Halloween can bring its share of carpet spots and stains due to candy, costumes and decorating. As a messy holiday, there are quite a few common carpet stains that can likely happen. To help remove these common Halloween stains, we at Palm Springs Carpet Cleaning would like to share some helpful stain removal tips.
How to Clean Chocolate from Carpet
If necessary, first use a spoon or spatula to carefully scrape the chunks off the surface, after which, use cold water to dampen a clean cloth, and blot. Mix ¼ tsp of mild dish soap and 1 cup of water once the chocolate no longer transfers to cloth. Sponge the solution onto the stain with a fresh cloth dampened with the solution. After 5 minutes or so, use a clean cloth treated with the solution to blot the stain. Rinse the residual substances with a water-damp cloth and use a dry towel to blot the moisture form the fibers.
How to Remove Fake Blood from Carpet
Absorb the excess liquid with a rag or paper towels. Carefully, dab cold water onto the spot. For more control, work the outer edges of the stain and towards the center. Again, remove excess moisture using a dry cloth/rag or paper towels. Repeat these steps 2-3 times, in the event the water procedure is not effective, moisten a cotton ball with 3% hydrogen-peroxide. Blot the spot and use a dry cotton ball in between to absorb the liquid. Once removed, use a water-damp cloth to rinse the surface clean of residual substances and immediately dry with clean towel.
How to Clean Glow Stick Liquid Off Carpet
Immediately blot up as much of the moisture as possible with a paper towel. Be sure to work on the outside and towards the center, to keep the stain from spreading and getting larger. Combing ¼ cup distilled white vinegar, 1 cup of cool water, and 1 teaspoon liquid dishwashing detergent. To work out the stain in the carpet, dip a soft-bristled brush in the solution. Use a water-damp cloth to remove the solution remnants and follow drying with a clean towel.
How to Get Hard Candy Out of Carpet
Carefully pull the candy off the carpet, if it is dry, moisten the candy with cool water to prevent carpet damage; be sure all pieces of candy is removed. Lightly dab your fingers in about ½ tsp of liquid dish soap and use the treated fingers to work the soap directly into the affected carpet. After a few moments, take a water-damp cloth and blot away the residues. Next, dab the cloth in distilled white vinegar and continue to blot. In the event the stain lingers, apply just enough vinegar to dampen the area and let it sit 5-10 minutes. Use a water-damp cloth to blot any remaining stains and vinegar. Dry the areas blotting with a towel.
How to Remove Pumpkin Stain from Carpet
Scrape off the surface first, removing the bulky seeds, pulp, or puree using a blunt edged tool, like a spoon or spatula, and scoop it on paper towels for easy disposal. Carefully work warm water into the stain by using a warm water dampen cloth and blotting motions. Treat a cloth using a solution made of 2 cups cool water and 1 tablespoon dishwashing liquid and blot the remaining substances. Alternate between treated cloth and water treated cloth to treat the stain and dry well afterwards.