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1. Mix one teaspoon of a neutral detergent (a mild detergent containing no alkalies or bleaches) with a cup of luke-warm water. Blot.
2. Mix one tablespoon of household ammonia with a half- cup of water. Blot.
3. Repeat step one.
4. Sponge with clean water. Blot.
This article was written by Anne Field, Extension Specialist, Emeritus, with reference from the Georgia Extension bulletin, How to Care for Carpets and Rugs, the Hoover Company, Nebraska Extension bulletin Carpet Care - Cleaning and Stain Removal, the Carpet and Rug Institute, Allied Fibers and Plastics Inc. and DuPont Clean Up Carpeting bulletin.
Dropped an egg on the carpet? Or anywhere for that matter. Not a problem. Don't try to clean it up until you pour salt over the egg (and I mean lots of salt), cover it well, give the egg time to absorb the salt. It will become quite firm and you will be amazed how easy it is to pick up.