Friday, August 5, 2011

How to Get Honey Stains Out of a Carpet

Bees collect flower's nectar to produce a sweet and sticky substance called honey. The natural sweetness of the honey, makes it a delicious ingredient in a variety of desserts and beverages. Except tasty, honey is a natural remedy for many ailments, including sore throat and sleeplessness. However, honey can be quite messy when spilled on your carpet. Because of its stickiness, honey tends to cling into the carpet fibers, turning into a challenge to remove. Still, you would be able to remove the honey stain successfully if you act quick with the right tools.
  1. Get the following items: plastic spoon, small container, liquid dish soap, wooden spoon, white cloths and ammonia.
  2. Get rid of the excess honey by scooping it up with a plastic spoon from the carpet surface.
  3. Pour 2 cups of warm water and 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap into a small container, and stir the ingredients with a wooden spoon.
  4. Wet a white cloth with the mixture, and dab at the honey stain until the area is saturated. Blot up the liquid with a dry cloth, and continue blotting with the cleaning solution until the stain is removed.
  5. If the honey stain remains, St John's Wood cleaners suggest a solution of 1 tablespoon of ammonia and 2 cups of warm water. Mix well, and treat the stain as you would with the soapy solution. Do not mix ammonia with bleach, because the resulting fumes are hazardous.
  6. Pour cool water onto the carpet and soak it up with a clean, dry cloth. Do not over-wet the carpet, because this can lead to a mould growth, according to carpet cleaning St John's Wood team.


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