How to identify the spot on your carpet

Feel the spot on your carpet. Is it greasy or oily, sticky or dry? If you cannot yet identify the spot, try smelling it.

 

If there is no odour, putting a drop or two of water on the spot could reactivate the smell. Once you know what has caused the spot, the correct procedure can be used to clean it.

The colour of the spot can also give an indication of what it could be. All this preliminary work is necessary to ensure that the correct chemicals are used.