Spring is a time when we can rejuvenate ourselves, get our kids outside playing, and soak up some much-needed Vitamin D from the warm spring sun. After being cooped up for a few months, our houses becomes riddled with germs which is why “Spring Cleaning” is so beneficial to our families. Steam cleaning not only kills almost 100% of lingering bacteria that causes illness but it also removes dust and allergens known to cause various allergies and complications to people with sensitive respiratory systems. During the spring time rush and our extra time outdoors hunting for Easter eggs and enjoying picnics or barbecues together, all the while traipsing inside and bringing it inside with us; we may wonder how that stain got there! Carpet is unforgiving and will show just about everything, but there is something about carpet that brings comfort which is why most people choose to have it in their homes. The upkeep and maintenance of carpet can be a daunting task alone, that’s why it’s nice to have a steam cleaner on speed dial. Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists is a friend to your carpets, and we are here to offer us some helpful tips to keep up this Spring season!
How to Get Dried Chocolate Stains Out of Carpet
After the Easter egg hunts come the chocolate! Who doesn’t love chocolate?! We would be happy to say that chocolate in the essence of life, but we’d be exaggerating just a tad. Dark chocolate is an antioxidant- rich superfood and had been known to benefit our health in several ways including improving our cognitive functions, it improves heart health, aids in protecting us from disease-causing free radicals, and it benefits our cholesterol profile! The list goes on, but what is one thing chocolate is not beneficial to? Yep, you guessed it! Our carpets! Chocolate melts when it gets warm and hardens when it cools down which can make a mess! Here are some tips to remove chocolate from your carpets or rugs.
-Gently scrape as much of the chocolate off the carpeted surface as possible, scraping from the outside in as to not spread it around anymore.
-Then vacuum up any crumbs that may have been dislodged from the area you just worked on, so you don’t make a second mess.
-Next, you should soak the area with a mix of hot water and a ¼ teaspoon of mild detergent to the affected area making the remaining smashed in chocolate easier to remove.
-Lastly you will want to blot the water mix with a clean cloth. After each blot you should either replace the rag for a clean one or move to a clean part of the rag, so you don’t reintroduce the stain back into the affected area. -Then repeat as necessary. The lighter the carpets, the more difficult the stain will be to remove.
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Spring brings new carpet stains. If in the event you need some back up, call the professionals at Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists. Our experienced technicians are trained to treat all types of stains and are ready to save the day!