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Carpet Spot Removal Guide

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Refer to our handy D. A.  Burns Carpet Spot Removal Guide to help you with any “accidents” on your rug or carpet.  Remember…spills and stains should be treated immediately-the longer a spot remains, the more difficult it will be to remove.

Blood Remove excess with a blunt knife. Apply cool Detergent SolutionD. A. Burns Spot Off or mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water and blot. If stain remains, apply cool Ammonia SolutionMix 1-tablespoon of household ammonia with 1/2 - cup of warm water. (refrain from a stronger ammonia solution on wool carpet) and blot. Apply Enzyme DetergentCommercial enzyme detergent such as Nature’s Miracle ®., if necessary, and blot. Rinse and blot dry.
Chewing Gum Remove excess with blunt knife. Apply Dry Cleaning SolventCommercial volatile dry spotter. and blot, followed by Detergent SolutionD. A. Burns Spot Off or mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water. Rinse and blot dry.
Chocolate Remove excess with a blunt knife. Apply cool Detergent SolutionD. A. Burns Spot Off or mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water and blot. If stain remains, apply Ammonia SolutionMix 1-tablespoon of household ammonia with 1/2 - cup of warm water. (refrain from a stronger ammonia solution on wool carpet) and follow with Vinegar SolutionMix 1/3 cup of white, household vinegar with the 2/3 cup of water.. Apply Enzyme DetergentCommercial enzyme detergent such as Nature’s Miracle ®.. Rinse and blot dry.
Catsup / Tomato Sauce Remove excess with a blunt knife. Apply cool DetergentD. A. Burns Spot Off or mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water solution and blot. Apply Ammonia SolutionMix 1-tablespoon of household ammonia with 1/2 - cup of warm water. (refrain from a stronger ammonia solution on wool carpet) and follow with Vinegar SolutionMix 1/3 cup of white, household vinegar with the 2/3 cup of water.. If stain remains, apply Enzyme DetergentCommercial enzyme detergent such as Nature’s Miracle ®.. Rinse and blot dry.
Coffee / Tea Blot up the surplus spillage. Apply Detergent SolutionD. A. Burns Spot Off or mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water and blot, and follow with Vinegar SolutionMix 1/3 cup of white, household vinegar with the 2/3 cup of water.. If stain remains, apply Enzyme DetergentCommercial enzyme detergent such as Nature’s Miracle ®., if necessary. Rinse and blot dry.
Fats Remove with a blunt knife. Apply Dry Cleaning SolventCommercial volatile dry spotter. and blot. If stain remains, apply Detergent SolutionD. A. Burns Spot Off or mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water and follow with Vinegar SolutionMix 1/3 cup of white, household vinegar with the 2/3 cup of water.. Rinse and blot dry.
Fruit Juice Blot up the surplus spillage. Apply Detergent SolutionD. A. Burns Spot Off or mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water and blot. If stain remains, apply Ammonia SolutionMix 1-tablespoon of household ammonia with 1/2 - cup of warm water. (refrain from a stronger ammonia solution on wool carpet) and follow with Vinegar SolutionMix 1/3 cup of white, household vinegar with the 2/3 cup of water.. Rinse and blot dry. If stain remains, apply Enzyme DetergentCommercial enzyme detergent such as Nature’s Miracle ®.. Rinse and blot dry.
Glue Remove excess with a blunt knife. Use Detergent SolutionD. A. Burns Spot Off or mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water and blot. If stain remains, apply Ammonia SolutionMix 1-tablespoon of household ammonia with 1/2 - cup of warm water. (refrain from a stronger ammonia solution on wool carpet) and follow with Vinegar SolutionMix 1/3 cup of white, household vinegar with the 2/3 cup of water.. Rinse and blot dry.
Gravy Remove excess with a blunt knife. Apply Detergent SolutionD. A. Burns Spot Off or mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water and blot. If stain remains, apply Ammonia SolutionMix 1-tablespoon of household ammonia with 1/2 - cup of warm water. (refrain from a stronger ammonia solution on wool carpet) and follow with Vinegar SolutionMix 1/3 cup of white, household vinegar with the 2/3 cup of water.. If stain remains, apply Enzyme DetergentCommercial enzyme detergent such as Nature’s Miracle ®.. Rinse and blot dry.
Grease Remove excess with a blunt knife. Apply Dry Cleaning SolventCommercial volatile dry spotter. and blot. If stain remains, apply Detergent SolutionD. A. Burns Spot Off or mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water and blot. Apply Ammonia SolutionMix 1-tablespoon of household ammonia with 1/2 - cup of warm water. (refrain from a stronger ammonia solution on wool carpet) and follow with Vinegar SolutionMix 1/3 cup of white, household vinegar with the 2/3 cup of water.. Rinse and blot dry.
Ice Cream Remove excess with a spoon. Apply Detergent SolutionD. A. Burns Spot Off or mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water and blot. If stain remains, apply Ammonia SolutionMix 1-tablespoon of household ammonia with 1/2 - cup of warm water. (refrain from a stronger ammonia solution on wool carpet) and follow with Vinegar SolutionMix 1/3 cup of white, household vinegar with the 2/3 cup of water.. Rinse and blot dry.
Lipstick Remove excess with a blunt knife. Apply Dry Cleaning SolventCommercial volatile dry spotter. and blot. If stain remains, apply Detergent SolutionD. A. Burns Spot Off or mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water and blot. Apply Ammonia SolutionMix 1-tablespoon of household ammonia with 1/2 - cup of warm water. (refrain from a stronger ammonia solution on wool carpet) and follow with Vinegar SolutionMix 1/3 cup of white, household vinegar with the 2/3 cup of water.. Rinse and blot dry.
Milk Blot up the surplus spillage. Apply cool Detergent SolutionD. A. Burns Spot Off or mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water and blot. If stain remains, apply Ammonia SolutionMix 1-tablespoon of household ammonia with 1/2 - cup of warm water. (refrain from a stronger ammonia solution on wool carpet) and follow with Vinegar SolutionMix 1/3 cup of white, household vinegar with the 2/3 cup of water.. Apply Enzyme DetergentCommercial enzyme detergent such as Nature’s Miracle ®., if necessary. Rinse and blot dry.
Nail Polish Remove excess with a blunt knife. Cautiously blot repeatedly with nail polish remover. If stain remains, apply Dry Cleaning SolventCommercial volatile dry spotter. and blot. Apply Detergent SolutionD. A. Burns Spot Off or mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water. Apply Ammonia SolutionMix 1-tablespoon of household ammonia with 1/2 - cup of warm water. (refrain from a stronger ammonia solution on wool carpet) followed by Vinegar SolutionMix 1/3 cup of white, household vinegar with the 2/3 cup of water.. Rinse and blot dry.
Oil Remove excess with a blunt knife. Apply Dry Cleaning SolventCommercial volatile dry spotter. and blot. Apply Detergent SolutionD. A. Burns Spot Off or mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water . Rinse and blot dry.
Paint Oil-base Paint: Remove excess with a spoon. Apply Dry Cleaning SolventCommercial volatile dry spotter. and blot. If stain remains, apply Detergent SolutionS.. Apply Ammonia SolutionMix 1-tablespoon of household ammonia with 1/2 - cup of warm water. (refrain from a stronger ammonia solution on wool carpet) and follow with Vinegar SolutionMix 1/3 cup of white, household vinegar with the 2/3 cup of water.. Rinse and blot dry.

Water-base Paint: Remove excess with a spoon. Apply Detergent SolutionD. A. Burns Spot Off or mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water and blot. Apply Ammonia SolutionMix 1-tablespoon of household ammonia with 1/2 - cup of warm water. (refrain from a stronger ammonia solution on wool carpet) and follow with Vinegar SolutionMix 1/3 cup of white, household vinegar with the 2/3 cup of water.. If stain remains, apply Dry Cleaning SolventCommercial volatile dry spotter.. Rinse and blot dry.

Shoe Polish Remove excess with a blunt knife. Apply Dry Cleaning SolventCommercial volatile dry spotter. and blot. Apply Detergent SolutionD. A. Burns Spot Off or mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water. If stain remains, apply Ammonia SolutionMix 1-tablespoon of household ammonia with 1/2 - cup of warm water. (refrain from a stronger ammonia solution on wool carpet) and follow with Vinegar SolutionMix 1/3 cup of white, household vinegar with the 2/3 cup of water.. Rinse and blot dry.
Soft Drinks Blot up the surplus spillage. Apply cool Detergent SolutionD. A. Burns Spot Off or mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water and blot. If stain remains, apply Ammonia SolutionMix 1-tablespoon of household ammonia with 1/2 - cup of warm water. (refrain from a stronger ammonia solution on wool carpet) and follow with Vinegar SolutionMix 1/3 cup of white, household vinegar with the 2/3 cup of water.. Rinse and blot dry.
Urine Blot up as much as possible, if still wet. Apply Detergent SolutionD. A. Burns Spot Off or mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water and blot. If stain remains, apply Ammonia SolutionMix 1-tablespoon of household ammonia with 1/2 - cup of warm water. (refrain from a stronger ammonia solution on wool carpet) and follow with Vinegar SolutionMix 1/3 cup of white, household vinegar with the 2/3 cup of water.. Rinse and blot dry.
Vomit Remove excess with a spoon. Apply Enzyme DetergentCommercial enzyme detergent such as Nature’s Miracle ®. and blot. Apply Ammonia SolutionMix 1-tablespoon of household ammonia with 1/2 - cup of warm water. (refrain from a stronger ammonia solution on wool carpet) and follow with Vinegar SolutionMix 1/3 cup of white, household vinegar with the 2/3 cup of water.. Rinse and blot dry.
Wax Remove excess with a blunt knife. Apply Dry Cleaning SolventCommercial volatile dry spotter. followed by Detergent SolutionD. A. Burns Spot Off or mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water. Rinse and blot dry. For persistent wax residue, and on nylon carpet only, place a white absorbent towel on the wax area. Heat an iron to “low heat” and place on the towel for 30-seconds to melt and absorb the wax. Move the towel as needed.
Caution: This procedure can damage the carpet if not done very cautiously.
Wine Blot up the surplus spillage. Apply cool Detergent SolutionD. A. Burns Spot Off or mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water. If stain remains, apply Ammonia SolutionMix 1-tablespoon of household ammonia with 1/2 - cup of warm water. (refrain from a stronger ammonia solution on wool carpet) and follow with Vinegar SolutionMix 1/3 cup of white, household vinegar with the 2/3 cup of water.. Rinse and blot dry.