Spills

Spills are inevitable; however, some well-intentioned homeowners actually make bad situations much worse by attempting to remove tough spots themselves before seeking expert advice. Many spills that would easily be removed by a trained professional can become permanent stains when treated with the wrong substances. Experts recommend that do-it-yourselfers try nothing stronger than water or club soda.

When cleaning up a liquid spill, do not rub the spot. Instead, use clean rags to blot the liquid, and move from the edges of the spill toward the middle. It is essential to act quickly in order to prevent the spot from setting. If a stain remains on the carpet, consulting with professional cleaners is the next best step.