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Ketchup on your carpet?

ketchup on carpetIf your summertime celebrations turn into outdoor and indoor parties, someone may accidentally spill ketchup on your carpet. If they do, don’t panic; just follow these steps to remove the carpet spot.

  1. Sponge with cool water.
  2. Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent with two cups of warm water.
  3. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the ketchup spot with the detergent solution.
  4. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until the stain disappears or is no longer absorbed into the cloth.
  6. If the spot remains, mix one tablespoon of ammonia with 1/2 cup of warm water. (Caution: Never mix chlorine bleach and ammonia – the resulting fumes are hazardous.)
  7. Sponge the spot with the ammonia solution.
  8. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  9. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.

If you cannot remove the ketchup yourself, give ServiceMaster Clean in a Wink a call. We offer no-obligation estimates and convenient scheduling to remove tough carpet spots and spills.

Source: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleaning/tips/a17571/stains-ketchup-may07/