In one of my more boneheaded moves of the year, I left a nearly full
96-load jug of liquid laundry detergent on top of our front-loading
washer during its cycle and came home to find a completely empty
96-load jug of laundry detergent on the floor in front of the washer
and a very pretty blue stain in the carpet in front of the machine.
I went out and rented a rug doctor and went over the thing with just
water repeatedly over two days, but kept getting more and more foam.
Towards the end of my efforts, the extracted water had a yellowish
tinge to it, and I now have a really crappy looking piece of carpeting
with yellowish stains across much of it and blue detergent stain where
the carpet meets the vinyl tile floor.
I'm really at a loss for what to do next to try to restore this piece
of carpet to a decent appearance. It's in a very conspicuous location
linking one end of the upstairs part of the house with another, and I
know I'm going to fume every time I walk past it to the baby's room if
I can't at least mitigate the appearance.
Can anyone offer suggestions?