Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 10/31/15 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.
Dentists aren't the only ones who dread Halloween.
Your carpets and rugs do, too.
And It doesn't matter how careful you are.
If you have kids or grandkids running around with bags of candy, chances are, one of those pieces is bound to go from mouth to carpet.
...Only to be discovered a day later...
At this point, that piece of hard candy has dried and is now stuck to your carpet.
Hammond Knoll has come up with a few easy carpet cleaning tips to help you safely remove candy stains.
Rid your carpet of candy stains
It's important to note that hard candies are sugar-based and will dissolve with water.
It may take up to an hour so be patient – it WILL start to loosen.
Gather these tools:
- Cool water
- Cleaning cloths.
- Spot Be Gone (any stain remover will work).
- Butter knife or spoon.
Now that you know what supplies you need, let’s move onto the carpet cleaning tips.
1. Apply cool water
Apply cool water to the stained area until the candy begins to detach from the carpet.
Carefully pull large pieces out of the carpet fibers. Scrape gently with a spoon or butter knife, if needed, to help loosen the candy.
Continue removing candy and adding cool water to help the process.
2. Use the Spot Be Gone
Once the candy is out of the carpet, apply Spot Be Gone to remove any sticky, colored spot.
3. Blot the area
Blot with a dry cloth to remove the cleaner and stain.
Be sure to use a clean section of cloth with each blot to avoid transfer.
4. Let it dry.
After removing the stain, blot with a dry cloth to remove excess moisture.
Allow to dry completely.
Carpet cleaning tips for fab floors
Halloween mishaps are no match for these five spot-cleaning steps.
Follow them carefully, and you’ll say buh-bye to hard candy spots on your carpets in no time.
If stubborn stains still won’t yield, it’s time to call Hammond Knoll for a professional cleaning.
As always,Hammond Knoll is just a phone call away for our expert advice! Give us a call at 253-472-9686 and we'll walk you through the cleaning process or schedule an appointment to have your carpets professionally cleaned.