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10/26/2016

Tips to Help You Remove Common Halloween Carpet Stains

Halloween is a fun holiday that involves dressing up, carving pumpkins, and many treats. While these are all fun parts of the holiday, they can also turn into messy stains on your carpet. Don't let this deter you from having fun this Halloween! Most of the stains you will find on your carpet this season are quite easy to remove. Tacoma Cleanpro can help you get rid of some of the most common Halloween carpet stains with these simple tips. 

Pumpkin Carving Stains 

Pumpkin carving is a fun arts and craft activity that allows your children to get creative and add their own touch to your festive decorations. Ideally, pumpkin carving should be done outdoors in order to avoid getting the messy insides all over your home. If you must do this indoors, be sure to place some newspaper over your work surface to catch the stain causing agents before they have a chance to go anywhere. Since things don't always go as planned, we understand that pumpkin pulp and even puree can make their way into your carpet. If this is the case in your home, start by gently scraping up as much pumpkin pulp, seeds, or puree as possible. Be careful as you do this since these substances tend to be quite slimy and slippery. Once you've removed the excess, treat any remaining stain with warm water. Gently apply the warm water to the stain using a clean washcloth and a blotting motion. Next, soak up the solution with a clean, dry washcloth. Alternating between these two steps will help lift the stain and transfer it from your carpet onto the washcloth. Once the stain is gone, let the area dry thoroughly. Tacoma Cleanpro in Tacoma can help you maintain your carpet at its best this holiday season! For the best professional carpet cleaning service around, contact them at (253) 229- 7499. Be sure to ask about their safe and reliable natural carpet cleaning process. 

Remove Candle Wax From Your Carpet 

No matter how careful we are, candle wax always manages to get on just about everything in the house. If you accidentally drip some candle wax onto your carpet, don't panic! Stay calm and remember that if you try to remove candle wax when it's still wet, you may accidentally cause the stain to spread. Instead, allow the wax drippings to dry before you start working on getting rid of them. Once the drippings are dry, they will also be hard. Use a dull knife or a butter knife to gently scrape off as much of the hard wax as possible. Remember to do this as gently as possible in order to avoid damaging your carpet's fibers. Next, place a clean washcloth over the wax stain and gently run a warm iron over it. Make sure your iron is on a low setting and not the steam setting. As you iron over the stain, it will start to transfer onto the washcloth and off of your carpet. You may have to go over the stain several times so be sure to use a clean spot on the washcloth each time. 

How to Get Rid of Glitter in Your Carpet 

Glitter is a popular choice with many children. Whether your children decide to get crafty and make a glitter-filled art project or choose a Halloween costume that sheds glitter all over the house, finding it in your carpet can be a nightmare. Although vacuuming is a great way to remove glitter from your carpet, you may notice that there will still be some stubborn flecks that just won't want to come up. Instead of getting frustrated and giving up on removing it all, head over to your child's toy collection and look for some play dough. Once you have the play dough, you're ready to start picking up excess glitter. Simply roll the play dough over the areas where you still see the glitter. The texture of the play dough will cause the glitter to stick to it without causing damage to your carpet's fibers.

Carpet Cleaning Service in Tacoma 

If you're looking for the most effective and safe carpet cleaning service in town, contact Tacoma Cleanpro in Tacoma. Contact them at (253) 229- 7499 and be sure to ask about their Ion Exchange Process as well as all of the other services they provide.

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