To quickly remove spots from the carpet be sure to attend to them quickly. Apply a mixture of baking soda, vinegar and rubbing alcohol, and scrub lightly in a circular motion. Repeat if necessary, and pat to dry.
This method is especially helpful for those who suffer from asthma or allergies, as most fungi, dust mites and viruses can be removed with steam.
Professional Steam Cleaning
The advantages to enlisting a professional are faster drying times due to higher powered extraction equipment, and expert advice for working with different carpet textures and fabrics.
Home Cleaning Machines
Home cleaning machines are popular because cleaning can be done fairly easily, whenever necessary. The most effective machines will have a good deal of suction power and a clean water rinse feature (see Resources).
If spot cleaning is a ritual due to pet stains or active children, a popular spot cleaning machine may be useful. These machines are compact and designed to clean a particular area in just minutes (see Resources).