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I used Dawn to remove a stain from my carpet and now I can't get the Dawn color or suds out? Can you suggest anything?
If you're seeing the color from the Dawn soap, there must be a lot of it used, and putting water on it as that's the only way to rinse away soap, then blotting it up with old towels or rags many times over will remove the soap, and, or, you can put a diluted fabric softener (fabric softener diluted in water where there's no color to the fabric softener, as you don't want more colors laid down ) and that will help tame down the suds.
You could also use a wet-dry vac to suck up the excess water you've used to remove the soap - make sure it's not a regular
vacuum, they're not made to suck up water.
Something that's happened to me in the past is, if you don't "remove all the soap", those "spot cleaned areas", well,
It appears that you've used way too much soap on your carpet. The only way to do this now is with a bucket of water and a sponge. You need to blot the rug to remove the soap from it. After using the sponge in water, soak the area and try to remove as much water with the sponge. Use a towel to blot up the rest. You'll need to repeat this process until you have the soap out of your rug.
It does appear that you used too much Dawn and even if no stain is left you will have to remove the excess soap or it will eventually damage your carpet.
Use a small amount of water and a lot of absorbent white towels