If you're reading this, there's a good chance it's already too late and you need to call a carpet cleaning professional. Unless you had the insight to rush to your computer and haven't yet tried your own carpet stain removal, you probably have a permanent carpet stain.
What You Can TryFirst, remove as much of the staining substance as possible. Then, using a clean towel or rag, put isopropyl rubbing alcohol on the towel and gently blot the affected area. If this doesn't begin to work, stop. If you rub the alcohol in too deeply, you may damage the latex backing. Next, try non-lanolin, non-bleach dishwashing detergent. Mix ? teaspoon with a quart of water. Again, blot with the towel. Using a spray bottle rinse the stain and blot dry. Then, spray again lightly, this time allowing the carpet to dry under a weighted paper towel. If the stain still isn't gone, moisten the spot with a 3% mix of hydrogen peroxide and leave to dry for one hour. If that doesn't work, it's probably time to call a professional.
Have You Made the Carpet Stain Worse? If you've already tried carpet stain removal and it didn't work or got worse, you may have inadvertently made the stain permanent. These are some of the activities that can cause a stain to set, meaning you need to call a professional:
+ Scrubbing the stain+ Applying heat to the affected carpet+ Ignoring the stain+ Drowning the carpet in cleaning solution+ Failing to remove any excess substance
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