How To Remove Jam and Jelly From Your Rug
We mostly prefer jelly and jam on biscuits and the classic PB&J sandwich, but what happens when you spill your delicious snack and leave a bad-looking jelly stain on your brand-new rug? That not only ruins the rug’s appearance but also becomes sticky and attracts dozens of bugs and bacteria to come and live inside your rug and eat off the glucose inside the jelly stain. So, how to remove jam and jelly from your rug?
Jam and jelly stains on your rugs and carpets should not be a concern as long as there is the best homemade solution for that. There are also many rug cleaning companies that are ready to help you get rid of rug stains. In this article, we cover everything you need to know about removing jam and jelly at home and getting professional help.
Are jam and jelly stains permanent on my rug?
Jam and jelly stains can be difficult to remove, especially if they are allowed to dry and set in the fibers of the rug. However, it is possible to remove these types of stains with the right cleaning techniques and products only if you act quickly when trying to remove a jam or jelly stain from a rug. The longer the stain is allowed to sit, the more difficult it will be to remove.
What tools do you need to remove jam and jelly from your rug?
In our homemade solution, you don’t have to worry about providing the tools. You can use the stuff you already have at home and remove jam and jelly stains from your rug. All you need are the followings:
- Dish detergent
- Neat cloth
- warm water
- Rubbing alcohol
- Baking soda
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Please note that the homemade solution in this article is very effective on stains, but it might have some consequences for old and antique handmade rugs. Please consult with our rug cleaning experts to make sure this solution is appropriate for your rug. You can reach out to us anytime by phone calls, emails, or simply by requesting a quote.
What is the best way to get jam and jelly out of your rug at home?
Take your time to follow the steps below one by one to get the stains out of your carpet or rug. But don’t forget that it is best to tackle stains as soon as possible, as the longer they are allowed to set, the harder they can be to remove.
Use a homemade solution
Mix and stir a tablespoon of dish detergent with one and a half cups of warm water in a spray bottle. Then, apply the solution to the jelly stain on your rug. That helps to break the glucose and fat inside the jelly.
Dry the stained area
Absorb the water by blotting with another cloth until you’ve absorbed all the moisture. If the stain persists, apply the following step.
Apply a stronger solution if necessary
Combine two cups of warm water with a tablespoon of rubbing alcohol. This is a stronger solution to dissolve the stain. The alcohol will vaporize by itself, so there’s no need the blot it away.
Rinse and dry the rug
Rinse the stained area of the rug with cold water and blot it until it’s completely dry. If the jelly stain is quite large, try covering it with baking soda to make sure all the moisture is absorbed. Then, vacuum the whole rug.
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Can you get your rug professionally cleaned and stain-free?
There are many professional rug cleaning companies that use specialized equipment and techniques to thoroughly clean rugs and remove stains. Some companies even offer stain protection treatments that can help prevent future stains from setting in. However, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s care instructions when cleaning your rug and to use a reputable, professional rug cleaning service to ensure the best results.
Khazairugcleaning has been around for decades, selling, repairing, and cleaning rugs. Our team consists of rug experts who specialize in different rug fields. We know how to handle every type of stain, even the most stubborn ones! So, don’t hesitate to contact us and let us help you get rid of the stains on your lovely rug.