With Halloween just around the corner, now is the time for our many Halloween traditions and activities. One that can make quite a mess is carving the pumpkins. Many families love to carve their pumpkins in the living room and turn on their favorite Halloween movies while they carve a face to enhance the Halloween spirit. However, those left with cleaning up often find various pumpkin pits and stains on their precious carpets or rugs. There are several cleaning solutions that work great on getting pumpkins stain out of carpet and rugs. Carpet Care 2000 will share the different cleaning mixtures and how to clean pumpkin stains.
Detergent Pumpkin Stain Removal Carpet Cleaning Solution
One method to cleaning pumpkin stains is to use ¼ teaspoon of liquid dish soap such as dawn dish soap, and then mix it with 1 cup of lukewarm water. Make sure not to use more dish soap and don’t use laundry soap on carpets. Use a bowl and a cup to mix together the cleaning solution.
Vinegar Pumpkin Carpet Stain Remover
This cleaning solution uses 1 cup of vinegar and two cups of water, or if you want a smaller amount, 1 part vinegar and 2 part water. You can mix the water and vinegar in a bowl, cup, or spray bottle to apply to your carpet or rug.
Ammonia Can Be Used to Remove Pumpkin Stains
Ammonia is great to clean just about any stain. However, be careful depending on your carpet and the dyes used because ammonia can discolor your rug and carpet. If you choose to use this cleaning solution test a small hidden area first and see how it reacts to your carpet or rugs. To create a cleaning solution for removing pumpkin stains, mix together either in a bowl, cup, or spray bottle; 1 tablespoon of ammonia and 1 cup of water.
Rinse Cleaning Agents from Carpet
After you use any of the cleaning methods listed above for the stain, always rinse the marred area with warm water. Don’t mix the water with anything else when rinsing.
How to Clean & Remove Pumpkin Stains from Carpet
When you first spot the pumpkin stain after your carving activity, you will want to remove any of the pits or chunks with a butter knife if you need to scrape it off, or simply pick it up with a paper towel. Next apply your preferred cleaning solution by spraying or blotting the solution, starting from the outside of the stain and work your way inwards. Use a white cloth when blotting to prevent the dye from the cloth from seeping into your carpet while you’re cleaning a stain. Blot at the stain until it’s dissolved, then repeat the same process but with the water to rinse the cleaning solution out. After cleaning the carpet or rug and after the stain has had time to dry, you can use a vacuum cleaner to help restore your carpets fluff.
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Carpet Care 2000 wishes you luck with your pumpkin carving and have a happy Halloween! If you find some stains are too tough to clean yourself, or you want your entire carpeted area deep cleaned, contact Carpet Care 2000 today!