Home Remedies for Spots on Carpet
There are several home remedies you may use to spot clean carpet when a problem occurs. These remedies are club soda or liquid Ivory & warm water. These are basic household items and work effectively and safely to remove spots on carpet.
Club Soda- Place your thumb over the opening of the bottle. Then turn the bottle upside down and lightly shake the bottle so the club soda sprays onto the spot. The carbonation in the club soda when sprayed, will allow the soil or spot to rise to the surface of the carpet. Next, lay a clean towel on the area and blot the spot (never rub). Often times pressing hard on the area produces better results. Repeat this process if necessary.
Liquid Ivory & Warm Water- Stir 1 teaspoon of white liquid Ivory per pint of warm water (below 200*). Pour a small amount of solution onto the spot. Next, lay a clean towel on the area and blot the spot (never rub). Often times pressing hard on the area produces better results. Repeat this process if necessary.
Note: Please, please,please DO NOT USE RESOLVE, WOOLITE or any other over the counter chemicals on your carpet. These chemicals severely damage carpet if not extracted or rinsed thoroughly. And may damage carpet regardless if it is rinsed in many cases.
We also understand many people have home spot cleaners. This is fine. However, using the chemicals that come with them or in conjunction with them, may not be as safe as people may think. Also, many people put too much soap or chemical into these machines and this creates more of a problem over time.