Perfect for any living space are high-quality carpets. You want them to last when you invest in good carpets, as they provide comfort, beauty, color, and texture. Treating accidental spills that make contact with your beloved carpets is important, along with vacuuming them well and frequently is recommended. They will often see warnings or what not to do while getting the spot cleaned up when people tackle the carpets after conferring with online guidelines, however. When it comes to cleaning carpet, what not to do and why is something we at Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning would like to share today.
You Should Not Scrub or Rub a Carpet Stain
Scrubbing or rubbing techniques should never be used. Throughout the whole process, you are instructed to never scrub or rub the spill, but blot only. People often approach the carpets in the same manner as it is natural for people to want to attack the offending substance on the carpets surface, and where most other surfaces are cleaned by scrubbing and rubbing. It only pushes the substances out further and deeper into the carpet and does nothing to remove it; leaving you with a potentially bigger spot or stain is the biggest issues with scrubbing and rubbing techniques. For more control and containment, be sure to start on the outer edges and work towards the center.
Hot Water Makes Stains Work
Stick with cool water straight from the faucet unless the instructions explicitly recommend water temperature, though there are very few exceptions where hot water may be called for. Hot water can permanently set in stains, similarly to hot water’s affect on the dryer has on your clothes. Resulting in an impenetrable stain that even most professionals won’t be able to get out, using hot water on the carpets while treating spills can and will likely cause whatever substance you are treating to set in.
Avoid Dyed & Printed Cleaning Cloths
While treating the carpets, it is often suggested to never used dye or printed paper towels, rags, cloths, or towels and to only use white. This is important as well. If the implement being used bears prints or dyes, it can easily be transferred to your carpet. You will also now have to get the transferred dye or print out of the carpet along with the originally spill. To avoid problems, stick with using white.
Do Not Oversaturate Carpet
It is why most steps include blotting the excess moisture before dealing with the spot or stain since there is moisture content already likely in the initial spill. It is problematic where people may think more cleaning solution is better and not worry about oversaturation. Carpet padding, and subfloor cannot properly ventilate beneath the carpets. You risk water damage to these elements as well as increasing the risk of mold and mildew growth if you do not extract as much moisture as possible during and after the process. Making the environment unhealthy, the mold and mildew growth also cause damage, but will also contaminate the air you breathe. Once you removed the spot, always blot in between applications and ensure you dry the area as best you can.
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Trust that there is a reason for it and stick to the steps. There are many more recommendations you need to avoid as work through removing various spots and stains on carpets with our deep cleaning services. Call in the experts of Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning and let our specialists take care of it if the spots and stains require more power.