Vax Carpet Shampoo

I have a newish light coloured carpet which suffered a couple of accidents recently. Although I cleaned it at the time it seems to have left me with something like a water mark around the edge of the spill. I think this could be residue from the carpet cleaner that I used (Vanish and 1001).
A friend is loaning me a Vax Wet and Dry Cleaner and I thought I would try to rinse the carpet with it. He doesn't have the instructions. What do you think about a plain water rinse?
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John wrote:

What were the accidents John? Do you know what the carpet is made of? Wool/acrylic etc?

Probably.
Best bet is a plain water rinse, especialy if the accidents were pet urine, which can 'flare' when hit with an alkali shampoo.
Can you provide a bit more info?
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A spilt drink and a vomiting child. I believe the carpet is a mix of manmade/ wool.
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John wrote:

Drink of? Cola, wine, orange, coffee?
If its an 80/20 wool/nylon it could stain badly due to the highly absorbant nature of wool. Try the plain water rinse first.
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On Sun, 29 Jan 2006 23:39:47 GMT, "david lang"

I didn't look through all the detail, but did you include things which involve specialised knowledge like this in your handyman portfolio?
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Andy Hall wrote:

Not yet. I will probably add a Cleaning page to my site offering carpet cleaning, patio cleaning etc. It depends on how cheaply I can 'liberate' a machine when I return the demonstration kit from the day job!
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wrote:

The plain water treatment worked a treat. Thanks
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John wrote:

I think you would need to clean the whole carpet.
NT
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