Having kids in the house rarely causes a dull moment. With the fun and excitement, the tantrums, and the fits, and everything in between, accidents on the carpets are bound to happen. Today, we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to share a few of the common carpet stains that happen and how to address them.
How to Remove Orange & Other Color Soda Spills on Carpet
Kids love their brightly colored drinks. Purple, red, orange, and blue drinks are scary to see splattered across the carpets. Addressing these spills immediately makes removing more effective. Promptly blot the moisture with paper towels. Never scrub or rub to avoid increasing the mess. Mix 1 cup white vinegar, 1tsp mild dish soap and 1 cup of water in a misting spray bottle and spray on the spot once the drink is absorbed. Allow it to set 10 minutes, blot with a water-damp cloth and ensure it dries.
How to Get Chocolate Stains Out of Carpet
With too much sugar giving the kids extra energy, the chocolate is easily smeared on the carpet’s surface. Never avoid addressing the chocolate fingerprints or melted bars in the carpet, the longer it sits the harder it is to remove. If the chocolate is firm, scoop up and blot as much of the residue as possible, then vacuum any dry particles. Any residues left behind can be treated with 1/4 teaspoon of mild liquid dish soap with one cup of warm water use the mixture to dampen a clean cloth. From the outer edges towards the center, gently blot the chocolate. Make sure to rinse the area with a water damp cloth and dry well with a dry towel.
How to Get Gum Out of Carpet
When gum gets stuck on the carpet, it can almost break your spirits. Dab an ice cube on the gum and let it sit there for 1 minute, or until it becomes hard. You should be able to pull it off the carpet carefully once it is hard. If necessary, use a dull edged tool, such as spatula, to scrape the hard gum off.
Dried Blood Stain Removal from Carpet
Kids are just as accident prone as adults, sometimes more so. When a boo-boo strikes, the blood is likely to drip onto the carpets. Once the little ones are bandaged, treat the stain by mixing cold water with a grease-fighting dish detergent in a spray bottle and follow the steps described in the colored drinks. A cotton ball dabbed in hydrogen peroxide can also be effective, but it can potentially lighten the carpet.
How to Remove Ink from Carpet
Kids can find that ink pen the moment your back is turned. When they use your carpet as a notebook, the ink can be terrifying to see. Treat a few cotton balls with rubbing alcohol and gently sponge the alcohol on the carpet. Let it break up for about 30 minutes. Rinse the area with warm water and white vinegar mixture. Use a dry towel to blot the moisture as dry as possible.