Even when there is a strict rule that food is to never cross the threshold, sometimes, a rebellious soul will tempt the consequences and do just that. Where toddlers enjoy finger painting, jam and jelly can be a creative substitute. Removing the jam or jelly can sometimes be difficult, but with swift action, it’s not out of reach.
Direct Carpet Cleaners would like to share some tips on getting the jelly or jam stain lifted from your carpet.
1. First thing is to reign in the tantrum brewing within, collect a few paper towels and a butter knife, or something similar with a dull edge. Scrape away the bulk of the jam or jelly, and wipe it on the paper towel. Apply gently movement as to not much the stain deeper in the fibers, or spread the stain out wider. Repeat until you can no longer scrape the remnants.
2. Understand the type of fibers used to construct your carpet. Various fibers need to be cleaned and treated with specific techniques. If ever in doubt, call a professional.
3. In a spray bottle, add warm water, never use hot, and dampen up the spot. Note: Using hot water can potentially set in a stain, making removal extra difficult or even unsuccessful. If a spray bottle is not available, cautiously sponge the warm water on the spot, but do not over saturate.
4. In a bowl or spray bottle, combine 1/4 tsp of a mild, non-bleaching detergent, (dishwashing liquid works well) or carpet shampoo with a liter of cold water. Be sure the solution is thoroughly mixed. Note: Whether you are using a home remedy, or a commercial cleaning product, ALWAYS conduct a patch test in an inconspicuous area to ensure fibers integrity or carpet color are not compromised.
6. Completely submerge a white, clean cloth into the mixture, ring out the excess, and lie the cloth over the stain.
7. To avoid rubbing and scrubbing, which will only push the stain deeper, use a back of a spoon, and blot up the stain. Work around the exterior of the spot, and towards the center.
8. Blot the stain with a dry, white paper towel to keep the moisture under control, and repeat step 6 and 7 until stain is successfully lifted. NOTE: Using printed or colored paper towels or cleaning cloths can transfer dye onto your carpet.
9. Rinse the area with cool water, and blot dry.
10. Once area is dry, vacuum the fibers to relax.
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Our professionals at Direct Carpet Cleaners have the skill, training, and experience combined with the handling of superior equipment and quality detergents to remove the toughest stains for vibrant carpets. Not only are your stains removed, with high tech ingenuity, the odor is lifted and the dirt and grime nesting beneath surface is pulled up. We offer a wide range of services to help get your home to the best possible level of cleanliness. Call us today to schedule your appointment.