• Carpet Stains:Scrape off any solids. Blot up liquids quickly, dabbing lightly with a clean white towel or paper towel. To remove greasy stains, apply a nonflammable dry-cleaning agent to the spot with a white towel. Don't scrub. Dab gently until the spot comes clean. Always pretest any cleaning agent on an inconspicuous part of the carpet and let it dry before continuing. Use a hair dryer to speed dry. Then vacuum. Sprinkle a greasy stain with baking soda, cornstarch, cornmeal, or talcum powder. Leave on at least 6 hours, then vacuum. To remove water-soluble stains, apply some detergent solution (1 1/2 teaspoon mild detergent per pint of water), working from the edges to the center of the stain. Place several layers of white tissues or paper towels over the spot and weight down with books or pots and pans. Let stand about one hour. Replace with fresh tissues or towels and leave overnight. Then fluff up the carpet pile with your fingers.• Lifting PET stains:To remove a pet urine stain, dilute the spot using a cloth dampened with water. Then, clean the area with an acid solution consisting of one quart water mixed with one teaspoon white vinegar.If necessary, you can apply a pet bacteria/enzyme digester according to the directions. After applying the solution, cover with plastic and step on the spot several times until the area is well saturated. Keep the plastic on the entire time the digester is working to make sure the spot doesn't dry out. Rinse the area with the vinegar solution. Apply a fresh batch of bacteria/enzyme digester solution. If you still have a problem, have the carpet cleaned by extraction. It may even be necessary to replace the pad underneath.
• Candle Wax:For spilled wax on carpets and upholstery, put a brown paper bag over the dried wax and run a hot iron over it. The bag will absorb the hot wax. Clumped dried wax on wood floors can be removed by chipping off most of the wax and using a hair dryer to soften and use brown lunch bag. Agitate area with carpet cleaning solution such as (folex or resolve) or just plain vinegar and water.
• Mildew on carpet:Apply a enzyme detergent and blot area.Spray ammonia solution (1 tablespoon ammonia and 1/2 cup water) and use your finger to agitate area. Rinse with water and blot. Apply a Oxidizing bleach and blot (do not use chlorine bleach on wool or silk) Rinse with water thoroughly and blot until dry.
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