All too frequently and all too soon after getting a new carpet installed in your home, an accident happens and the carpet is stained. This tends to happen most often in frequently used areas with decorative carpets, such as living or family rooms. No matter how careful you are, it sometimes seems like a stain is inevitable. Most carpet stains are easy to remove, and you can either try and remove them yourself, or hire a professional carpet cleaner to do so. If you do decide to try yourself, always make sure to test an inconspicuous area of carpet first to ensure the method you’re trying won’t mark it.