With February being the month of romance, many couples will offer their loved one’s tokens of their affection. Chocolate is a common a gift and chocolate stains can unexpectedly appear on your carpet, no matter whether you love chocolate or don’t have much of a sweet tooth. Remember, when it comes to chocolate, like most stains, the longer they sit the harder it is to remove. Today, we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to discuss a few methods to remove chocolate.
Method #1 – Collect a butter knife, a vacuum, spot remover, paper towels and a clothing iron to clean chocolate stains from carpet
1) Take a butter knife and scrape off as much as the chocolate stain as you can if you see that the chocolate has dried.
2) Vacuum directly over the stain to remove any flakes that may remain once you scraped as much chocolate residue as you can from the carpet.
3) With a few paper towels, cover the affected area.
4) The lowest, non-steam setting possible should be set on your clothing iron. Over the paper towels, move the iron slowly. This contributes to assisting the chocolate start to stick to the paper towels.
5) Be sure to keep the temperature steady while doing so when you are ironing the paper towels.
6) Until the chocolate stain has disappeared, repeat steps 1-5 as necessary.
7) Administer a household carpet cleaner to the area and agitate gently with a clean white towel should any dark spots remain. Potential damage can be caused from over agitating carpet fibers, so use caution to avoid this.
Method # 2 – To remove chocolate stains from carpet, collect butter knife, paper towels, clean cloths, white detergent, water and squirt bottle
Below is an alternative option to removing chocolate stains.
1) From the affected area of the carpet use a butter knife, scrape off any remaining chocolate residue. Use cation and care as you perform this step.
2) Utilize carpet stain remover to try and lift the chocolate stain in addition to try and lift the chocolate stain.
3) Take ¼ teaspoon of white detergent and mix it with a cup of water that’s around room temperature should any remnants of the chocolate stain are still visible after performing step 2
4) Directly onto the stain, pour this water and detergent mixture.
5) Working from the outer edge of the stain to the inner part, being blotting the carpet. This ensures that the chocolate won’t spread out further.
6) Should disappear, leave the area to dry and the chocolate stain.
Method #3 – Remove as much of the chocolate as you can using a butter knife or scraping tool as soon as you discover the stain.
1) Over the chocolate stain, directly dampen the area with cold water.
2) Rub the stain in a circular motion using a bit of dishwashing detergent and a clean cloth. Allow it to settle for 5-10 minutes to break up the chocolate.
3) The chocolate stain should lift and rinse the area well.