Cleaning Solutions to have on hand:

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1. Detergent: Mix 1/2 teaspoon clear dishwashing detergent with one cup of warm (not hot) water.

2. Pre-soak Solution: Mix 1 teaspoon enzyme laundry detergent (such as Axion, Biz, or others) with one cup of water.

3. Dry Powder Cleaner: Use powdered carpet cleaners such as Carpet One’s Capture.

4. Dry Cleaning Solvent: Non-oily, non-caustic. Sold for spot removal from garments. Caution: May be flammable.

Note: Not all carpet fibers react the same way when treated for stains. Before proceeding with any of the following cleaning procedures, we recommend you contact the appropriate fiber company for their suggested maintenance guidelines. Failure to follow these guidelines may void your warranty. For more information, please contact your Carpet One retailer.

If your carpet has an Ultra, Scotchguard, or Everguard Warranty, you must call 3M directly prior to treating any stain. Failure to do this will void your warranty.

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    • Steps
      1. Scrape or blot up excess spill.
      2. Apply dry baking solution.
      3. Scrape and vacuum.
      4. Water-using a damp sponge to rinse remaining baking soda. Don’t over wet.
      5. Blot-don’t rub.
      6. Apply presoak solution (See “cleaning solutions”) using a dampened towel.
      7. Water-rinse as above.
      8. Blot-don’t rub-dry well.
      9. Apply dry power cleaner (See “cleaning solutions”).
      10. Vacuum.

      OR

      1. Scrape or blot up excess spill.
      2. Apply detergent solution (See “cleaning solutions”), use damp towel, leave 3-5 minutes.
      3. Blot-don’t rub.
      4. Apply white vinegar (undiluted), using a dampened towel.
      5. Blot-finish with weighted pad of towels.

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