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Chocolate on Your Carpet? Get It Out with an Expert Carpet Cleaning in Chicago, IL


    Chicago Professional Carpet Cleaning with ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons

    With Valentine’s Day behind us, only the heart-shaped boxes emptied of their romantic chocolaty contents remain. Did you know that the average American consumes close to 24 pounds of candy per year, and most of that poundage is some type of scrumptious chocolate? Without fail, some of that chocolate may fall onto your floors and carpets. Whether the cause is excitement or a Valentine’s Day date gone awry, those small bits and morsels of chocolate can get squished and squashed onto and into your carpet and cause big stains that are difficult to remove. There are a few quick actions that can prevent the stain from becoming a date-ruiner, but if you’d rather not deal with it, call ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons to schedule a carpet cleaning in Chicago, IL homes and businesses.

    • Scoop up as much of the stain as possible. Blot, don’t rub the stain. Vacuum up any dry particles.
    • Prepare a stain busting solution. Try a ratio of 2 tablespoons vinegar to 4 cups of warm water. Be sure to test this solution on a small area to avoid discoloration or damage to the carpet.
    • Apply the cleaning solution to a cloth and use the cloth to apply to carpet stain. Work from the outside of the stain towards the center. Let the solution sit for at least 5 minutes.
    • Absorb the solution with a white cloth. Continue repeating this process until no more stain transfers to the cloth. Rinse the area with cold water.
    • If the stain remains, call a professional carpet cleaning company. ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons is well versed in Chicago carpet cleaning and removing a variety of stains. We’ve seen almost every stain there is, especially chocolate!

    Contact ServiceMaster by Simons at 855-9-SIMONS for professional carpet cleaning and stain removal in Chicago. After all, why let an accidental chocolate stain make your Valentine’s Day of delight a miserable messy memory instead of the romantic rendezvous it was intended to be?


    • Nasutsa Mabwa

      Nasutsa Mabwa is President of ServiceMaster by Simons, a MBE/WBE City of Chicago and State of Illinois certified firm. She is a 2020 Daily Herald Business Ledger C-Suite awardee, a member of Crain’s Chicago Business 40 under 40 and a 2018 ServiceMaster(c) Achiever Award recipient. She is a Civic Federation Board Member, an Advisory Board Member for as President Elect on the Executive Committee for the Evanston Chamber of Commerce. She is IICRC certified for WRT & FSRT.

      About ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons
      Restoration By Simons is an MBE/WBE certified firm and family-run company serving both Cook and Lake County, Illinois. Recently, the company was awarded a variety of honors, including the SB100 Best of Small Business Award Winner 2021, Bronze Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 18th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, recipient of the 2020 Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, and the recipient of the 2020 Skokie Business of the Year Award, Honorable Mention Category. Restoration By Simons provides disaster restoration services including water and flood damage restoration, fire and smoke damage restoration, mold remediation, to residential and commercial customers in both Cook and Lake County IL.

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