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5 Stains That Call for Professional Carpet Cleaning
Mar 14, 2016
When you’ve got a stain on your carpet, your first reaction may be to attack it with a pile of paper towels. And that’s a great initial approach. Do your best to absorb as much of the liquid or remove as much of the solids as you can. But what should you do next? Should you drench the stain in the home-made all-purpose cleaner or run to the store to pick up something stronger? For certain stains either of these steps would be fine, but some stains are more stubborn and will be best addressed with professional carpet cleaning.
Red Wine Stains
If you’ve ever spilled red wine on the carpet, you probably had the “oh no!” moment, and it’s absolutely justified. Wine seeps into the carpet quickly and even after prompt cleanup can leave a nasty stain. Same goes for grape juice and other berries, which also add stickiness to the stain. If a red wine stain is allowed to sit for a long time, it may be impossible to remove once it penetrates the backing of the carpet. But for fresh stains you may have a good chance for complete removal with professional carpet cleaning.
You can probably relate to being a bit clumsy and out of it in the morning. In fact, it’s probably a miracle how you don’t spill coffee on a daily basis considering how fast you rush out of the door. But when you do have a coffee spill in the morning, you probably don’t have time to properly clean it up, so it sits there under a pile of paper towels, waiting till you get back from work. At that point, it may be too late to remove the stain completely on your own.
Whether you cut your finger or your child has a nasty nose bleed, almost everyone has to deal with blood stains at some point in their lives. The problem with blood is that our first reaction is to do something to stop the bleeding, and only later we realize that there is now a stain on your carpet. By the time you get to take care of the blood stain, it’s usually already soaked into the carpet.
We often say that our pet had an “accident,” but in the back of your head you may have a nagging thought that your cat or dog did this on purpose. And when these “accidents” happen over and over, it gets harder and harder to keep your carpet clean. Plus, many times you come home to an “accident” that’s been sitting there for who knows how long. Deep carpet cleaning is usually necessary to completely get rid of these stains and odor, which is even worse than the stain.
Ink and Paint Stains
Out of all the things that could spill onto your carpet, inks, markers and paint are some of the worst. If you think about it, they were actually designed to stain (mostly paper and walls), and they are really good at it. Commercial-strength chemical cleaners are often needed to break down the color pigments and fully lift the stain.
Be Careful With Home Remedies
Many people turn to the Internet when they try to figure out how to remove certain stains. And many stain removal guides will tell you to use everything from baking soda and vinegar to hydrogen peroxide and ammonia. Although in many cases these home remedies do work, they don’t take into account what kind of carpet you have, how old it is or what it looks like. You always risk using too much or leaving it in for too long, which may permanently discolor your carpet. Plus, if your carpet is an older one and looks somewhat dirty throughout, cleaning just one spot will make that spot stand out, sometimes even worse than a stain.
So if you’ve got a tough stain and your carpet in general could use a good cleaning, contact Kent Clean for professional carpet cleaning in Maryland.
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