What is the Difference Between A Carpet Stain & Carpet Spot
You may not even realize it but you might be calling something a carpet stain when it is actually a carpet spot! The two terms are each individual and they have their own meaning. No matter what kind of problem you have whether it is a stain or a spot they are going to need to be treated and removed. The treatment does differ depending on the type of spill it is and how it adheres to the carpet fibers. The best way to treat the carpet troubles is to call a professional carpet cleaning company to come and look at the stain or spot and determine what treatment will work best. Sometimes several treatments will be necessary or multiple application of the same treatment. How do you know if you have a carpet stain or spot?
Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning outlines what a carpet stain is and how it differs from a carpet spot.
What is a Carpet Spot & What is the Treatment Needed: There are lots of items that eventually make it on the carpets and the spot or stain can cause the carpeting to look bad and feel bad too. The best way to treat any kind of spot or stain is to know what it is that you are dealing with. If you want to know what a spot is you can tell by feeling the area of concern. If it is a spot on the carpet you can feel it on the top of the carpet fibers. The spill will not chemically bond to the fibers. It usually means that the spill did not soak down into the carpet fibers and that makes them a bit easier to deal with. A spot can be gum or sticky candy on the carpet as well as nail polish, vomit and even feces. Even if you are dealing with a spot that is supposed to be easier to treat there are some that require a professional. One example is a spot from nail polish which can be extremely difficult to remove.
Treating Carpet Stains: A stain that is on the carpet in general has some kind of chemical compound that will change the makeup of the carpet or damage the fibers in some way. Although some stains can still be treated at home all stains need to be treated right away. The longer you allow a stain so sit on your carpets the more damage it will cause and the harder it will be to treat even by a professional. A stain can be from acidic drinks, coffee, urine and even bleach. All of these need to be blotted away as soon as possible to remove any excess from the carpet and then a professional treatment done as soon as possible.
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If you have spots or stains on your carpet you can call a professional carpet cleaning company like Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning. We can use our industrial cleaning supplies to treat and remove spots, stains and odors for you.