Common Carpet Problems | Best Pick Reports
Stains. Upon hiring a carpet cleaning professional to clean a carpet or rug, it is
best to point out all stains. Although basic spots will often be
removed during the normal carpet cleaning process, technicians should
be aware of all spots, as different stains require different cleaning
processes. A variety of products are on the market, but professionals
know which ones to use for various stains.
Urine. Urine is one of the
most common stains. The smell is difficult to eliminate because urine
crystals can persist for up to 20 years on the carpet backing.
Increased humidity causes the urine crystals to dissolve, so often the
smell will reappear each spring and summer. Permanently fixing the
problem requires cleaning the back and front of the carpet, replacing
the exposed section of the carpet pad, and sealing the subfloor. These
stains can be treated with special enzymes or water and high-vacuum
When trying to remedy a food or drink spill, many well-intentioned
homeowners can make a bad situation worse. Certain spills, which would
easily be removed by a trained carpet cleaner with an
understanding of the chemistry involved, can become permanent when
treated with the wrong substances. Some types of dyes are permanently
set into carpet fibers by the same products that completely remove
other types of spots. Professional carpet cleaners recommend that
homeowners try only water or club soda before seeking professional help.
For professional spill treatment, trust a Best Pick™ carpet cleaning company.