Friday, 5 August 2011

How to Remove Jelly from a Carpet

If some jelly has been dropped on your carpet, make sure to remove it as soon as you can to prevent a stain from occurring. You can use a natural cleaning solution involving vinegar to get rid of the jelly, rather than harsh chemicals that pose threat to kids and pets. Before applying any cleaning solution to the entire carpet, test a small area of it for colour fastness.

  1. You will need the following items: butter knife, white cloths, small bowl, vinegar, rubbing alcohol and water.
  2. Use a butter knife to scrape up the excess jelly from the carpet.
  3. Blot up as much jelly residue as you can using paper towels or a white cloth. St John's cleaners recommend avoid rubbing the stained area to prevent the jelly stain from spreading.
  4. Dip a clean white cloth into a mixture of 2/3 cups of vinegar and 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol. Dab at the jelly stain repeatedly using the cloth. Reapply the cleaning solution to the cloth, if needed, and continue blotting the stain until it is gone.
  5. Remove the cleaning solution from the treated area by sponging with a clean white cloth dampened with cool water. Do not over soak the carpet with water, as this can lead to mildew growth in future.
  6. Soak up the excess water from the carpet using a dry cloth, and allow the carpet to air dry.
If you have some concerns about your capability to remove the jelly stain without damaging the carpet, you'd better call carpet cleaning St John's Wood to do the job for you.


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