Removing Chocolate From Carpeting and Upholstery

Tru-Clean Surface Care’s Tips For Dealing With Chocolate Stains

Easter’s upon us and along with all the usual seasonal suspects like out of town visitors and Easter Egg Hunts, comes the joy of over-indulging on the chocolate front.

Admit it, young or old, we all love Easter eggs. Little fingers rip open the boxes, peel off the foil wrapping, break chunks of chocolate off and then drop bits all over the carpets (to be trodden in by feet of all sizes later in the day) and smear half sucked mush over the upholstery. Chocolate heaven…not!

So if the worst happens to your carpets or upholstery over the Easter weekend, take heed and remember how to remove chocolate from carpets and upholstery.

1. Act immediately

2. Remove any solid chocolate with a knife or spoon.

3. Lightly spray a mist of very mild dishwashing detergent over the stain.

4. Blot up (DO NOT RUB) with a clean towel or a kitchen paper

5. Repeat until as much as possible of the stain is removed and no coloring is being transferred to the toweling

6. Spray lightly with clean water (club soda is better)

7. Place a folded towel or wad of kitchen paper on the area with a large weight holding it in place and allow any excess water to wick up into it overnight.

So there you have it…. an emergency chocolate stain removal guide. If you still have problems after doing this, give us a call and we’d be glad to help.

Tru Clean Surface Care is a family-owned environmentally responsible carpet, tile and upholstery cleaning company serving all of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lee, Charlotte and Collier County. We offer convenient evening and weekend appointments and all of our technicians are certified by the world’s most respected certification body for textile professionals.

For all of your professional cleaning needs; from carpet or Oriental rug cleaning to tile and grout cleaning, stone polishing or upholstery cleaning, you can depend on our family to leave your carpets, tile or upholstery in their best state.

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