Removing all kinds of Spots from Carpet or Rugs
The techniques for removing stains are as varied as the stains themselves. The approach you should use depends on how much you value your carpet. If your carpet is old and beat up, you can afford to be daring. However, If it’s brand-new, high quality, and carpeting you want to have for many years, be more cautious.
First, test the solution on an inconspicuous area of carpet. Put a little of the treatment on the carpet, let it sit for about 10 minutes, and then blot with a clean white rag.
Inspect the rag for any carpet dye, and inspect the carpet for any damage from the cleaner. If either occurs, the solution isn’t a solution; it’s another problem!
After you applied your spot treatment solution and let it sit for 5-10 minutes, dilute spills with water or plain club soda. (No flavors, please!) The fizziness and salts contains will help it work better than water and it’s just about as safe.
If you still have a spot after water and club soda treatment, try to apply simple and safe to use, the general-purpose spot cleaners:
Special situations may also call for special removal techniques: