The first step in attempting to remove a stain on your carpet or rug is always to use a commercially available stain and soil removing product that has been tested and approved by the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) such as Shaw Carpet R2X Stain & Soil Remover. A current list of CRI approved products can be found at www.carpet-rug.org.
Many ordinary household cleaners contain chemicals that could damage your carpet or rug. Do Not Use!
If a Carpet and Rug Institute approved product is not available, there are many safe cleaning solutions that you can make at home to use for removing specific types of stains. Do not necessarily trust what you find when doing an internet search. Your best sources of information are always your local carpet retailer and your carpet manufacturer.