Why Do Spots Keep Coming Back In My Carpeting?

Do you have one of those spots on your carpet that just won’t go away? You clean it again and again and in a day or two, it just comes right back. Would you like to know what is causing it and how to treat it? I’m sure you would so read on and find out what is behind that mystery spot.

The reason a spot comes back is because of residue. Some kind of residue is on your carpet or in your padding causing a condition known as “wicking”.

Imagine that you spilled a cup of coffee with sugar and creme on your carpeting.  This moisture soaks through the face of the carpeting and into the padding where it dries.  You try to get the spot out of the carpeting, and you’re successful.  Two or three days later the stain returns.  The reason for this is even though you were able to treat the surface of the carpeting, you were not able to reach the moisture and staining in the carpet padding.  Over time, the stain, through evaporation, will come through the carpeting and reappear.  Until you deal with the underlying problem, the stain will return.

So how do you get rid of it?

A home remedy is to clean the spot thoroughly with a good carpet spotter. Make sure you use a spotter that is safe for stain-resistant carpeting. After you clean the spot rinse it out with plain water. If you have a home carpet cleaner use it to flush out as much of the cleaner as possible with plain water. If you do not have a carpet cleaner use a sponge soaked in plain water to try to rinse out the spot. You must apply sufficient spotter and rinse to thoroughly penetrate the carpeting and go where the liquid spill resides in the padding. Try to extract as much water as possible with a dry towel or Shop-Vac. Now place a fan on the carpet to try to get it dry as soon as possible.

If this fails to do the trick you should call Tru Clean Surface Care. Tru Clean’s technicians are certified by the world’s most prestigious certification body for textile professionals, the IICRC, and we’re experts in stain removal. As matters of fact, many of our competitors recommend our services when they’ve done all they can to remove a stain and it just keeps returning.  We have powerful truck-mounted and portable equipment designed to remove spots and contaminates that reside deep in carpeting and padding.

Tru Clean Surface Care is a family-owned environmentally responsible carpet, tile and upholstery cleaning company serving all of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lee, Charlotte and Collier County and. We offer convenient evening and weekend appointments and all major credit cards are accepted.

For more information on our company and the services we offer, please visit us online at https://www.trucleansurfacecare.com/ or “call us on the carpet” anytime at 239-541-4888.

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