by Carolanne Strong
(last updated September 16, 2009)
Bamboo is known for its quick growth, easy maintenance and verdant green colors, but when you get right down to it, bamboo is a grass and just like grass it can leave stains on your carpet. The bright green color that you admired so much in the planting on your coffee table doesn't look as good on your antique rug or white carpet.
Because bamboo stains are organic, the best means for removing the stains is also organic; digestive enzymes are your solution. It may be surprising to learn that digestive enzymes are one of the best ways to clean up those green streaks, but it makes sense. The enzymes that nature designed to break down organic matter in your digestive system will do the same thing to the plant material decorating your carpet. Here's how you get them to work for you:
Every carpet or rug is different due to material type, dying techniques, age and other factors, so any time you do try a new cleaning method, always check for color fastness. Find an inconspicuous spot to apply a small amount of the paste before you use it on your stain.
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