How To Get Chocolate Out Of Carpet
Want to know how to remove chocolate from your carpet? We have some quick and easy tips to help save your precious investment.
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Great to eat, not so wonderful when it ends up all over your beautiful, plush carpet. But before you swear off chocolate forever, we have some useful cleaning methods and solutions to help you remove those pesky stains.
Whether you want to know how to get chocolate milk out of your carpet, how to get hot chocolate out of your carpet, or how to remove any chocolate stains out of your carpet, SaraCares can help!
Here’s how to get chocolate out of carpet:
Getting the Carpet Surface Ready
As with the majority of stains—especially chocolate—the longer you wait to take action, the longer the stain has a chance to set in, becoming increasingly problematic to remove from your carpet down the road. Remember, the sooner you treat the chocolate stain, the better your chances will be at successfully getting rid of it forever. Unlike many stains, however, you will want to let the chocolate dry first before you attempt to remove the stain. Place some ice covered in plastic on the stain to help hurry along the drying process. Once the chocolate has dried, scrape up whatever you can using a butter knife, and vacuum up the loose bits.
Using an Iron
Heat up your iron, making sure it’s on the lowest setting. Then, put a paper towel on the chocolate and gently run the iron over the stained area. The chocolate should transfer into the paper towel. Repeat this process, using a fresh paper towel, until there is no longer any residue.
Recruiting Your Household Cleaners
Generously spray the stained area with a carpet cleaner. Allow the cleaning solution to sit for a few minutes, then gently blot the stain with a damp cloth, working from the outside of stain toward the middle. DO NOT SCRUB. Scrubbing will only push the chocolate deeper into the carpet fibres, making the stain much harder to remove. You can also stir 1/4 teaspoon of dish soap into a cup of lukewarm water and apply it to the stain area, using a clean cloth.
The Final Touches
Lift out the cleaning solution by rinsing the area with a fresh cloth and cold water.
Using some paper towels, blot the area to remove any remaining moisture. Let the spot air dry before allowing any foot traffic.
Chocolate stains are hard to remove, but not impossible. Following these simple tips will have your carpets looking like new again before you know it.
No matter how or why the stain wound up on your carpet, the truth of the matter is that it needs to be effectively removed. Otherwise, you may have to replace your carpet—a costly purchase that will have you cringing at the mere sight of chocolate.
If you are left with a stubborn chocolate stain that simply refuses to budge, it’s time to call the pros at SaraCares.
For more information on how to remove chocolate stains from your carpet, contact us today!Published on Monday, August 17 2015