Spots and stains on a carpet need to be dealt with immediately. The longer it remains on the carpet, the less likely it is to be removed. Begin by removing the stain-causing substance as soon as possible. Use spatula, paper cup, cardboard or a plastic card to remove thick “gloppy” stuff. For liquids, use paper towels or a clean white cloth. If it’s a dry mess, just vacuum it up.
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