Hot chocolate can be one of the best things to drink on a cold, winter afternoon. What better way to spend your free time than watching TV in the living room while slowly sipping on a hot cup of chocolate? While this situation is cozy and comfortable, it can instantly turn into panic if you accidentally spill your hot chocolate on your carpet.
Accidents like this are not uncommon and chocolate spills on the carpet are something that you would never want to happen to you. It creates a very dark, nasty stain on the carpet which will be hard to get out.
If you are facing the tough predicament of a hot chocolate stain on your carpet, it’s not time to give up just yet. There are ways that you can eliminate this ugly stain and get your carpet looking clean and spotless just like nothing happened. Here is a helpful guide that I have prepared to aid you in removing the chocolate stains on your carpet.
Start by getting a clean sponge or a clean white cloth and blotting the spilled hot chocolate on your carpet. You should always act fast because clearing up the excess hot chocolate can really help in avoiding a stubborn stain on your carpet. Carefully blot the spill until there is no more liquid transferring onto the sponge or the cloth.
Next, you will need to prepare the cleaning solution which you will be using on the hot chocolate stain. For this type of stain, you can easily make a very effective cleaning solution using household ammonia. Just mix a teaspoon of clear ammonia with a cup of warm water to create a potent cleaning agent that will help in breaking down the chocolate stain. Place the mixture inside a spray bottle and proceed to the next step.
Spray the hot chocolate stain several times with the cleaning mixture. Let it set for about two minutes and then start blotting the stain with a clean white cloth. You will notice that the stain will become lighter as you continue to blot, this means that the method is working. Continue blotting until all of the hot chocolate stain is gone. It may take several tries but soon enough your carpet will be spotless once more.
For the last step, get a cup of water and rinse the area where the stain used to be. This helps in preventing any build-up of residue from happening which can harm your carpet in the long run. Dry the carpet thoroughly using a wet/dry vac to finish off the job.