How to Clean Syrup From Carpet

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Syrup is a difficult substance to clean out of carpet fabric, but the first step is to blot the area to remove the bulk of the stain. Use a mixture of ammonia and water to clean syrup from carpet with help from a professional house cleaner in this free video on housecleaning and housekeeping tips.

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and I'm going to show you how to clean syrup from carpet. Syrup is a nasty thing to get on your carpet or your clothes or anything. It's so sticky, and a lot of people have no idea how to get it out of...out of their carpet or any fabric, at that. I have some syrup here for demonstration purposes. And the first thing you want to do is remove the bulk of the syrup by blotting it with a paper towel. You really don't want to rub it because you're just going to spread it around. I say, with any stain, the first thing you do is blot it because you don't want to work it into the fabric any more than it already is. Next, make a mixture of ammonia and water. This may help. Spray it on there. And that's when you can blot or start to scrub a little bit since you've diluted the syrup a bit. Another stain removal method, which I think works best, is to mix water with dishwashing liquid. Dishwashing liquid works great for cleaning up food because it's made to clean up food, so use this mixture. Apply it to the stain. You can really start scrubbing now. You've got something with a nice surfactant in it that's going to make it bubbly. Scrub it really well. Next, grab some water. This is ammonia and water, like I said before. But you want to grab just plain water and then spray it onto the stain. After you do that...oh, here we go. Right here. Get some paper towels -- more than this. You want to use maybe four or five paper towels and fold them up, you know, to make a nice, soft pad, and set a brick on top. That will soak all that up and you'll be left with nice, clean carpet again. I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and that is how you get syrup out of carpet.


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