With easy installation and no-fuss maintenance, it’s easy to see why more people are shifting to artificial turf Modesto. Homeowners are now enjoying a well-manicured lawn all year round, making it the perfect setting for hosting barbecues, cocktail parties or a good old family picnic.
Making the shift to synthetic grass means not having to live in fear of spills and stains ruining a perfect yard. With the right equipment and know-how, dealing with these four common stains becomes a breeze.
4 Kinds of Artificial Turf Stains and How to Clean Them
Whether it’s hosting a party or just enjoying everyday life in your backyard, spills and stains are inevitable. With this quick guide, there will be no need to worry about damaging your artificial turf when cleaning these four common stains.
1. Water-based Stains
Equipment needed: Paper towels or rag, damp cloth or sponge, soft toothbrush
Method: Most especially for food and beverage spills, it is important to act quickly. Immediately sop up any excess liquid with paper towels or a rag. In cases of food spills, make sure to pick up as much of the solids as you can along with the soaking up of the liquid. This would generally work for simple spills such as coffee, juice and even ’adult’ beverages. However, if a mild stain still remains, damp cloth or clean sponge dipped in dishwashing liquid should be enough to get rid of the residual stain. If some solid particulates were missed and have hardened, a soft toothbrush dipped in water with dishwashing soap will help loosen it. Rinse the cleaned area after.
2. Oil-based Stains
Equipment needed: Mild household detergent or mineral spirits, paper towels or rag, damp cloth or sponge
Method: Oil-based stains do not spell doom for your artificial grass even in Modesto weather conditions. The first step is still to try and sop up as much of the spill using paper towels or a rag. However, instead of using dishwashing liquid, resort to mild household detergent or mineral spirits applied to a clean cloth or sponge. Use this to wipe up the remaining stain on the synthetic grass. Carefully rinse the area afterward and repeat the process if necessary.
3. Sticky Stains
Equipment needed: plastic knife, brush, cooling agents such as an ice cube or dry ice, damp cloth or sponge
Method: For the really sticky stains such as chewing gum, it is easier to deal with them once they have dried up. This doesn’t mean that you have to wait for the weather to take its course. An ice cube or a bit of dry ice will solidify the sticky mess, making it easier to clean up. Once it has dried up, take a plastic knife or even a plastic spatula to carefully scrape the stain off the artificial turf in your Modesto yard. After gently scraping the turf clean, wipe the area down. Dipping the damp cloth or sponge in soapy water will help get rid of any lingering odors.
4. Dog-Related Stains
Equipment needed: poop scooper or bag, disinfecting spray, water with mild household detergent
Method: One of the common fears dog owners have is that their pet will ruin their artificial turf. In fact, it is easy to clean and disinfect artificial grass compared to a traditional grass lawn. Solid waste can be disposed of as usual with a scooper or bag. Afterward, hose the area down with mild household detergent dissolved in water. After rinsing away the soapy water, simply spray the area with a disinfecting spray to avoid any bacteria build-up. An easy household disinfectant and deodorizer is a solution made from one part water and one part vinegar.
Get Your Own No-Fuss Artificial Turf Today
With this quick guide on common synthetic grass stains, Modesto homeowners will feel more at ease making the shift to artificial turf. To get a quote for artificial grass installation in Modesto, CA, call Modesto Artificial Grass at 408-723-4954.