Spotting Guide

Basic Spot Cleaning Tips

How to Clean up Household
Food and Beverage spills

The following Basic Cleaning Steps are effective for most stains caused by spills. If you would prefer to use a better spot remover that Alpine Carpet Care uses or would like a spotting kit, they are available by asking our technician while in your home or by calling us at (780) 464-1063.

Here’s what you’ll need:
Clean white cloths or paper towels. A wet/dry vacuum (shopvac) is better if available.
1ml (1/4 tsp.) of liquid dishwashing detergent per 250ml (1 cup) warm water.

Here’s how to clean your carpet after a spill:
1. Immediately scoop up as much of the spill as possible. Then blot, do not rub, area with clean white absorbent cloths or white paper towels to remove excess moisture. Use a wet/dry vacuum if possible especially if the spill is large. Use a small attachment or just the end of the hose.

2. Apply warm, not hot, water to stained area and blot with white cloths or white paper towels. Starting at the outer edge of the stain, work towards the centre. Repeat until no stain is evident on the cloth or white paper towels. If stain remains on the carpet make a detergent solution (as above). Using clean white cloths or white paper towels, apply the solution to the stained area, and let soak for 2-3 minutes. Rinse with clear warm water and blot, to remove excess moisture. Repeat until all detergent is removed to avoid resoiling.

3. Let area dry. Optional method of drying the area: Absorb remaining moisture with layers of white absorbent cloths or white paper towels weighted with a non-staining glass or ceramic object. After the carpet is dry, vacuum or brush the pile to restore texture.

4. If after drying the stain reappears, it may be because some of the stain remained deep in the pile and wicked up to the surface. If so, repeat steps 2 and 3.


1. Some substances can affect or damage the actual color of the carpet.
2. The purpose of blotting and not rubbing is to not alter the texture of the carpet fibers.
3. If you need help to remove a difficult stain we may be able to guide you over the phone.
4. We offer spot cleaning and stubborn stain removal services.

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