Maryland Cleaning Services

What Causes Carpets to Stain?

Oct 3, 2020

Are you seeing stains reappear on your carpet after cleaning it? We know how frustrating this can be but don’t worry, you are not alone. It’s common for people to notice stains reappearing after they thought they had gotten rid of it. Why is this the case? Keep reading to find out.

Types of Stains 

There are two main types of stains: wicking and residue.

Wicking stains are the result of deeply penetrated moisture. This type of stain has reached below the carpet fibers and has penetrated the carpet’s backing and underlying pad. This could have been caused by the initial stain itself or could be the result of improper cleaning of the initial stain. A lot of people only end up cleaning the carpet fibers. When the carpet becomes wet again, the stain that is still left in the underlying pad rises up the carpet fiber shaft (like traveling up a wick of a candle).

Residue stains are the result of residue left behind on the carpet fibers from carpet cleaners. Sometimes carpet cleaners aren’t completely rinsed out and blotted. When this happens, the residue becomes sticky and attracts dirt and soil to that spot. 

How To Prevent Reoccuring Stains 

You can prevent reoccurring stains, and stains in general from occurring by quickly and properly treating any spills. Use a carpet cleaner to get the stain out of the carpet fibers and afterward cover the stain using a stack of paper towels or a clean towel. Place something on top of the towel to weigh it down so that it can soak up any remaining moisture. 

Is the Stain Still There? 

If a stain remains on your carpet after you’ve attempted to clean it, you might want to consider hiring a Carroll County carpet cleaning company.  They will have the machinery and expertise needed to get even the deepest stains out of your carpet. They’ll help you get rid of stains and keep them from reoccurring. 

Stay Clean With Kent Clean

If your carpets need some TLC, Kent Clean is what you need! We offer affordable professional carpet cleaning services. We use only the most powerful, effective, snd environmentally friendly methods to make sure your carpets don’t just look clean but are actually clean from then surface all the way down to the backing. Give us a call today to see how we can help!

<-Back to Blog


"WOW, WOW, WOW. I don't know what else to say. With two dogs and a 2 year old running around the house, our carpets and furniture need cleaning on a regular basis. It's nice to know that all I need to do is pick up the phone and I have no more worries. In this day and age, it is a very pleasant surprise to come across a company who will do what they say they will do when they say they will do it and with very little supervision. Kudos to Kent Clean!!! Thanks Larry!"
Read More Testimonials->


Maryland Floor Cleaning Services

Anne Arundel County Floor Cleaning Services: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).

Baltimore County Floor Cleaning Services: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), Baltimore City and more.

Carroll County Floor Cleaning Services: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.

Frederick County Floor Cleaning Services: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), and more.

Howard County Floor Cleaning Services: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County Floor Cleaning Services: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Prince George's County Floor Cleaning Services: Bowie (20715, 20716, 20720, 20721), Beltsville (20705), Adelphi (20783), College Park (20740,20742), Greenbelt (25689), Hyattsville (20781, 20782, 20783, 20784), Landover (20785), Laurel (20707, 20723), Springdale (20774), Upper Marlboro (20772, 20774), Woodlawn (21207).

Washington, D.C., Virginia, Northern Virginia