Did I scare you? It’s that time of year. All of the little ghosts and goblins will soon be coming out looking for treats. And, if you don’t have any, you might get tricked! So, make sure and stock up on all kinds of great treats. But, what if after all of the Halloween fun you end up with a not so great trick that includes your treats? I’m talking about candy on your carpet! (You may insert your own shrieking Halloween scream here).
Don’t Be Scared!
Don’t worry. We here at Austin Steam It are here to help. Hopefully, your Halloween will be spooky and fun with no major issues. But, if you do find candy or chocolate on your beautiful carpets or rugs, please give the following a try:
Candy: Scrape off all you can with a dull knife. Sponge with detergent solution. Blot. Rinse. Be sure all traces of sugar are gone. Sugars left in carpet will cause a rapid re-soiling problem.
Chocolate: Scrape off all you can first. Sponge with dry-cleaning solvent. Blot. Sponge with detergent solution. Blot. Rinse. If stain remains, bleach with hydrogen peroxide.
And, of course, if the above tips just can’t get that stuck in sticky, gooey mess out of your carpet or rug, please give us a call at (512) 202-3808 and we’ll send a trained technician right over to help out.
Alternatives To Halloween Candy
If you would like to skip the candy altogether (or at least cut down on the sugar rush a bit), you might want to try these alternatives:
- You could pass out something besides candy such as: Halloween stickers, temporary tattoos, spider rings, even money (kids love getting a quarter in their bags). If you choose to pass out something small (such as quarters)…you will probably want to tell the parents of any young trick-or-treaters as it can be a choking hazard.
- Many dentists offer money and/or prizes if you turn in candy the day after Halloween. Many dentists who participate in this program then ship the bought candy to our troops overseas to enjoy as a treat! How cool is that? Click here for a candy buyback website that lists participating dentists near you. Just enter your zip code and check it out.
Have A Treat Filled Halloween!
So, I hope these tips will have your Halloween filled with fun and treats (instead of scary, spooky tricks). We here at Austin Steam It are always ready to help if you find that you need us. And, please don’t forget that we offer power washing as well (in case you find people have been smashing pumpkins on your driveway…and I don’t mean the band).
Please have a very Safe and Happy Halloween!