water damaged carpet

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water damaged carpet

So here's the situation, the shower next to my bedroom was causing water to leak to my room under the carpet. Evidently no pan was installed when I bought the house. Had a pan installed and further more had the damage on the dry wall and under the carpet repaired.
Now the only problem is the carpet stains itself. I tried using a rented carpet cleaner from grocery store, but that didn't work. Before I buy a bunch of carpet clearner spray bottles, I wanted to get some feedback on how best to clean the stains. Attached are pictures of the stains themselves. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-17-16, 05:00 AM
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Try a paste of Oxyclean on a small area. It works great for stain removal. If it doesn't change the color of the carpet, use the paste on all of it, daub it with a wet towel to remove the residue, then vacuum.
 
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Anything with oxalic acid should help. When you rent those machines from the supermarket, make sure that you get the upholstery attachment with it. You need it for the corners & close to the wall. Otherwise, the machine is worthless.
 
 

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