Can Pollen Stains Be Removed Out of Carpet?

Posted on by Online Carpets

Hay fever is a common allergy, especially in the UK, with around 1 in 3 Brits living with allergies and hay fever. The condition consists of sneezing, coughing, and an itchy face and eyes - not what you want to have when enjoying the warm weather.

Hay fever is typically caused by grass or pollen, which can be a pesky substance for both health and home. It can linger where you might not be able to see it - such as on the carpets and upholstery in our homes - and can leave a stubborn yellow stain behind.

Online Carpets’ team has helpfully offered a straightforward solution for tackling pollen stains on your carpets: a single lemon.

How To Remove Pollen Stains From Carpets

Believe it or not, a simple lemon can do much more than add flavour to a nice meal - it’s an amazing way to help with removing pollen stains. These stains can be a problem anywhere in the home that is carpeted from bedrooms and living rooms to even stairs and hallways.

To remove pollen stains from carpets, pour a few drops of lemon juice into a spray bottle, and mix with water. If you don’t have a spray bottle available at home, you can also pour the lemon juice directly onto the pollen stain.

After the stain is covered, grab a clean cloth and blot the stain, starting from the outside and moving inwards. This technique will help to diminish the stain more easily, without smudging it or making it larger.

If there’s still some pollen stain residue left behind after blotting, you can also take some bicarbonate of soda or salt (both work well, so whatever you have in the cupboards at home will do fine) and sprinkle it onto the stain.

After this step, add some water to the stain and leave it to dissolve before blotting once again.

A key thing to remember when carrying out this hack is to let the pollen dry completely before trying to remove it. If the pollen is still fresh, it could spread further across the carpet, making it a more stubborn stain to remove.

There are many cleaning hacks available online to try, but should we believe them all? Online Carpets also tested out old wives’ tales and TikTok cleaning hacks, to find out once and for all what truly works. If you’d like to read more about this, check out our investigation here.