Dull moments are often rare occurrences in homes where children live. Accidents on the carpets are bound to happen with the fun and excitement, tantrums and everything in between. A few of the common carpet stains that are frequently created by kids and how to address them is what we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to share today.
Kids Edition – How to Remove Common Stains from Carpet
Chocolate Stains. Kids are often given extra energy from sugar treats, and that can them to unknowingly smear chocolates on the carpets. The longer it sits the harder it is to remove, however, so be sure to immediately address chocolate stains. Scoop up and blot as much of the residue as possible if the chocolate is firm, and then vacuum any dry particles. Chocolate residues can be treated with a solution of ¼ teaspoon of mild liquid dish soap combined with one cup of warm water. Dampen a cloth in the solution in the mixture and from the outer edges towards the center, gently blot the chocolate. Use a water-dampen cloth to rinse away surface residues, dry the spot with a clean towel.
Colored Drink Spills. Brightly colored drinks are loved by children. Scary to see splattered across the carpets are spilled red, orange, purple, and blue drinks. You can remove these stains more effectively by addressing them immediately. With paper towels, promptly blot the moisture. To avoid increasing the mess, never scrub or rub. In a misting spray bottle, combine 1 cup white vinegar, 1tsp mild dish soap and 1 cup of water and spray the solution directly on the spot. Blot with a water-damp cloth and ensure it dries after waiting 10 minutes.
Chewing Gum. It can almost break your spirits when gum gets stuck on the carpet. Leave a baggy of ice on the gum and let it sit until gum is hard, usually only take a few minutes. Use a dull edged tool, such as spatula, to scrape the hard gum off.
Ink Smears. The moment your back is turned, kids can find that ink pen. The ink can be terrifying to see when they use your carpet as a notebook. With rubbing alcohol, treat a few cotton balls and gently sponge the alcohol on the carpet. Let it break up for about 30 minutes. Use warm water and white vinegar mixture to absorb lingering alcohol. Use a dry towel to blot the moisture as dry as possible.
Blood Drips. Just as much as adults, and maybe more so, kids are accident prone. The blood is likely going to drip onto the carpets when a boo-boo strikes, since you are more worried about patching them up. Once they are properly bandaged and 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. It can potentially lighten the carpet, so be careful using cotton ball dabbed in hydrogen peroxide can also be effective.