Christmas Trees and Carpets

Christmas Trees and Carpets Christmas Trees and Carpets

Christmas trees are a gorgeous addition to your home during the holiday season. They instill a feeling of holiday spirit and have incredible meaning when they are filled with your cherished ornaments from years past. Unfortunately, these beautiful trees bring with them unpleasant sap. When sap gets on your carpets, it can be the recipe for disaster.

Natural Method

If you catch the sap on your carpet right away, you can use the natural method to remove it. Regular rubbing alcohol is the only substance you need to remove the sap because of its drying nature; it dries the sap, making it much easier to remove. With a soft cloth that is moistened with rubbing alcohol, blot at the sap stain. If the sap is not deep down in the carpet, a few blots with the alcohol and a few blots with a clean cloth should remove it. If this does not remove it, you can help the alcohol work by rubbing it in with your fingers and then blotting with a clean cloth.

Chemical Method

If you are unsure how long the sap has been on the carpet or want to use something stronger, you have a variety of choices. You can start with your preferred method and if it does not work, you can try one of the other chemicals listed. The procedure is the same, simply blot the substance into the carpet and blot it out with a clean cloth. The chemicals that you can try include:

  • Laundry Detergent – without bleach
  • Ammonia
  • Laundry Stain Remover
  • Dry Cleaning Solvent

The above chemicals should be used with caution and should always be tested in an inconspicuous area first to ensure its safety. If these methods are unsuccessful, you might have to hire a professional carpet cleaning company to remove the sap from your carpet.

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