How to Keep Carpet Clean & Remove Gum, Chocolate, Ink & Other Common Kid Stains in Solana Beach, CA

There is rarely a dull moment when you have kids in the house. Accidents on the carpets are bound to happen with all of the fun and excitement, the tantrums, and the fits, and everything in between. With this in mind, we at Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning would like to discuss the common stains kids create and a quick remedy to remove them.

How to Remove Blood Stains from Carpet

Though sometimes even more so, there are children that are just as accident prone as adults. The blood is likely to drip onto the carpets when the boo-boo occurs. After the kids are bandaged and calm, mix cold water with a few drops of grease-fighting dish detergent in a spray bottle to treat the stain. Allow it to set 10 minutes, blot with a water-damp cloth and ensure it dries by blotting excess moisture with a dry towel.

How to Get Gum Out of Carpet

It can almost break your spirits when you find that chewed gum smooshed into the carpet. For at least a minute, or until it becomes hard, dab an ice cube on the gum. After the gum is hard, you should be able to pull it off the carpet carefully. Use a dull edged tool, like a butter knife or spatula, to scrape the hard gum off if necessary.

How to Get Chocolate Out of Carpeting

The chocolate is easily smeared on the carpet’s surface when too much sugar is giving the kids extra energy. The longer chocolate sits, the harder it is to remove, so never neglect addressing the chocolate fingerprints or melted bars in the carpet. Vacuum any dry particles after you scooped any pieces of chocolate, and then blot any residues clean. If residual chocolate remains, use the mixture ¼ teaspoon of mild liquid dish soap with one cup of warm water of to dampen a clean cloth. Place the soaked cloth (not dripping) on the carpet and gently blot the mess. After about 5 minutes, use a water-damp cloth to blot the chocolate and mixture from the surface. Blot well with dry towels until excess moisture is absorbed and ensures the area is dried well.

How to Get Drinks with Food Coloring Out of Carpets

The brightly colored drinks are adored by all kids. Seeing the splatters of red, orange, purple, and blue drinks across the carpets can be scary. To make removal more effective, address these spills as quickly as possible. To avoid increasing the mess, never scrub or rub. Use paper towels to rapidly absorb the drink. In a misting spray bottle, combine 1 tsp mild dish soap, 1 cup white vinegar, and 1 cup of water and spray on the spot. After the solution has set in for about 10 minutes, use a water-damp clot to blot away the stain and solution. Be sure it dries.

How to Remove Ink from Carpet

The moment your back is turned, kids are likely to discover the rogue pen. The ink can be terrifying to see when they use your carpet as a notebook to scribble their thoughts or the ink pen bleeds. Soak a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol and gently sponge the alcohol on the carpet stain. Let it stand for about 30 minutes. With equal parts warm water and white vinegar, blot the ink clean. Afterwards, use a dry towel to dry the spot.

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These are just the most common, ids have a knack for creating stains on the carpets. When you are faced with a stubborn stain, or simply due for carpet cleaning services, call Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning and let us take care of the rest.