A traditional favorite, many kinds of jams and jellies are frequently smeared over toast, sandwiches, pancakes, bagels, and other such breads. Being a common ingredient in most households, the young and old enjoy the fruity spread and will delight it in frequently. As a result, it is a fairly common occurrence that jam and jelly will inevitably land on the carpets. Whether a toddler decided to use the sticky substance as finger paint or grown man let a glob fall, or another assailant dropped their tasty treat face down on the carpet, the would-be stain needs to be tended to quickly. We at Green Co Carpet Cleaning would like to offer a method on how to treat the jam/jelly spot on your carpet today.
How to Get Jam & Jelly Stains Out of Carpet
1) It is important to clean the mess quickly. The sooner you tend to the spill, the more success you will have at removing it and the easier it will be, much like anything that can result in potential stains on your carpet. Depending on how much is there will dictate how many paper towels you will need, use your discretion. With blunt edge; spoon, spatula, butter knife, or so on and scoop up the blobs of jelly/jam and wipe it off on the paper towels as you. Be careful not to use too much pressure as you do not want to press the jam deeper into the fibers or spread it out further.
2) Don’t forget some important basics when treating the spill. There are some important basic carpet cleaning formalities you need to recall when treating spills. Blot up stains and moisture, never scrub and rub the carpet. Stay clear of hot water, you could set in some dyes. Never skip the patch test in an inconspicuous area, no matter what type of cleaner you choose to use, to ensure there isn’t a poor reaction. To avoid transferring print and dye onto the carpet, use white paper towels, towels, and cloths. Never over saturate the carpet as it could lead to water damage.
3) Lightly mist with a squirt bottle or use a damp cloth to moisten the area.
4) Mix ¼ tsp liquid dish soap with 2 liters of cool water in a squirt bottle or bucket.
5) Apply the solution to a clean cloth or sponge, and blot the jam stain. Start working the spot on the outer ridge and work the way towards the center. If you prefer, you can place a treated damp cloth over the jelly and use a spoon to blot up the mess.
6) Blot with plain white paper towels the excess moisture in between application to prevent over saturation. Repeat until the jam or jelly is removed along with sticky residues.
7) Use a damp cloth from cool water to blot away the solution.
8) To the best of your ability, get the area dry with a junk towel.
9) Vacuum to relax the fibers only after the carpet is fully dry.
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Green Co Carpet Cleaning is readily available to remove any stubborn stains from your carpets including any jams or jellies. We can get your carpets clean, sanitized and deodorized quickly and efficiently. Contact us today to book your deep steam spring cleaning appointment.