Pretest any spot removal agent in an inconspicuous area to make certain the solution will not damage the fiber or the dye. Hold a white cloth on the wet area for 10 seconds after applying several drops to the testing area. Examine the carpet and cloth for color transfer, color change, or damage to the carpet. Another cleaning solution should be selected if a change occurs.
Apply a small amount of the selected cleaning solution to a white cloth, allow to sit for about 10 minutes, and work in gently. Work from the edges of the spill to the center to prevent the spill from spreading. Do not scrub, but blot, absorbing as much as possible, and repeat when necessary.
Continue using the first cleaning solution as long as there is a transfer of the spill to the cloth. It is not necessary to use all of the cleaning solutions when the first solution removes the spill. Be patient, because complete removal of the spill may require repeating the same step several times.