Cleaning up spills is part of having carpet. There are accidents that happen regularly, especially when you have pets or small children, and it is important that you clean them up as soon as possible to avoid damage to your carpet. If you don’t, you could end up with staining that is there long after the mess has been cleaned up. When it comes to spots and stains, most homeowners don’t realize they aren’t the same thing. Carpet Care 2000 is here to talk about the difference between a spot and a stain as well as how to clean them up.
Carpet Spots & Stains are Two Different Things
It may sound like the same thing when you use the term “spot” or “stain,” however, the two are different things when referring to your carpet. A spot is when there is texture or substance added to the carpet because an accident happens. Maybe it’s a spill or someone forgot to clean off the dog’s paws, leaving muddy footprints throughout the room. Whatever it may be, if there is a texture change because a substance has been added to the carpet, you are dealing with a spot. However, if there is color or discoloration that happens to carpet without texture, this is known as a stain.
Stains are Harder to Treat than Spots (Except Bleach Spots)
Spots are usually the result of a spill right after it occurs. Spots are also much easier to clean up than a stain is (with the exception of bleach spots). This is why it is so important that you work quickly to clean up any spills or accidents that may happen. If they are allowed to sit on the carpet fibers for long, the spot can quickly turn into a stain if it isn’t cleaned up right away. Experts will say that it takes about 24 hours for a spot to turn into a stain. Bleach spills strip the color from carpet and need to be dyed by a professional such as Carpet Care 2000.
How Do You Get Spots & Stains Out of Carpet?
Because a spot can turn into a stain rather quickly, it is important to get to work quickly to remove them. Removing a spot should be done by gently blotting it away with a towel or rag. You should never overwork thee carpet fibers by scrubbing them, but gently applying pressure to the area with the appropriate cleaner to remove the spot. If the spot has turned to a stain, you can use a few different methods to remove it. Removing a stain successfully depends on the type of stain you are dealing with. Some stains can be removed with a simply carpet cleaner, while others, require the help of professionals to remove it.
Carpet Cleaning, Stain Removal & More in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
If you have staining that is proving difficult to remove from your carpet, you can call on the pros at Carpet Care 2000 to help you remove it once and for all. There is no stain too difficult for our team of trained professionals. We have the experience needed to remove even the toughest stains from your carpet. Call us today!