Sweet Potato Stains
November 27, 2013
Were you aware that there is a shortage of sweet potatoes as we head into the holiday season this year? It turns out that there were heavy rains in the South that affected the sweet potato and yam crop for 2013. Not only are there fewer jumbo sweet potatoes, but the crop is arriving late due to the set back that occurred in the spring.
Now I realize that this may actually be great news to some as they sit down to their Thanksgiving feast. To others of us, however, it could be quite the loss to the taste buds. If you are lucky enough to have purchased your sweet potatoes early, then breathe a sigh of relief. You can also breathe a sigh of relief if your company happens to get their yummy yams on your lovely carpet. We here at Aaron’s Quality Cleaners have laid out the perfect stain removing procedure for just such an occurrence.
1. As with any stain removing procedure, be sure to test the cleaning product in a small inconspicuous place of your carpet before committing it to a more obvious area.
2. Scrape up as much of the potato as you can using a plastic spoon and blot up any remaining liquid with a clean, dry towel.
3. Mix 2 cups of lukewarm water with 1 tablespoon of clear, liquid, dish-washing soap.
4. Sprits the cleaning solution on the soiled area being careful not to over saturate it.
5. Blot the solution up using a clean, dry, white towel. Do not rub the stain.
6. Repeat these steps until the stain is gone.
7. If the stain is particularly stubborn, you can mix 2 cups of lukewarm water with 1 tablespoon of ammonia in place of the dish-washing liquid solution.
And as always, if those crazy, late-arriving sweet potatoes give you too much grief, give a shout-out to the best carpet cleaner in Fresno! We love making your carpet smile!
Julie Rosenfeld serves as an Administrative Assistant for Aaron’s Quality Cleaners, a carpet-cleaning company that services the Fresno and Clovis (CA) areas. She is the author of “Julie’s Corner” and provides information and perspective on topics related to the carpet-cleaning industry.
Aaron’s Quality Cleaners performs carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, aggregate cleaning and upholstery cleaning in Fresno, Clovis, Madera and Sanger.