You are probably familiar with trying your best to clean up a stain in your carpet, only to have it reappear a few days later. Don’t be frustrated, there might be more going on here than you may realize. Hopefully this blog post can help you can understand what is actually happening in your carpet.
Whatever may have spilled on your carpet has done more than just leaving a stain on the surface. The substance has most likely soaked deep down into the backing of the carpet. The first few times you cleaned the stain, you got whatever was on the surface. However, you didn’t the substance that is trapped in the backing or pad underneath the carpet. You might be surprised to discover that the carpet has re-absorbed the spill and has eventually worked its way up the carpet fibers and back to the surface where it is visible.
Depending on a few factors, you may or may not be successful at removing the stain completely on your own. When the spill first occurs, the best thing you should try to do is to take a clean towel and place it on the stain. Apply pressure on the stain in order to effectively blot it out and absorb the substance. You can apply added pressure by stacking heavy books on top of the towel and let them sit for a few hours. After most of the stain is soaked up, clean the area like you normally would.
If the stain is still there after following those steps, you may need to address a bigger issue. The task then becomes cleaning and absorbing the stain from the pad and backing, which requires more work, usually done by a professional carpet cleaning company, like Acme Chem-Dry. Our experienced team is trained to handle these types of issues and has the proper tools needed. In rare circumstances, if the professional is unsuccessful, you may have to consider cutting a portion of your carpet and replacing it altogether.
When it comes to working with stubborn stains and spills, we recommend working with a trained professional to guide you on the proper care of your carpet. The last thing you want to do is to make the situation worse. Acme Chem-Dry is ready and equipped to tackle your toughest stains! “If we can’t get it out, no one can”