Club Soda is the best emergency spotter there is. We, here at Dial-A-Maid in Evanston, Il. 60201, have found it to be a miraculous cleaner for a variety of spots.
Keep club soda on hand to clean up spills on carpets and clothing. Try to react as soon as possible to a spill. If you act fast, a spot shouldn't become a stain. Club soda will remove red wine, coffee. tea, pop-even red pop, red fruit punch, and any other spills you can think of. Lift any solids carefully off carpet or clothes and then pour on the club soda, blotting with an old rag until all the color from the spill is removed. Don't be afraid to really wet the carpet, it won't hurt it. Blot carpet easily by folding a rag and standing on it, turning the rag as it absorbs moisture and discoloration from the spill. The carbonation in the club soda brings the spill to the surface so that you can blot it up, and the salts in it will help prevent staining.
If you spill on your clothes in a restaurant, ask for a little club soda or seltzer and use your napkin to blot the stain until it is removed. When you get home, pour club soda directly on the affected spot, saturating it completely so the spot will come out.
Also on many old stains, club soda will be very effective. We, here at Dial-A-Maid in Evanston, Il. 60201, when we wash laundry, we always make sure we have at least 2 small bottles on hand for any unforeseen stains.