It’s only been a matter of days or weeks since you had your carpets cleaned, and you already notice stains and familiar odors reappearing. Frustrating is probably an understatement.
There are three main reasons why carpet stains and odors reappear. Let’s talk about them–as well as solutions to help make sure that the next time your carpet stains are cleaned, they stay that way.
Leftover Residue From Carpet Cleaning Soap
If you notice a stain that “comes back” on your carpet, it may not be what you think. In fact, it’s most likely not a reappearing stain at all—but a new one that’s collected on soapy residue left behind from a steam cleaner.
Do-it-yourself machines and professional steam cleaners rely on soapy detergents to get the job done. And if too much soap is used or if the soap isn’t rinsed properly, a sticky residue is left behind. This oily film actually attracts dirt and can make new stains appear more quickly.
What you thought was a carpet cleaning service can actually leave your floors more vulnerable to soiling.
Solution: The good news is, there’s a better way to clean your carpets than traditional steam cleaners. Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction method gently lifts stains using the power of millions of tiny carbonated bubbles—with 80% less water than steam cleaners. Our carpet cleaning solution, The Natural, is green-certified and non-toxic, mean it’s safe for your family and pets and won’t leave behind dirt-attracting residue.
Excess Moisture Causing Carpet Wicking
Stains often don’t just stay on the surface of carpet, but penetrate deep into the carpet backing and carpet pad. Steam cleaners use a lot of moisture, then don’t extract all the water afterwards. This leaves the majority of stains trapped in the backing of the carpet.
As your carpet starts to dry, the stain can travel up the carpet fiber. This is called wicking, and is a big reason why the same carpet stains can return in the future.
Solution: Carpet cleaners that use less water pose less of a risk for carpet wicking. Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction technology is an excellent alternative to ineffective—and even damaging—steam cleaners.
Carpet Odors That Keep Coming Back
The main culprit of pesky carpet odors are—you guessed it—our precious fur babies.
Pet’s typically urinate in the same spot over and over again on carpet. As they do this, moisture soaks deep into carpet—reaching the carpet backing and padding below. When the moisture dries, the odors don’t go away. In fact, potent odor crystals are left behind and continue releasing nasty smells long after carpets have been professionally cleaned.
Professional carpet cleaning can remove stains, but a special pet urine treatment will need to be applied in order to eliminate these odor-causing crystals.
Solution: Chem-Dry offers a revolutionary Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.) that effectively breaks down these odor crystals while simultaneously removing 99.9% of odors and 99.2% bacteria from carpets.
Get Rid Of Carpet Stains And Odors
Using the right carpet cleaning method is essential for a healthy home. Steam cleaning can leave you with reappearing stains—so try a better way. Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction method and Pet Urine Removal Treatment will get rid of stains at the source—leaving you with a cleaner, drier, healthier home.
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