How To Clean Spilled Milk On Carpet

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk

Carpet cleaning is an exciting business to be in, but there can be challenges for even the best of us. There are spills that can be a complete pain to deal with, like milk. Spilled milk can be extremely frustrating to clean from carpets.

A customer of ours spilled an 8 ounce glass of milk one Friday afternoon. She didn’t realize it and left for a four day weekend. Of course when she returned home, she discovered the milk had soured and the carpet stunk. So how do carpet cleaners deal with this?

Removing Spilled Milk from Carpets

It’s important to remember that the milk stain might look small but it can actually be bigger than anticipated. In the case of our customer, the spill was about a 2 inch diameter on the carpet, but it flowed through all the way into the padding for a 6 inch diameter stain. Be prepared for this.

    1. Mix VacAway Encap-A-Cide according to the bottle directions. It’s critical to read the instructions to ensure you don’t do more damage to the carpet or floor.
    2. Treat the area with twice as much mixed VacAway Encap-A-Cide than was spilled. You want just enough to get the job done right. Pouring 12 ounces in this case will do the trick.
    3. Hold your nose! Working with VacAway Encap-A-Cide will intensify the smell.
    4. Allow VacAway Encap-A-Cide to settle for 30 minutes for best results. You have to give the solution time to work its magic.
    5. Clean the area with a damp Glad Pad and PadCap Pro. This is the final step to removing the spilled milk stain and make the carpet look new again.


Cleaning spilled milk can be unpleasant but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Our team at Trinity Renewal Systems have used this method in their own carpet cleaning businesses with great success.

Remember you don’t have to cry over spilled milk! If you have any questions or need advice, please don’t hesitate to drop your comments into the post. We’ll be glad to provide you with input.