Follow simple steps for spot removal using solutions made from common household supplies:
For these holiday spills, blot liquids with a dry, white, absorbent cloth or unprinted paper towels. Before treating any spill or spot, pre-test the spot removal solution in an inconspicuous area. If a change occurs, select another type of solution.
Apply a small amount of the cleaning solution to a clean, white cloth, using only the recommended cleaning solution formula, and work gently into the soiled carpet. Always work from the outside edges to the center of the spot, to prevent the spill from spreading, never scrubbing the area. Allow the solution approximately 10 minutes to penetrate the spot, and blot gently once again. Repeat these steps as long as the spot continues to transfer to the cloth.
Complete removal of some spills may require the repeated use of a single solution or the use of a combination of solutions. When the spot is no longer visible, rinse the area thoroughly with cold water, blot with a dry cloth until all moisture is removed, and be certain the carpet has dried completely before walking on it.
Liquid spills are not the only things that endanger the beauty of your carpet during this joyful time of year: