How to Get Syrup out of Carpet

It’s no secret that syrup is a tough job to clean. It is definitely more difficult than figuring out how to clean old coffee stains from a carpet, or how do you remove turmeric stains from a carpet

The syrup easily seeps into the carpet fibers, and leaves you with a sticky mess, especially if you don’t get to it quick enough. 

While it may be difficult to clean, it certainly isn’t impossible if you are equipped with the right products. Using professional products will make your life easier, but there are also some DIY hacks that you can use to remove syrup from your carpet. 

In this article, we will be discussing how to get syrup out of carpets, and what the best products and methods to get the job done are. 

What this article covers:

How to Get Hardened Syrup out of a Carpet 

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Step 1: Assemble the Necessary Equipment

There are a few things that you will need to remove the hardened syrup from your carpet, so it is best to assemble them all before you begin with the process. 

When it comes to hardened syrup, the syrup has had time to dwell on the carpet and soak into the fibers, making it much harder to get out. 

So, we would recommend using some of our carpet cleaning chemicals to get hardened syrup out of your carpet. 

In particular, our Rave Spotter would be the best for this job. Rave Spotter contains hydrogen peroxide, which will help to break down the hardened syrup and remove it from your carpet. It is very potent, although it is non-toxic, and will help break down the syrup quickly and efficiently. 

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You will need the following. 

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Step 2: Remove Excess Hardened Syrup with the Blunt Knife

The first thing you want to do is remove the syrup that has hardened with a blunt knife, or with a spoon if you don’t have the former. 

Scrape as much syrup off as possible, but don’t be too aggressive, as you don’t want to damage the carpet. 

Step 3: Apply the Rave Spotter 

The next thing you will do is apply the Rave Spotter to the stained spot. 

Spray a generous amount of the Rave Spotter on the syrup, ensuring that the spot is saturated. 

Let the Rave Spotter sit on the stain for a few minutes so that it can fully soak in and break down the hardened syrup.

Our Rave Spotter is fantastic for tough stains like this, and can also be used to remove chocolate milk from a carpet.

Step 4: Apply the Carpet Prespray 

It is more effective to use a prespray for this process too, as it will allow for better removal of the syrup. 

Enzyme cleaners work well to remove the syrup from carpets, so we recommend using our BioPro 10K Enzyme Citrus Prespray.

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Mix the prespray with hot water as directed on the bottle and spray it on the carpet. 

Step 5: Agitate the Soiled Area of the Carpe

The next step is to agitate the affected area. What this means is that you want to create friction over this area to loosen the syrup particles that may be stuck to the carpet fibers.

We recommend that you use our counter rotating brush machine for this, as it is highly effective. But, you can also use a normal carpet brush too. 

Step 6: Rinse Your Carpet

Use a rinse of your choice to, quite literally, rinse the carpet. Carpet rinsing is very important, as it flushes all the product out of the carpet, and doesn’t allow product build-up. 

How to Get Syrup Stains out of a Carpet 

It can often be more difficult to figure out how to remove syrup stains from a carpet than it is to figure out how to get chocolate out of a carpet or how to remove ice tea stains from a carpet.  

But, our professional carpet cleaning tools make this task much easier for you.

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It is also still possible to remove syrup stains from your carpet with household items. While these methods may not be as effective as what our chemicals are, they can still work if you don’t have access to our tools. 

So, for this reason, we will give you an example using our chemicals, as well as how to remove syrup stains using common household items. 

How to Get Syrup Stains out of a Carpet Using Carpet Cleaning Chemicals

Our chemical of choice for fresh syrup stains is our Super Gel stain remover. 

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Not only will the Super Gel work wonders for removing syrup from your carpet, but it can also be used for removing chewing gum from a carpet, or getting green food coloring out of a carpet.

Below, we will discuss exactly how to use it for syrup stain removal. 

Step 1: Gather the Equipment You Will Need

You will need the following.  

  • A spoon 
  • Paper towels
  • Super Gel stain remover
  • Our counter rotating brush machine or a carpet brush 

Step 2: Remove as Much of the Syrup as Possible

Use the spoon to scrape up as much syrup as you possibly can from the carpet.

Step 3: Blot the Area Where the Syrup Has Spilled 

Wet the paper towels and use them to blot up as much of the syrup as possible. 

You must make sure that you blot the area, and don’t rub it. Rubbing the stain could cause it to worsen.

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Step 4: Apply the Super Gel 

Apply the Super Gel to the syrup stain. Make sure you apply a generous amount and that you cover the whole stain. 

Step 5: Agitate the Are of the Stain 

Agitate the area with the super gel on it. You can use our counter-rotating brush machine to do this, or a carpet brush if you don’t have access to our CRB. 

Step 6: Allow the Super Gel to Dwell on the Stain 

Once the stain has been agitated, allow the Super Gel to dwell on the stain for a few minutes. 

Step 7: Rinse the Stained Area

Rinse the area and the carpet. This can be done with water, but we would recommend using one of our rinses to ensure that all of the Super Gel is removed, and your carpet comes out as clean as possible. 

How to Get Syrup Stains out of a Carpet Using Household Items

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Step 1: Gather the Necessary Equipment

You will need the following equipment and items for this process.

  • A spoon
  • Paper towels
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • White vinegar
  • A spray bottle
  • A wet-dry vacuum cleaner

Step 2: Remove Any Excess Syrup

Use the spoon to remove as much of the syrup from the carpet as possible. 

Step 3: Apply the Rubbing Alcohol to the Stain

Apply the rubbing alcohol onto your paper towels, and blot this onto the stain repeatedly. 

Make sure that you do not rub the rubbing alcohol on, as this could make the stain worse. 

Step 4: Dilute the Vinegar

Dilute the vinegar with water in a one-to-one ratio. Put both of these liquids into a spray bottle and shake. 

Step 5: Spray the Vinegar on the Stain

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Spray the diluted vinegar onto the stain so that it is saturated. 

Step 6: Let the Mixture Sit on the Stain 

Let the mixture sit on the stain for 10 to 15 minutes. 

Step 7: Blot the Liquid Away

Use a clean paper towel to blot up the remaining liquid from the carpet.

The stain should be gone now, but if it is not, repeat the above process.

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While it may seem like a disaster at the time, spilling syrup on your carpet isn’t the end of the world. 

Thanks to our powerful and effective carpet cleaning products, removing syrup from your carpet is an easy task and can be done in a matter of minutes. 

You no longer have to worry about protecting your carpets for dear life. There is a quick and easy cleaning solution.

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