Hard Candy In Your Carpet? Ask the Carpet Pro!

20422857_sHard candy does not play well with carpets! Especially when they’ve been inside a little person’s mouth for long enough to dissolve half-way, and then – whoops – who knows how it got there on your carpet?! Hard candies seem to melt into a carpet like candles, but they’re much stickier. Here’s how to deal with sticky sugar residue – and a clump of candy that seems glued to your carpet!
What You’ll Need:
White Vinegar
Clear Dish Soap
Warm Water
Spray bottle
Clean towels
The Steps:
Take the spoon, get the towel and wet it in warm water, dampen the areas where the candy is stuck to the carpet, and gently work it free of the fibers, a little at a time. You can use the spoon if it helps, and have the vacuum ready, just in case the candy breaks into shards, so you can vacuum it up.
In the bowl, mix a teaspoon of the dish soap with a cup of warm water. Wet another towel in the solution, wring it out until it’s damp. Blot the spot with the towel, working from the outside edges of the spot toward the center. Don’t scrub, just blot; you will likely have to repeat several times.
When the sugar residue is gone, put more water in the spray bottle, sprits the area with water and blot dry to remove the soap. Repeat at least once. Let the area dry.
Depending on the type of candy, remaining sugar residue may turn a little brown. If this happens, mix one part white vinegar with two parts water, dampen a towel with this, and blot the spot. (you might want to test the vinegar solution on an inconspicuous spot first.)
Repeat, then flush with clean water, and let it dry completely!

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