So your husband finally decides it is time to do some house work, and instead of calling a plumber he decides to do the work himself. When he is done, you notice that he got some of that pipe thread sealer on the carpet. He is probably going to try and clean it up himself too, so before he begins make sure that you know what type of fibers you are dealing with to avoid any damage to your carpet. Here are a few methods you can try.
Begin by first removing the excess compound from the carpet. Then, wet a white towel and blot the area, try and keep the carpet damp. Make sure that you don’t rub the area because this will only push the compound deeper into the carpet fibers. Give the damp carpet time to dry (You can use a dry towel and blot the area a couple times to try and dry the carpet faster.) and then use a dust brush attachment to vacuum up any residual pipe compound. If there are any dried up compounds on your carpet after you have vacuumed break it up by stomping on it to break it free. Next, Use a wet towel to blot the remaining compound. If there is a lot of dried up compound in the carpet fibers, you should wet it with a spray bottle of water and place a wet towel on it for about 20 minutes to soften the compound. Lastly, blot the affected area with the wet white towel; make sure to turn it frequently until you can’t see any white marks left. Let the carpet dry and then vacuum.
Another easy method you can try is to start off by removing any excess compound, apply a solvent to the affected area, emulsify compound by gently agitating it, and then use a dilute solution and rinse clean.
Remember to test in an inconspicuous area before you start to apply any substance to your carpet to avoid any sort of damage. Also, if you do not feel comfortable applying anything to your carpet yourself, you can always call a professional for any advice.