Liquid spills: If you spill water or other liquids, blot with plain kitchen paper until all residual moisture is removed. This can be followed by spot cleaning.
Spot Cleaning: When you find a spot on your carpet or rug that needs cleaning, use a propriety spray spot cleaner, blot with plain kitchen paper, dap the spot from the outside in. This prevents the stain from spreading. Continue dabbing in a circular motion until the spot disappears. Spray with cold/lukewarm water and blot until dry. This process may need to be repeated over a couple of days to remove all traces of the stain.
Gum: Removing gum isn’t as bad as you may think. Fill a leak proof bag with ice, rub over the gum until it freezes. Scrape the gum off with a spoon or spatula.
Candle Wax: Candle wax or other semisolids are best scraped off with a spoon or spatula.
But do wait until the wax sets. Absorbent brown paper with an iron held over can draw the wax from the pile but great care must be taken.
Solids: If you spill something solid that can’t be picked up and thrown away, the simplest method is breaking it up and vacuuming it, soot should alway be vacuumed and never spot cleaned.
Dirty Carpets: If your carpeting is generally dirty from regular use, it would be time to call a professional cleaning company. We recommend ServiceMaster