What to do when baking soda dries in your carpeting
It’s not uncommon that something… thicker gets stuck in your carpet and we turn to baking soda to help get it up. This can be effective with certain foods as soups and sauces as well as certain pet stains such as vomit and others.
But, when baking soda dries it can be very dense and difficult to remove and it’s not every time that you want to spend money on hiring a carpet cleaner.
Your first attempt should be to try scrubbing it with a brush, or vacuum, to break up the chunks into smaller pieces. Then vacuum it up.
If that doesn’t work you may need to re-wet the carpet and suck up the moisture and baking soda with a wet/dry vacuum. This may require several attempts to make sure that all of the baking soda is removed, but it will remove the baking soda in time.
Remember, baking soda is not a bad way to get spills and stains such as vomit out of your carpet. Your best bet is to tackle the task as soon as possible and try to get up as much of the baking soda as possible the first time.