How to Get Rid of Chocolate on Carpet

There are many types of chocolate available in different forms and flavours for every taste. However, chocolate can cause awful stains on carpeting, no mater whether it is dark, white or any other type. Because of the cocoa solid and cocoa fat contained in chocolate, these stains can cling into the carpet if not treated promptly.
Fortunately, it is possible to get rid of chocolate on carpet by using only items that you probably already have at home. Follow these instructions suggested by cleaners Brixton, and you shouldn’t have any problems to remove the chocolate stain from your carpet.

  1. Scoop up as much chocolate as possible with a spoon, then dispose of the substance in a trash bag.
  2. Lay a stack of paper towels onto the chocolate stain and blot with your hands to extract as much moisture as you can. Get rid of the stained paper towels, and continue to blot with clean ones until no more chocolate transfers to the paper towels.
  3. Dip a clean cloth in a solution of ¼ teaspoon of clear dish-washing liquid and 1 cup of cool water, previously mixed in a bowl. Wring out the excess solution, then dab at the chocolate stain repeatedly, beginning from the outside of the stain and working inwards.
  4. Rinse the soapy solution out of the carpet fibers using a clean cloth saturated in plain water. Make sure the detergent is completely removed, because it can lead to quicker staining of your carpet afterwards, according to cleaners Brockley.
  5. Mix 2 tablespoons of ammonia with 1 cup of lukewarm water in a bowl, and blot the mixture into the carpet using a clean cloth.
  6. Dab at the carpet with a mixture of 1 cup white vinegar and 2 cups water to neutralize the ammonia in the carpet, and to remove any remaining chocolate stain. Blot the affected area, then press a clean,dry cloth onto the carpeting to soak up as much of the liquid as possible.

7. Let the carpet air-dry completely.

February 8, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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