reach for the vacuum just yet, and certainly don’t begin scraping away.
To remove bong water from your carpet, you should:
- Scrape and pick up any loose resin
- Blot the bong water with an old towel or kitchen cloth (avoid kitchen towel as it may stick)
- Apply a white vinegar solution to get rid of the odor
- Clean up the vinegar with warm water
- Apply either baking soda or a carpet cleaning solution to the stain
- Finish with a vacuum
We will now explain each step in more detail below, helping you get rid of those stains for good.
Just remember to keep the bong away while you clean up – the last thing you want is another spill…
Scrape and pick up any loose resin
If you’ve knocked over your bong, then it might not just be water than has spilled onto the carpet.
Scrape and carefully pick up any loose resin. You don’t want this getting deeper into the carpet.
You can use a piece of card to gently gather up any loose bits – avoid pushing into the carpet, or you’ll cause further damage and make it more difficult to clean up.
Blot the bong water
Once you’ve removed all of the loose debris, it’s time to blot the bong water.
You should use an old towel or cloth – avoid kitchen roll as this often makes more of a mess and is usually too thin.
Put as much pressure on the carpet as you can to soak up the water and the odor.
Apply a white vinegar solution
So, now the resin and the water are soaked up, it’s time to get down to the actual cleaning.
White vinegar is your best friend here – apply this to the carpet to help tackle the strong odor.
Mix half water with half white vinegar to create a spray – ideally applied using a spray bottle. You can also use shop-bought cleaning solutions, but white vinegar will do the trick and is great for working into those nasty stains with strong odors.
If you don’t have a spray bottle (you can re-use an old one), then apply the solution to a damp cloth and carefully work this into the carpet.
Clean up the vinegar with warm water
Let the white vinegar cleaning solution work its magic into the carpet for ten to fifteen minutes.
Once it’s done its job, you now need to clean up the vinegar with warm water and another cloth or towel.
Press into the carpet and rub gently to remove the vinegar solution.
Your job here should be to start drying the carpet without applying too much pressure.
Apply a carpet cleaning solution
Leave the white vinegar to dry, and then apply a carpet cleaning solution.
There are a load of shop-bought options, but if you prefer, you can also use baking soda.
Sprinkle your solution over the carpet, and now let it work its magic.
Finish with a vacuum
Finish with a quick vacuum of the carpet. Do not vacuum if the carpet is still wet (and do not apply the baking soda if the carpet is still damp).
It’s important that the carpet is fully dry before vacuuming. Sure, it’s common sense but if you knocked over your bong, who knows what you’re capable of. Just kidding.
A few other tips for tackling the odor
Once you’ve finished cleaning, we’d recommend opening a window to help remove the strong odor of both bong water and your white vinegar cleaning solution.
You can spray air freshener, but ventilation is your friend.
And if all else fails, you can always book professional home carpet cleaning.