Spooky Stains

10-27-16.jpgWith the day of spooky ghosts and carved pumpkins right around the corner, we thought it would be appropriate to write an article on all the stains you may encounter, and how to properly treat them, because even ghouls can make accidents.  Join us today, as we show you how to get those spooky Halloween stains right out of your carpet!

Of all the Halloween stains out there, stains from candy are by far the most common.  No matter how it got into your carpet, you can easily take it out with this simple method: For hard candy, grab a bag of ice and place it directly on the candy.  Next, scrape it away with a knife, vacuum, and then go back over with a rag and soapy water.  Pat dry, and you are done.  For chocolate, dab up as much of it as you can, but then go back over it with cold water and dish detergent.  With enough scrubbing in a circular motion, the stain will come right out.

Another common stain that you may run into are make-up stains.  Like candy, these stains may seem to be impossible to remove at first glance, but with the right attitude, you can make short work of them.  First, remove as much as you can by dabbing with a dry cloth.  Next, grab some rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball and begin to lightly dab the spot.  It is important here that you do not scrub of dab with too much force, as rubbing alcohol can destroy the bond between the individual carpet fibers and the base.  If a stain still persists, use some cold soapy water and a rag to get the rest out.  Dab dry, and you are done.

Just like with monsters, ghosts, and ghouls, Halloween carpet stains are by no means scary once you cut them down to size.  With the right attitude and solutions, you can easily make short work of any stain in your home.

From all of us a Bayside Carpet Cleaning, we wish you and your family a very happy Halloween!

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