First, don’t wait. Delaying can cause spaghetti spills to become permanent stains in carpeting. Use a clean white towel to blot any liquids up. Gently remove any solid noddles of spaghetti with a spoon. Always test any carpet spot remover in an unseen area for color fastness or potential damage to carpet.
Solution mix- use ¼ teaspoon of dishwashing detergent and mix with 1 cup of warm water. Rinsing is always necessary to remove any residue which can cause resoiling in the carpet.
Start with dabbing a small amount of solution on a white clean cloth and gently blot the spill area. Start from outer areas and work towards the middle. DO NOT RUB or SCRUB. Allow solution to sit for a couple minutes before starting.
Warm Water – Lukewarm tap water should be used in most cases to rinse the cleaning solutions from the fiber. Failure to completely rinse the solutions from the fiber may cause accelerated soiling.
After the spill is removed rinse with warm water and blot with dry towel or cloth.
Always pat the area dry when completed and never rub. Can also place a dry towel over the area and a plastic garbage can on top to apply pressure. Leave for several hours to soak up. Spaghetti can be difficult to remove from carpet, repeat several times if necessary.
Never use laundry detergent on carpet, these products can brighten up the fibers. Never use automatic dishwashing detergent also, most contain bleach which cause permanent damage
When using a spot cleaner from a store, always rinse thoroughly with warm water. A spray bottle set at mist setting is always best to avoid over wetting the area. Never use more detergent then directions, too much detergent can cause rapid re-soiling.
Call a Professional – Professional cleaners have the ability and the equipment to use more aggressive cleaning solutions to remove stubborn spills. Always consider consulting a professional cleaner regarding any spot removal question.