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  • Writer's pictureAlbert Trevino

Why Won't Some Stains Come Out?

Updated: May 11, 2018

Let's face it folks, we must have realistic expectations when we attempt to rehabilitate, restore, clean, or rejuvenate something back to it's original condition.

Rarely in the carpet cleaning business can one rehabilitate a carpet to return to its original condition, especially when excessive stain, dirt, and other contaminates have penetrated the material. Furthermore, depending on what material your carpet is made of, there may be even further limitations on removing some contaminates.

Surprisingly, carpet (steam) cleaners have discovered ways to remove stubborn stains and discoloration, such as radiator cleaner, but often these solutions have been banned for this use by the Environmental Protections Agency (EPA) because of the harmful affects to humans and their health.

Next time you have your carpets cleaned, remember that their may be only so much that can be done to restore the material to its original conditions.

Some Helpful Tips on Carpet Maintenance

  • Obtain the correct solutions, equipment and materials for your carpet. Some carpets are shaggy and some are scalped; regardless, using the right vacuum, cleaning solutions, and stain remover can be the difference in keeping that clean carpet look.

  • Use doormats. Doormats help reduce the amount of dirt and sand tracked into the home.

  • Vacuum daily. Less dirt = extended life of your carpet.

  • Cleans sports and spills immediately. The longer the stain sits, the deeper it penetrates. We often encounter stains that could have been removed if the owner had not waited an extended amount of time before calling us.

  • Avoid the "latest and greatest" materials. Often, these chemicals do nothing more than remove the superficial stain and drive the the contaminate deeper into the carpet.

The next time you encounter an issue with your carpet, give us a call here at ABSORB. Professional carpet cleaners can usually eliminate most stains and contaminates when addressed quickly.

Please let us know if you need any help or have further questions.

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