When accidents happen on your carpet, there is more going on than what you visually see. Whatever has spilled, the substance most likely has soaked down into the backing of the carpet. When you initially cleaned the stain, you may have removed the stain on the surface of the carpet, but it was unlikely that you were able to get the stain out of the under-pad of the carpet. Over time, the carpet has re-absorbed the spill and it has worked its way back up the carpet fibers and to the surface of the carpet where it is visible.
Some stains that occur may require extra help and attention. The first thing you should do is to take a clean towel and place it over the stain. Apply pressure on the area to try and blot it out and absorb it into the towel. You can even add more pressure by adding something heavy on the spot and leaving it for a few hours. This will help soak up as much of the stain as possible. Then, you can clean the area like you normally would.
If you try this and you are unsuccessful with getting rid of the stain for good, you may need to address a larger issue. You will need to remove the stain from the under-pad and backing. If this happens to be the case, it would be best to consult a carpet cleaning professional, like the experienced team at Complete Chem-Dry of Lake Orion. We have trained all of our technicians on how to effectively solve these types of problems. Our innovative equipment and proper cleaning solvents work well to remove the stain. If worse comes to worse and we are unable to get your carpet looking like you’d hope, you might be forced to cut out that portion of carpet and replacing it altogether.
In most circumstances, it would be wise to work with professionals you can trust and can help guide you on the proper care of your carpet. Avoid making the damage worse by just trying to do it all yourself, and contact Complete Chem-Dry of Lake Orion for all your toughest stains. “If we can’t get it out, no one can”