Step One

• Use a spoon or dull knife to remove solid materials. For liquid spills, blot with a white or paper towel.

• For large stains, work from the outside of stain to the center to prevent spreading.

• Mix a solution of 1/4 teaspoon of clear hand dish washing detergent with 1 cup of water. Stir gently.

• Apply detergent solution directly to a white cloth. Dampen the carpet fibers in the stained area with the cloth. Avoid saturating the carpet.

​• Wipe gently. Turn cloth frequently. Never rub, scrub or
use a brush. This may damage carpet fibers.

• If necessary, use your fingertips to work the solution to the base of the stain.

• Wet the stained carpet fibers with clear, luke warm water to rinse.

• Cover the spot with an absorbent white or paper towel and apply pressure.

• Repeat rinsing and blotting until all traces of the detergent have been removed.

• If the stain is gone, place an absorbent white or paper towel over the cleaned area and weigh towel down with a heavy, color-fast object, such as a weighted plastic wastebasket.

• Change towels until the carpet is dry.

• If stain remains, proceed to Step Two.


Step Two

Do not use on coffee, tea or urine stains.

• Mix two tablespoons of non-bleaching, non-sudsing household ammonia with one cup of lukewarm water.

• Apply ammonia solution, rinse and blot as outlined in Step One.

• Do not dry with paper towels. Proceed to Step Three to neutralize the ammonia solution.


Step Three

• Mix 1 cup of white vinegar with 2 cups of water.

• Apply vinegar solution, rinse and blot as outlined in Step One.


Step 4

• If these steps are not helpful, call Sensibly Clean at 217-841-1097 and we will schedule a spotting call or a full cleaning for your home.

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Sensibly Clean Services Co., Carpet & Rug Cleaners, Ludlow, IL
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