You buy carpets and other home accessories with a lot of love. When they get damaged, it can be heart-breaking!. If you are reading this, then, believe me, you are not alone!
It’s normal to spill every now and again. Chances are this is not your first time… However syrup in particular can be hard to remove from carpet!. Be it maple syrup, pancake syrup, corn syrup, honey syrup, or any other sort of syrup, there are a few tricks that can help clear up your sticky mess!
The trick is to be calm, quick and patient. Here we go!
For any sort of stain, the key is to kick start the process immediately. Otherwise, the syrup soaks into the carpet and becomes even harder to remove.
Following are the steps for getting syrup out of carpet according to the type of syrup that spilled.
How to Get Maple Syrup Out of Carpet?
If you start immediately, then firstly you’ll have to remove the excess maple syrup. Use a spoon or a dull knife to remove excess syrup from your carpeted floor. Then, you can clean the surface with a white cloth dipped in warm water. If the maple syrup has dried up, you’ll have to start with wetting the area so that the syrup gets activated. Then, you’ll have to use a spoon or a dull knife to remove it. Then, repeat the same method of dampening the area with warm water and a cloth.
Make sure that the water isn’t too hot. Hot water can make the stains permanent. Also, your carpet’s fabric could be at risk!
Use a sponge to clean the area until the stain is all gone.
This is the simplest trick that only requires water. However, for hard stains, you’ll have to mix half a tablespoon of dish liquid in 1 cup of water. Pour the solution onto the stain so that every drop of it covers the stain entirely.
Then, use a white cloth and blot the surface thoroughly. Blot gently and quickly. If the stain is old you will need to use more force and pressure.
How Do I Remove Pancake Syrup from Carpet?
Ammonia is known to remove even the hardest of the stains. Pancake syrup’s stains are quite hard and stubborn and won’t go away easily. However, using ammonia could help you come out of this sticky situation!
- Take 1 tablespoon of ammonia and mix it into a half cup of water.
- Use a white cloth to blot the solution onto the surface of the carpet.
- Clean the surface with a damp sponge so that the residue of the solution is also completely removed. If the cleaning solution is left on the carpet, with time, your carpet will deteriorate
- Repeat the sponging process with warm then cold water.
- As you sponge the surface with cold water, make sure to remove water by blotting.
Please note that pancake syrup consists of a lot of sugar. So, if you don’t remove it thoroughly, in the future, the sugar will turn yellow, and the stains will return.
How to Get Corn Syrup Out of Carpet?
Vinegar is one of the most common items that is found in every household. So, you’ll not need to go out and buy anything extravagant to remove your corn syrup stain.
- Start with scraping off the stain with a blunt knife or spoon. But, make sure that you are gentle so as to not destroy your carpet.
- Apply vinegar directly onto the stain. But, if your carpet’s fabric is wool or linen, dilute the vinegar with water as these fabrics are quite fragile.
- Now, take a white cloth and blot the area to make sure that all the stains have completely disappeared.
- If the stains are tougher, you’ll need to keep on dipping a white cloth into the solution and applying it onto the surface.
- Rub the stain with gentle hands and slowly and gradually you’ll see the results!
Best Way to Get Honey Out of Carpet
We love honey almost as much as Winnie the Pooh! But not when it’s ruining our carpet.
Here is how to tackle a honey stain:
- Prepare a stain remover solution by adding 1 tablespoon of liquid detergent and 1 tablespoon of vinegar into one-quarter of warm water.
- Mix it thoroughly.
- Drench the spotted area completely with the solution that you’ve prepared.
- Let the surface absorb the solution. (So, you will need to leave it for around 15 minutes)
- Now, use an absorbent pad to soak the solution as well as the stain. After that, take a fresh white cloth, dip it into cold water and apply it onto the surface. Sponge the area well with the cloth.
- After completing the process, you’ll observe no stains hopefully. However, in a few scenarios, stains still do not go! So, you’ll have to take rubbing alcohol and dip a clean cloth in it.
- Blot the area with the damp cloth and make sure to observe the stain.
- Repeat the rubbing alcohol process until the stain this disappears. This should take around two to three attempts.
Syrup problems solved
So hopefully you achieved the results you needed. The above methods are easy ways to remove stains from your carpets without ruining the material. They use common household items which we would advise keeping in stock for any future mishaps…
Make sure to try these out!