With the summer heat comes all of the tasty goodies that can help us cool down, such as the all time favorite ice cream! This tasty treat is a great snack that doesn’t just taste good but it can help cool you down. On the down side, it can also stain your carpets. When ice cream gets on your carpet it can be a disaster and getting ice cream out of your carpets can be difficult. Eco Clean Carpet Cleaning will share how to get old and fresh ice cream stains out of carpets.
Fresh Ice Cream Stain Removal from Carpets
When stains occur on carpet, it is much easier to clean when they are fresh. When ice cream first falls on your carpet, you will want to grab a few cleaning materials such as a spoon, two or more clean cloths, water, club soda, liquid dish soap, ammonia, non gel shaving cream and an old tooth brush. With your clean materials ready, use the spoon to lift off as much of the ice cream as possible. Be careful not to grind or smash any of the ice deeper into the carpet. Next soak the cleaning cloth in cold water or you can use the club soda. Begin blotting at the ice cream stain to help rinse out as much of the ice cream as possible. With a dry cloth blot or pat the area so it dries up a bit. Next, mix together ½ teaspoon of liquid dish soap with a cup of water. With a cloth or sponge, blot at the ice cream stain. You can even use the shaving cream instead of the soapy water to remove the stain. With this method, you apply the shaving cream onto the stain and use the tooth brush to scrub the stain out. For stubborn stains, you can use ½ tablespoon of ammonia and a cup of water. Blot the area with the mixture to until the stain dissolves away. Pat the area dry with a dry cloth then vacuum the carpet.
Removing Old Dried Ice Cream Stains from Carpet
When those ice cream stains go unnoticed, they can be more difficult to remove. If you have discovered an old ice cream stain, you will need some borax, ammonia, shaving cream, water, and a few cleaning cloths, or sponge. Start by mixing ½ tablespoon of borax with a cup of water. With either a cloth or sponge, dip it into the mixture then begin blotting from the outside of the stain and work your way inwards. As the ice cream breaks up, you will want to rinse the area with plain water by blotting once again. If there are still remnants of the stain, apply the non-gel shaving cream onto the stain. Gently rub the shaving cream into the carpet. As it begins to foam, it should lift the stain out. Rinse the shaving cream out of the carpet with plain water, again using the blotting method. If the shaving cream didn’t get the stain out, use the same ammonia and water mixture as before. Make sure to rinse the ammonia out and pat the area dry.