If you have children, then you are already aware they can be a real handful in making messes all over your home. Kids have an uncanny talent to spill food, crayon walls, and make impossible messes you could never expect.
The Following Examples will Give you Some Pointers on Cleaning the Most Basic Messes when they Happen:
Cleaning Bubble Gum
Bubble gum is one of the most common stains you can see around your home, whenever you’re busy cleaning carpets. Kids will often enjoy a nice piece of gum, but once they grow bored of it they tend to slap it anywhere they see, except for the rubbish bin. The worst place you can find them is on your carpets, stepped on and beaten into the carpet by foot traffic. Removing gum stains is a serious challenge that often results in bits and pieces left and a spot you can notice even after you’re done. To get rid of the spot, you should start by putting some ice in a zip lock bag. Put the bag of ice on the gum itself until it’s cold enough to almost freeze, hardening it. Now you can scrape it away with a tool of your choice. Sponge the gum stain with some cleaning fluid and cover the spot with a clean white towel, allowing it to soak up and liquid, and pat it down until the stain dries up.
Cleaning Up Glue Spots
The thing about glue stains is that they need to be tackled before they have a chance to harden. If you spot one early on, you can simply dab it with a paper towel or clean it differently. If the glue stain was there for longer, hardening on your carpet, then you will need to work harder to scrape it off the surface. Hardened glue stains are notoriously tough to remove, so you may have difficulties cleaning them without the use of a professional cleaning service.
Cleaning Chocolate Stains
Chocolate needs to be cleaned as soon as possible. You don’t want it to melt into your carpet, as that would become a magnet for ants. Removing the chocolate from the carpets requires a butter knife, vacuum, spot remover, paper towels, and a clothing iron. If the chocolate or candy is dried up, you can scrape it off with the knife. Vacuum the stain after scraping to suck up any leftover flakes. Cover the affected area with a few paper towels. Set your clothing iron to its lowest, non-steam setting. This will help lift the chocolate stain and stick it to the paper towels. Repeat as many times as necessary to solve the issue.
Cleaning Vomit Stains
Babies and even toddlers tend to vomit sometimes, which is a pretty unpleasant reality of being a parent, it can’t be helped. The accident can happen at any time, so you should be prepared. The way you tackle vomit stains is the same as any other, where time is of the essence. The longer the stain remains, the harder it is to clean. To remove a vomit stain, you should first scrape off the excess vomit. Sprinkle some baking soda or cornstarch on the surface and let it stand for about 15 minutes. Vacuum the leftover stains and use a clean white cloth, sponging the stain with dry-cleaning solvent. Blot the area until the solvent is absorbed. Sponge the area with cold water and blot dry to remove the cleaning solution. This should solve your issues with even the hardest vomit stains.