Homeowners have expressed frustration when they clean a carpet stain, only for it to return within days. Why does this happen? Here’s some helpful information about the cause of reappearing carpet stains and what you can do about it.
Why Carpet Stains Reappear
Most people use a sponge or towel to try to remove the stain. No matter how hard you scrub or blot, you’re only treating the stain at the surface level. When a spill occurs, the liquid reaches the base of the carpet fibers. The process involved here is known as wicking. The liquid remains at the base and is reabsorbed by the surface of the carpet fibers.
Wicking occurs in reverse when the carpet becomes wet again. The water transports the stain residue back to the surface. Wicking can also occur in upholstery and mattresses.
How to Eliminate Carpet Stains for Good
First, a stain needs to be treated as soon as possible after it occurs. If not, then a professional carpet steam cleaning is your only option.
Remove as much of the spill as possible by blotting with a clean sponge or towel. Next, use a natural solution of baking soda and water. Blot once more using a fresh cloth. Most homeowners apply these steps; however, there is an additional step that is almost always ignored.
Once you remove the stain, place a clean paper towel or cloth over the now-removed stain. Weigh down the towel by placing a heavy object, such as a stack of books in a frying pan. This draws the moisture from the base of the carpet.
Leave the Permanent Stain Removal to Us
Stains can reappear in most surfaces, including hard floors like tile and grout. It’s not enough to clean with household materials. Contact Rick’s Family Carpet Care to treat stains at their origin. Make reappearing carpet stains go away and stay away.
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