There is nothing better than enjoying a piece (or more!) of good quality chocolate. Full of all sorts of goodness, antioxidants, and mood-boosting properties, who doesn’t love this tasty superfood? The only thing that can put a damper on your chocolate enjoyment is finding it ground into your carpet so badly that you can’t seem to get the stain out! Check out these instructions for removing chocolate from carpet to fix your love affair with the cocoa bean.
What you’ll need to remove a chocolate stain from your carpet:
- White cloth
- Paper towels
- Spray bottle
- Detergent (bleach free)
- Heavy books
Act quickly! Melted chocolate can dry surprisingly fast, so the sooner you treat the stain the better chance you have of removing it completely.
First, you’ll need to blot with a white cloth to remove as much of the chocolate as possible. Do not rub it! This will push the stain further into the carpet fibres. Blotting is absolutely crucial here.
Next, you’ll need to neutralize it with an ammonia solution (1 tbsp of ammonia in a 1/2 cup of water). Spray it on the chocolate stain, being careful not to oversaturate the carpet. Blot (don’t rub!) to remove any excess moisture.
Then, apply a small amount of detergent solution (1/4 tsp of bleach-free dish soap in 2 cups of water) and blot. Reapply until the stain is removed. Rinse with tap water using a spray bottle, blotting to remove any excess moisture.
Finally, lightly spray with water, but don’t blot this time. Apply a pad of paper towels and a stack of books. Leave to dry.
A note on stain removal:
These instructions should work well to remove fresh chocolate stains. However, there are no guarantees in life, and the chocolate or any other stain you try to remove yourself might refuse to cooperate. If you didn’t discover the stain until it had already set or if it is just particularly stubborn, it might be time to call the professionals. Contact us at AmSteam today and book an appointment! We will use our expertise and professional steam cleaning equipment to do our best to return your carpet to its pre-chocolate state.
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