Should You Blot Or Rub Carpet Stains? Accidents happen. As some point in its life, carpet stains are going to appear on your carpet. There is a proper way to spot treat carpet stains. Instinct may tell you to begin aggressively scrubbing and rubbing the stain until it...
Should You Blot or Rub Carpet Stains?
Blotting is the proper way to extract the liquid from the carpet fibers.
Press down with the heel of your hand. Repeat using dry towels until all the liquid has been absorbed.
For larger spills use a wet-dry vacuum to remove most of the material before blotting.
Mix your own spot-cleaning solution by diluting a few drops of clear hand-dishwashing soap in water.
Don’t use laundry detergent because is too alkaline and may damage the rug or carpet.