often get frantic phone calls inquiring how to remove spots from the
carpet. Although each spot is different, there are always some
basic things you can do.
Do it Now!
Delay. Many spots become permanent stains simply because they are
not treated quickly. Take a few minutes to treat a spot as soon
as you see it. Even it it has been there for a few hours it's
still better to get to it without further delay. Waiting may give
the spot time to become a stain.
Pass The Spray & Grab a Spoon
Television ads have taught us to spray everything with a cleaning agent but that's not the first step we recommend.
of all, remove as such of the spot with a spoon either with a scooping
motion (fresh spots like spaghetti sauce or salsa) or a gentle scraping
motion for dried on spots. This will life the solid debris out of
the carpet. The spot will tend to migrate out from the center, so
work from the edge of the spot to the middle to keep the spot from
Blot Never, Never Rub
approximately 2 cups of hot (the hotter the better) tap water and about
2 teaspoons of mild dish washing detergent. Make sure it doesn't
contain bleaching agents. Then take a clean white towel and
alternate treating the area with the water/detergent mixture and firm
blotting. It is important to blot and not rub the spot.
Rubbing will force the spill into the fibers and cause permanent damage.
your blotting begins to yield less of the spot, place a fresh towel over
the area and set something heavy (like a book) on top of the
towel. The towel is absorbent and will absorb the spot. The
weighted towel can be left on the area for anywhere from 30 minutes to
When In Doubt Call An Expert
Of course you can always call us. We're experts at removing spots.