What To Do When Carpet Stains And Odors Come Back

May 9, 2019 | Carpet Cleaning, Cleaning with Pets

stains removed by Chem-Dry in Greensboro from white carpet

stains removed by Chem-Dry in Greensboro from white carpet

If reappearing spots and unwanted odors are still threatening your carpet even after buying cleaning supplies, renting equipment or even spending some extra money to have a professional steam clean your carpet then you’ve got to continue reading.


For homeowners or renters alike, reappearing stains can be so frustrating. That’s why Chem-Dry of Greensboro has worked to get to the bottom of it by compiling these 3 basic reasons why carpet stains and odors can return and proven solutions to help make sure these problems don’t happen again.


Carpets Can Get Resoiled From Leftover Residue


If a stain comes back, chances are it’s actually not an old one reappearing, but a new stain thats been created from left-behind residues from your previous carpet cleaning. 


At-home carpet cleaning machines and professional steam cleaners use heavy, soapy detergents to treat stains. If too much soap is used or if it isn’t rinsed correctly, it leaves behind an oily, sticky stain that attracts dirt. So when you come walking through your home with shoes on, your carpet attracts the dirt from the bottom of your shoe like a magnet would. Because of this residue, your carpet is more susceptible to stains than before and can attract more dirt and grime. 


Recommended fix: Thanks to advances in technology, there are smarter ways to clean your carpet. Chem-Dry has perfected a unique Hot Carbonating Extraction method that uses the power of carbonation to lift stains to the surface. Our process uses a natural, green certified, non-toxic cleaning solution that won’t leave sticky residue on your carpet fibers.


Too Much Moisture Causes Carpet Wicking


Steam cleaners often use too much moisture and don’t have powerful enough equipment to extract all the water after cleaning. This causes stains to remain trapped deep down in your carpet.


The main reasons for this wicking effect is when too much moisture is used and the carpet is too wet after carpet cleaning. As mentioned before, traditional steam cleaners try to flush the dirt and grime from your carpet using lots of water and soapy suds. With so much moisture, the padding underneath your carpet and the carpet surface can remain damp for a good amount of time. If the extraction system is weak, meaning the moisture isn’t fully removes, this can cause a lot of problems. 


Recommended fix: Try a carpet cleaning method that uses less water, like Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction technology. Less water is needed with this method because millions of carbonating bubbles do the work to lift stains to the surface. Chem-Dry uses 80% less water than traditional steam cleaning methods, and is safe for your family and pets.


What Causes Recurring Smells In Your Carpet?


The majority of recurring smells come from pets in your home. As much as we love our furry friends, when pets urinate on carpet—typically in the same spot over and over—moisture penetrates through the fibers to the carpet backing and pad underneath. When the moisture dries, potent, odor-filled crystals are left behind. This can make it extremely hard to clean up.


Traditional carpet cleaning can remove stains, but odor crystals remain trapped beneath the carpet. These smelly crystals continue releasing odor into your home, even when your carpets appear to be clean.


Recommended fix: Chem-Dry’s revolutionary P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment) breaks down odor-causing urine crystals. 


Remove Carpet Stains And Odors For Good


If your goal is a cleaner, healthier home, using the right methods for carpet cleaning is crucial. Ditch traditional steam cleaning and take advantage of revolutionary carpet cleaning technology—like Hot Carbonating Extraction and Pet Urine Removal Treatment.


Are you looking to remove carpet stains and pet odors from your home in Greensboro, NC? Get a free price quote from Chem-Dry of Greensboro.

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