Removing Spilt Shampoo From the Carpet

spilt shampooSoap spills can quickly become sudsy and be unfortunate if not cleaned up adequately. Before letting a drop of water hit your discharge, observe the measures below. Indeed, make this cleanup task for spilt shampoo as easy and quick as possible.

Things Needed For Removal Of Spilt Shampoo:

  • Dustpan
  • Paper towels
  • Salt
  • Spoon and bowl
  • Spray bottle
  • Water
  • Wet/dry vacuum/carpet cleaners


  1. Start by removing as much of it as possible Before adding water to the location. Use a bowl, spoon, or dustpan to scrape the shampoo off the surface.
  2. Apply pressure when rubbing to eliminate as much shampoo as possible.
  3. After that, use a paper towel to blot the area. Soak up much of the remainder of the shampoo.
  4. Using fresh paper towels, blot until they no longer absorb moisture.
  5. Small amounts of soap/shampoo should be left on the carpet.
  6. Work with a wet/dry vacuum to suction out any remaining shampoo that could have soaked further down the carpet.
  7. Spray the area with a light coat of water.
  8. Use the wet/dry vacuum to pull the water and remaining shampoo from the carpet.
  9. Proceed until no more shampoo is left.
  10. A few suds are okay, but sprinkle them with salt if they become overwhelming. The salt does away with the soap foam.
  11. As soon as all shampoos are removed, blot the area using dry paper towels to remove any remaining moisture.
  12. Allow for the area to air dry.


  • Removing as much of it as possible is significant before adding water. The water will activate the soap and start to form suds.
  • If no wet/dry vacuum is available, blot the area using paper towels instead. You may want to rent a carpet shampooer and run it over.

Apart from that, call Steam n Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland for help. Indeed, we have expert training in stain removal and CRI 204/205 Carpet Maintenance and Cleaning Standards. Also, we serve in West Auckland Central City CBD, North Shore, East, South Auckland, and Hibiscus Coast. Therefore call us now on 0800 783266.


Last updated 16/2/2024 Experienced, researched, and written by  Graeme Stephens