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Old 02-03-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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I'm in a new construction neighborhood and am battling the red clay my dog has tracked onto the also new Mohawk light-colored carpet. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to remove these stains? I've tried Resolve and Woolite without success and have learned to keep the dog out! Thanks.
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Old 02-03-2008, 02:52 PM
 
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you home is officially christen North Carolina Style.

Rug doctor with piping hot water and the cleaner that goes in it. You might want to consider runners.
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Old 02-03-2008, 02:58 PM
 
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Rug Doctor is one method, but if you don't have access . . . use Spray N Wash. Saturate area. Leave about 5 minutes. Come back, gently pat/rub w/ white towel; spray again. Let sit. Repeat.

Do not use commercial cleaners such as Shout, etc until you have tried Spray N Wash. Commercial cleaners leave a residue and will actually attract more dirt to the area - even if you get the original stain out. They are a last resort.

I would try white vinegar b/f I went to a commercial type product b/c of the residue they usually leave.

<Make sure you vacuum well to get all traces of dirt up b/f you try anything.>
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Old 02-03-2008, 03:07 PM
 
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Carbona spot remover, the one that removes clay, got rid of every trace of mud that was EVERYWHERE on a Mohawk carpet when a kid tracked it everywhere in my neighbor's house. I think I saved that kid's life
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Old 02-03-2008, 06:25 PM
 
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something with ammonia in it! Gets out everything and won't bleach your carpet - I use glass X w/ ammonia!
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:21 PM
 
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Poor dog
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:15 PM
 
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I've had pretty good luck with Oxyclean.
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:33 PM
 
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pull up the carpet and put down hardwood floors? LOL
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:03 PM
 
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Try Krud Kutter. It is specifically market to remove red clay stains. I have used it on the white carpet in my home to remove clay stains, red wine stains, and stains from a misbehaved cat. Follow the directions on the container and it will work fine. After cleaning with the Krud Cutter I use oxyclean for the final clean up.
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Old 02-04-2008, 07:02 AM
 
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I use a carpet cleaner from Stoners. I think I paid $32 for a case of 12 cans. My dog has made a few messes with clay and we have very light carpets(Big Mistake) and every time this has worked. No signs of clay stains. I love this stuff and could not live without it with a dog in the house.
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