How Do You Clean Candy from Wool Carpeting?
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Saying no to candy is very difficult for children, but it’s even more difficult when the parents have to clean the carpet when the children drop it and it sticks. Stubborn sticky candy messes on your carpet is especially difficult to clean when it sticks to your carpet or even worse when it has been stepped on and it’s embedded in the fibers. Procedures for cleaning these carpets differ with various types of carpeting. The first tip is to avoid aggressive pulling the candy that is stuck to your carpet because it can damage it by ripping and leaving loose threads.
To start, take a butter knife or a scraper like a butter knife. Scrape as much of the sticky candy as you can get out of the carpet. Remember do not be too aggressive. Remove as much of the embedded sticky gooey candy from the carpet as you can. Next, use a sponge and some warm water and then easily brush from the center outward getting more of the candy goo and particles. After you have done what you can with the sticky candy take a little dish soap and work into the carpet. Use your fingers here to make sure you get to the bottom of the fibers. Use a wet paper towel or cloth and gently transfer the remaining candy stain to the cloth. Now put a little distilled white vinegar on a clean cloth and dampen the candy stain. The white distilled vinegar needs to stay for a few minutes to get the remaining candy and stain out of the carpet. Distilled vinegar should force the remaining candy residue to dissolve.
To lift the final candy and stain press a clean wet cloth into the carpet. You can repeat this process if you stains remain in the carpet. It is always best to do this process when you see the fresh sticky candy on your carpet.
When the stain is finally removed and the carpet is clean flush the area with clean water. Damp sponges out as much of the water as you can and then allow it to dry naturally.
Don’t allow frustration to get to you. A little elbow grease will go a long way.
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