How to Remove Christmas Tree Sap from Carpet

Nothing says Christmas time has arrived quite like a beautiful real Christmas tree in your home. Christmas trees are covered in twinkling lights, shiny ornaments and tinsel and glitter that brighten your décor and truly help celebrate the holiday.

Unfortunately real Christmas trees aren’t only filled with sparkle and shine. They are also filled with sap. Sap can be extremely sticky and something you don’t want on your carpet at all.

In the event that sap gets on your carpet this holiday season, Waukesha Carpet Cleaning Blog has some helpful tips on how to remove it with ease and keep your holidays clean:

Rubbing Alcohol

Alcohol is the most popular method for removing sap from carpet because it can harden the sap so that it is no longer and sticky and is much easier to clean.

With all carpet stain removal methods, it’s important to pretest the solution in a more hidden carpeted area of your home to ensure it won’t damage or discolor your carpet.

After you have tested the rubbing alcohol on a more discrete area of your carpet and are confident with proceeding, you will want to find a dry white cloth or paper towel. Avoid color cloths or ones with printing as there is the possibility of bleeding into the carpet.

Moisten the cloth with the rubbing alcohol and then gently blot the sap with the cloth. Don’t scrub too hard for fear of pushing the sap further into the carpet fiber or creating wear on that area of carpet.

If the sap is already deep in the carpet you can feel free to massage the area with the cloth and your finger tips to reach the deeper sap.

Be sure to use different areas of the cloth while blotting so as not to rub the sap on the towel back into the carpet. You will also want to stop periodically to allow the sap to dry and make it easier to pick out of the carpet.

Continue the process until the sap is completely removed from your carpet.

Clean My Space offers 10 Ways to Clean with Rubbing Alcohol in the helpful YouTube video. Check it for more great cleaning tips:

Call a Professional

If you aren’t having success with rubbing alcohol, we recommend calling a professional carpet cleaner to address the stain.

Champion Chem-Dry specializes in expert stain removal and green carpet cleaning. With over 20 years of experience and continuous training, they’re confident that, “If they can’t remove a stain, no one can!”

Their methods will not only be able to remove your Christmas tree sap but also clean up any spills or stains associated with holiday guests and the hustle and bustle of the season.

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