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Do you Think Your Carpet Stains are Permanent?

Stains on the CarpetCarpets come in all colors with light colored carpets showing more stains than a darker colored carpet. But any carpets, light or dark, that are protected with factory applied protection have a really good chance with stain removal. However, protectants are not bullet proof and some stains can be permanent. It is important to know the difference between permanent carpet stains and stains that have just adhered to the carpet fibers but can be removed.

An example of a permanent stain would come from bleach, or a product that has bleach in it like a household cleaner.  Bleach will remove the dye color from the carpet. An area discolored by bleach needs to have color added back into the carpet or it will be a permanent stain. Your best bet in a bleach stain is to call a professional to discuss your options of spot dying or a carpet repair.

Stains consisting of dyes, such as nail polish, juice, food, drink spills or fruit punch, are in many cases removable by a Chem-Dry technician. Your best bet when a stain appears from a dye product is to blot it with a white towel to remove as much moisture as you can and then call us. We can guide you as to the best procedure for your stain. Many times a dye stain can become a permanent stain just from the product you put on it to try and remove it!

Easy Ways to Care for Your Carpet

4 Ways to Take Care of your Carpet

  • Vacuum to keep it clean: By vacuuming on a regular basis you keep dirt and dust out of the carpet. If dirt and dust is left in the carpet, foot traffic can cause these particles to act like sandpaper rubbing against the carpet fibers. This will decrease the life of your carpet. When you vacuum regularly then it’s only necessary to hire a professional every 12-18 months for the deep cleaning. When you hire a professional you will not run the risk of ruining the color of the carpet or the carpet fibers.
  • Keep the carpet dry:  Not only do you want your carpets to dry quickly when you have them professionally cleaned, but anytime there is moisture on the carpet it needs to be dried quickly. For all spills, dry them quickly with a towel and even put air flow on them to quicken dry times. Prolonged moisture on the carpets can make colors run, mold to grow, and weaken carpet fibers.
  • Keep carpet out of direct sunlight: Just like anything left in the sun, damage can occur. Ultraviolet light will fade your carpet (and upholstery) over prolonged periods of time.
  • Spills on the rug need quick attention: Whenever something is spilled on your rug, take quick action to clean up the area. Use a towel to blot up the spill and use just plain water to get out the excess if you don’t have a Chem-Dry Spot Remover on hand. By using various “over-the-counter” products for spills, you run the risk of doing further damage to your carpet. The Spot Remover works fabulously and will not “set” a stain. This makes it possible for Chem-Dry to do specialty spot removing with great success.

By taking these 4 easy steps for care of your carpets, your investment will last a much longer time.  When you need a question answered about difficult spills for your South Bend or Elkhart, IN home or business, call Chem-Dry of Michiana anytime.