Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Carpet Stain Removal

My kids love to drink chocolate milk. My 3-year old girl, at one time, even tried to make one glass for herself by mixing powdered chocolate with water. Imagine the spillovers staining the carpet. And not just once did my kids accidentally stain the carpet with spilled chocolate.

How can we clean up those chocolate stains on the carpet? I've searched the net for some tips and here are some of them.

  • It is easiest to remove the stain if you do it immediately after the carpet is stained.
  • Blot, don't scrub or wipe the stain on the carpet. When you scrub or wipe the stain, it will just spread and the carpet fibers will be damaged.
  • Mix mild detergent and lukewarm water and apply it on the stain. Blot with paper towel or cloth to absorb the stain. Repeat this several times until the stain is removed.
  • Lastly, sponge with clean water and blot.
  • For tough stains, you can apply baking soda and vinegar or household ammonia with water to the stain and blot it off.
Hope this helps when it comes to keeping your carpet clean. Additional suggestion or tips are welcome.

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