It happens to the best of us – one minute we’re enjoying an after-dinner or mid-day treat, and the next thing we know we’ve gone and smeared our deliciously dark chocolate into our previously clean carpets! Concerned about removing chocolate stains from carpet? Here’s a quick and easy guide before contacting the professionals at Dazzle CC!
1.) Scrape up the excess chocolate from the carpet using a clean, non-sharp, non-serrated knife. Be gentle to avoid damaging the carpet fibers. The chocolate you’re able to remove can they be placed onto a paper towel – make sure that you’re cleaning off the knife frequently so that you aren’t rubbing more of the chocolate into the carpet!
2.) Apply rubbing alcohol! Alcohol will dissolve the fats in the chocolate without damaging the carpet. Use a white cloth to apply the rubbing alcohol, and then lay the cloth over the stain.
3.) Grab a spoon and use the backside of it to massage the stain over the alcohol-soaked cloth – this will ensure that the alcohol is worked through into the fibers.
4.) Make a detergent solution by mixing a 1/4 tsp of an eco-friendly colorless detergent or shampoo with a liter of warm water and stir to combine.
5.) Soak the cloth in the detergent mixture and lay it onto the stain, using a damp kitchen towel to then further massage the cloth. Work the detergent into the carpet – this will help to remove chocolate stains from carpet.
5.) Remove the cloth and use another clean cloth to blot the area dry; remove all excess liquid and continue to ensure the stain has lifted.
6.) Rinse the carpet by spritzing it with clean water from a spray bottle to ensure the chocolate, alcohol, and detergent mixture has been drawn out f the fibers.
7.) Allow the carpet to dry – lay a few sheets of paper towel on top of the wet patch and wait 3-6 hours to ensure that the water has been thoroughly absorbed.
Removing chocolate stains from carpet didn’t work?
That means it’s time to call in a professional! Dazzle CC offers the best and most-effective stain removal services in the industry. We use our in-house made spot treatment, as well as high-heat steam cleaning to work away at even the toughest stains. Preventative measures are great, but some stains – especially chocolate – are too tricky to remove fully on your own.