Valentine’s Day, while not popular with everyone is a day to celebrate love. To many, it is a day to be reminded of a romantic relationship but for others, it is a day to celebrate every kind of love and the people we hold dear to us. There are many cliché’s that surround Valentine’s Day, some good and some bad. A favorite cliché of many is the popular heart-shaped box of chocolates. Chocolate is great especially inexpensive high-quality forms, but what happens if chocolate gets spilled on the carpet?
If chocolate has been dropped on your carpet the first thing to do is get it up as soon as possible especially before it melts. Pick up as much of the chocolate as possible and use the blunt side of a butter knife or even a spoon to gently scrape as much of the chocolate as you can from the carpet.
Take a clean white cloth and some luke-warm or room temperature water and gently blot the chocolate remaining on the carpet. Avoid using colored cloths to ensure dye from the cloth doesn’t end up in the carpet and blot, never rub, working from the outside of the stain in toward the center to help prevent the stain from spreading to a clean area of the carpet.
If there is still chocolate in the carpet after blotting with water it is time for a cleaning solution. Mix a ¼ teaspoon of mild liquid dish soap with a bowl of water and continue with the same blotting process as with the water. Once the chocolate stain has been removed from the carpet return to the water blotting process to rinse any solution still in the carpet. Finally, lay a dry towel down and weight it with something heavy until the spot is dry.
If the stain is not coming out after applying the mild soap solution it may be time to call in the carpet cleaning pros. All Kleen has a team of highly trained cleaning technicians with an arsenal of tools ready to combat your toughest stains. We can also apply stain guard so your next spill will be easier to clean up.