How can I get my security deposit back if it is being held due to 2 small stains on the carpet?

Question Details: I moved out. I was never late on rent and the house was clean. I had the carpets professionally cleaned, however there were 2 stains that they could not get out. I was up front and showed the landlord prior to moving out. The carpet was not new when I moved in 2 years ago. In fact, it was probably the original carpet that was put in when the house was built 8 years ago. I have pictures of how I left the house. They have not returned my deposit and when I asked they said they were waiting to hear back from a carpet stain removal company. I did a little research online and I believe state law says they have to return the deposit within 14 days. What can I do? O moved out 22 days ago.

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