Hot chocolate is a very comforting drink that can make a cold winter day better. It can warm your tummy and offers its chocolate goodness that will definitely put a big smile on your face. Add some marshmallows to your hot chocolate if you want or you can enjoy it as is.
While you are enjoying your hot chocolate though sometimes mishaps can happen. You could accidentally spill the mug you are holding and cause the hot chocolate to get on your favorite carpet. This can be very disheartening to any homeowner as the spill is going to cause a very dark and nasty stain that will ruin the appearance of the carpet.
Cleaning up this mess is really difficult to do. The stain is not going to go away easily thus you must take the right steps to clean it up. Here is a helpful guide that you can use to remove the hot chocolate stains from your carpet.
1. Absorb the spilled hot chocolate on the carpet by using a clean white towel to extract the liquid. Do this continuously until all of the hot chocolate is gone and only the stain is remaining on the carpet.
2. Next, get a cotton ball and douse it with isoprophyl rubbing alcohol. Then, use the cotton ball to dab the stain on your carpet. The alcohol helps in breaking down the hot chocolate stain so that it can be easily removed from the carpet fibers. Do this until the cotton ball dries up.
3. The next step to get your carpet back to normal is to make a cleaning agent that will remove the stain. You can do this very easily by combining some household items you can find in your home. Take a teaspoon of clear ammonia and mix it with a cup of warm water and you will have for yourself a really effective cleaning product that will make the stain disappear.
4. Apply the cleaning solution you have made onto the hot chocolate stain and then let it set for five minutes. Then, get a piece of clean white cloth and slowly blot the affected area. Continue to blot the stain until it is completely removed.
5. Rinse the area of the carpet where the stain used to be with a cup of water. Then, dry the area with the use of a wet/dry vac. This is to prevent any residue from staying behind on the carpet fibers.