When carpets get wet, spots can happen. Water is a natural solvent. It causes soil in carpets and other deep-set materials to dissolve, “wick up,” and dry on the tips of fibers. The brown discoloration which forms is referred to as a water stain. When neglected, water stains can be tough to remove; sometimes, even professionals can’t remove them.
Overflows, spills, melted snow, tracked-in water, rain through an open window, bursting pipes, leaky radiators, floods, and even over wetting by do-it-yourself shampooers and rental cleaners can cause water stains. You may not even know they’re there.
Gradual or uniform soiling on the face yarns may cause the stain to go unnoticed until it’s professionally cleaned. Once the dirt is removed, the dye-like water stain becomes noticeable. Water is essential to professional carpet cleaning, but proper training, equipment, and cleaning solutions are required to safely clean carpets — to avoid over wetting and “residual soiling.” Wet spots don’t always result in water stains, but if you have concerns, give us a call. Prompt action prevents stains.
We can help you to determine the scope of your problem and offer suggestions.