Call your insurance company. I bet you are covered since it was an accident. Apparently some even cover dogs peeing in the house. When my girlfriend's water broke she ran from the couch in the living room, through the hallway, up the stairs, to the bathroom. They covered the cost of a new couch, new rug in the living room, hall and all new carpet up the stairs and on the second floor also. (07/22/2006)
Spray it down with aerosol hairspray- it should magically disappear - then wash carpet to get rid of hairspray. (07/24/2006)
There is a great product called "Spot Shot". I use it on all kinds of stains. I even use it on clothes instead of Spray & Wash, Shout, etc.. It says it is great for pet stains also. That may be helpful if pup causes any other uh ohs!! You can get it @ Walmart or Lowes. (07/25/2006)
By Mona in Mississippi
Get busy and fold about thirty paper towels for LOTS of BLOTTING. It has been said that red ink and lipstick is the hardest, next to impossible to remove. I'd start on the smallest spot, use ALCOHOL ONLY and blot away, ALWAYS USING A NEW TOWEL SPOT for the BLOTTING. Squeeze whatever you can between your fingers, NOT rubbing the ink down further into the carpet. If the first spot responds, get
bolder, more folded paper towels, and go to the next bigger spot with the same process. I wouldn't use water or oils AT ALL unless the Alcohol won't work for whatever reason. If it DOES work fairly well, keep blotting UNTIL NO MORE RED CAN BE SEEN WHEN BLOTTING AND APPLYING ALCOHOL.
If there is STILL a red or pink stain, use DAWN dish liquid on a rag (6-8 drops BLUE colored Dawn, to neutralize the red better, to 1 Cup hot water) to clean and BLOT, spraying it on the spot, NOT POURING.
The secret is in these two things, I believe. If it is a dry erase pen, or regular ball point ink, it should still work. If permanent Marker, it is not likely to come up so you should try to remove a remote corner of the house carpet by patch, even if 6'x6' size and sew and glue with Clear
Liquid Nail the edges of the exact size cutout, but NOT the padding. Consider switching the stained area with an area under a bed against the wall never seen or used, if worse comes to worst. I hope this works for you. God bless. (08/02/2006)
My Autistic daughter had a black ball point pen leak upon the carpet. We tried your tips. Hairspray!
Ink came away after 2 minutes, no marks left.
Thanks guys. (09/10/2007)
By Chris Storer
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