We've all been there. You're going along in your day to day routine, when suddenly your adorable daughter is playing with your make-up...on your carpet. Or your cat playfully knocks over your delicious glass of wine. Or that cute, furry puppy of yours has a little accident.
You experience a moment of panic, wondering what the next step is to ensure that staining won't occur. Many times this leads to quick - Do It Yourself - spot removal searches online, or a quick run to a department store, looking to find a solution to your problem.
While there are many different products or home solutions that do work for certain cases, we often find unfortunate instances while cleaning carpets, where a home solution or store bought product has left the carpet permanently damaged and discolored.
In this picture you see discolored carpet due to an unsuccessful attempt of spot removal without the proper products or process.
So if you decide to try a home remedy or store bought product, ALWAYS test the product first in an inconspicuous area that wont be easily noticed if something goes wrong.
And if you just don't want to take any chances on something going wrong, call a professional carpet cleaner. This will guarantee that effective, yet safe, products are being used on your carpet. And, as always, dealing with the situation as soon as possible creates the best chance for successful removal of the spot.