Remove as much of the spill from your carpet as you can by blotting with a paper towel, or scraping it with a dull knife. If a large quantity of liquid was spilled, a wet vacuum will come in handy. If the spot has already dried, saturate the tufts in the affected area with tap water, but make sure you aren’t over wetting it. Allow to remain wet for about one minute and then blot. If the spot is being removed with water, continue blotting until the stain is completely removed. If it is not completely removed by the last step, then apply a small amount of detergent solution to the spot. Use a blotting motion to work the detergent into the spot. If the spot is being removed, continue applying detergent and blotting with a paper towel until spot is removed. Using a spray bottle, rinse with tap water. Remove excess moisture by blotting with a paper towel.