There are spots, and then there are annoying spots that magically reappear even after you clean them. Theses bad boys can be a pain in the behind, but if you know how to clean them properly, you can stop their reappearing act.
One of the major causes of this problem is called “wicking.” Wicking happens when there’s a large amount of liquid that causes the spot. This could happen with urine, soda spills or any other spill with a large volume of liquid where the liquid saturates the carpet and gets to the backing of the carpet or through to the pad. Over time the liquid will make its way up to the top of the fibers, and voila, the stain reappears. If you have your carpets professionally cleaned, then this wicking problem is not very likely to happen.
Another major cause of reappearing spots is called residue spots. Residue spots are leftover residue that’s left from the spot itself or from the cleaning agent. This happens when oily residues occur, like with lotions, adhesive or from improper cleaning. It’s not quite visible on its own, but dirt and dust stick to the area, making it a visible spot that a vacuum can’t pick up. Use proper and aggressive spot cleaning techniques to get rid of residue spots.
Remember that most of these reappearing spots can be removed by professional carpet cleaners; however, if they are permanent, a legitimate carpet cleaning business will tell you up front that there’s a chance the spot will not be removed.
Vacuuming is good for your carpets, but vacuums, along with other preventative measures you take to keep your carpets looking good, is never enough. Deep extraction cleaning will take care of everything else that vacuuming and other do-it-yourself methods will miss. Additionally, renting a extraction machine isn’t going to cut it as well, since the extraction machines used by professional carpet cleaners are just that much better. Extraction machines that can be rented only do surface cleaning, and nothing more.
Extraction machines used by professional carpet cleaners are designed for deep stain removal, giving your carpets a longer life and keeping it looking new longer. These machines allow for a deep clean, using a specific cleaning solution, giving your carpets the best clean ever without damaging it.
A problem with using rented extraction machines is the possibility of using too much water. Using a lot of water may be very bad, as well as damaging, for your carpets. This will lead to the development of mold and mildew. A top-notch extraction machine will be able to remove a lot of the moisture and water from the carpets. The dirty water with all the contaminants will be removed from your carpet with ease, and the professional carpet cleaners will know just how to operate the extraction machine.
The extraction machine is extremely effective in lifting dirt and debris from the carpet, as well as the moisture, but it is also gentle enough to not damage the fibers of your carpet. Rented extraction machines are probably not checked as frequently, and so you may get a faulty extraction machine that may permanently damage your carpet. Professional carpet cleaners check their equipment frequently enough that they can make the right fixes to their extraction machine before it does any potential damage to their clients’ carpets.