Spots and stains on your carpet can be a frustrating and at times troublesome incident. It can leave your floors looking dirty and if not taken care of in time or in the proper manner; it can have long term effects on the condition of your carpet. The longer you let a stain sit on your carpet floor, the more likely it is to get embedded deeper into the fiber of your carpet, thus damaging your floor and causing you to not only have it treated for damage, but removed, repaired or even restored.
Spot and stain treatment should always be an urgent priority once the accident occurs. If it’s a severe stain such as red wine, juice, or coffee, we highly suggest you blot the spot with cold water and a towel, never rub, and call upon a professional carpet cleaner to take care of the rest. Use a white towel or plain white paper towels to blot, working from the outside edge of the stain toward the center. This method prevents stains from spreading. For solid spills, use a spoon or dull knife to remove any material that hasn't soaked into the carpet.
You have a higher chance of taking care of the problem immediately with a certified technician, then trying to take care of the job yourself. Many home-owners feel they can completely remove a stain using over the counter products. While this theory seems to hold great with water, it has the reverse effect on wine and other protein stains involving dye or food coloring. Attempting to remove these stains will essentially “set” the stain making it very difficult, if not impossible for even the most experienced carpet technician to remove. Without the proper care, preparation, chemicals, or equipment, you can end up damaging your carpet even more, causing it more harm than good.