3 Steps to Make That Ice Cream Stain on Your Carpet Vanish
One of the most favourite treats to beat the summer heat is ice cream. It helps you to keep cool during hot weather days. However, ice cream melts faster than you can lick it, and spills can happen. Don’t let that discourage you. Here are three easy stain removal steps to help you get rid of that ice cream on your soft and beautiful carpet.
- Scoop up and scrape it away
Before doing anything else, you will need to scoop up and scrape the excess ice cream on your carpet using a spoon as quickly as possible. Be careful not to rub it into the carpet fibres. Start from the outside and work your way inwards to prevent it from spreading.
- Blot the stain with water
After removing the excess ice cream on your carpet, prepare a white cloth and water. Soak your cloth with water and sponge the affected area to rinse the ice cream residue. Blot it up with a dry cloth as you rinse. Do not scrub the stain as it will damage your carpet fibres, blot it gently instead.
Check your cloth if you were able to soak up most of the ice cream stain off the carpet. If the cloth absorbed a lot of ice cream, chances are the stain will be removed with water and will not need other cleaning agents. If the stain is still there, continue with the next step.
- Detergent Solution
You can use your household liquid dish soap to create a homemade stain remover. Make a soapy solution with a mixture of ¼ teaspoon of dish soap and a bowl of water. Soak your clean cloth with the solution and apply it onto the area. Once the stain is removed, use another cloth to absorb the soap from the carpet.
Call a Professional
If you are not successful after trying out these techniques and other tips you found on the internet, then you must call a professional to treat that carpet stain and prevent further damage. Bond Cleaning Australia has a team of professionals trained on the different carpet stain removal and carpet cleaning methods.
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