Spilled shampoo in carpet

Hi all,
I know I will never get the whole story straight as to how it happened, but a 16 oz bottle of shampoo leaked on my son's carpet. How in the world do I get this out?
Thanks
Suzi
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On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 17:01:34 -0500, "The Data Rat"

This is going to be a time-consuming process. If you don't have a rug shampooer, rent one. Use a series of cold water rinses without using the brushes. Eventually the suds should subside. A tablespoon of vinegar to a gallon of rinse water might help.
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wrote:

Excellent suggestion! But before you do that, rub his head in it and rinse. You might as well get some good out of it. <G>
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scribbled:

Hey Phish, When I worked in retail and a customer would drop the occasional bottle of shampoo on the tiled floor, we used rubbing alcohol to get it up without leaving residue. Would that work in carpet, too? I was thinking it might cut the suds down.
Nan
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You are as bad as Sweep and Marcia. Phish can get it up without being rubbed. He is the genuine poster here. He is the one that shopuld be paid. not you three stooges
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I have not tried the alcohol, but it might work well. I'm not sure how the adhesive in the carpet can hold up to alcohol. Using cold (rather than hot) water helps reduce the suds.
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wrote:

Hi All,
Problem is that the carpet will hold the soap much better than a tiled floor. Extracting it from the fibres is what's difficult. Alcohol evaporates fairly quickly, which is presumably why it was used on tiles, however I don't think it would help remove the soap.
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scribbled:

This is what I wondered, as well. And not being sure how the carpet fibers would hold up to the alcohol. Thanks, you two :-)
Nan
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to add to what Phisherman has already suggested, be sure to add a dry (powder form) defoamer to the carpet... also, i'd suggest doing this:
put like a towel on top of the area with a 50 lb dumbell weight pn top of the towel, this will force a lot of the soap from the padding into the towel. if you only try to remove the soap from the carpet, the spot will return forever (until you remove it from the padding).
btw, alcohol is a waste of time folks. rinse rinse and then rinse (but you HAVE to force the soap out of the padding first).
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use a laundry softner--it reacts with the detergensts to actually to decrease their foaming--then a wet/ddry vacuum
heh
peter
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