CLEANING AGENTS BE AWARE
Most products today are safe. On the very rare occasion you may have a problem. Carpet per meter can be quite expensive, not to mention look after at the same time, requires lots of work and regular vacuuming alone. Everyone is going to have an accident at some point or another, availability of products are countless and some can do more harm than good.
What to chose when looking for a cleaner, it is always best to read whatever it maybe, this can be challenging when you don't have time. Research before hand is advised. Some agents depending on a heavy hand may take colouring out, you don't want to damage floor coverings beyond repair, so care should be taken at all times, and never experiment, all that you spray in and on your carpet needs to be well rinsed, this can not be achieved unless you have the right equipment, a damp rage / sponge is not going to achieve removing unwonted products out of your carpet.
WARNING Do not use foaming products in cans , advertising is a great tool and it has it pitfalls, and were does all this foam go, deep into your carpet, this will remain and not vacuum out, thus creating build up residue that will gather soiling overtime, what once may have been a small spot will turn into a much lager area. This foaming that remain is not easy to remove, carpets must be rinse extracted, this can depend on severity, that will involve greater time to rectify, that can run into greater costings.
THINGS YOU NEED TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT
Carpet can be an investment
If it looks difficult chances are it is, don't risk having a bigger problem, call a professional, what you might spend in one day may save you in the future.
Some stains may look small, and depending on what it might be can spared and set, thus leaving it permanent, so don't risk it, it is better to be safe than sorry, your carpets are your investment.
What to avoid
Never iron on the floor, it is bound to happen, wool carpet stand a greater chance when your iron comes into contact, haveing a short period of time to retrieve it, nylon on the other hand is less forgiving and will melt instantly, how many times has this happened, be aware!