Most of us look at our carpets and wonder, is it a stain or is it a spot? Do you be familiar with the disparity between a spot and a stain? But one would found out that there is a slew of other questions to that as well. But the most important question is, do we clean it ourselves or should I pick up the phone and call the experts to do it?

Carpets are not much different from your upholstery and it needs maintenance to stay fresh. It is highly recommended that you apply a protector right immediately after purchasing it. On the occasion of an accident, the carpet protector can create a type of barrier that will allow you to clean your carpet and totally remove the things that had been poured to the carpet. However, you only have a limited amount of time before you can eliminate the spilled items. Bear in mind, that carpet protector does not provide you with an armor of protection.

To answer the initial question, a spot is something flakier as if some layer of coating is added to the surface. If you look into a magnifying glass, you'll find flakes or coats of a foreign substance on the top of the carpet fibers. They can easily be removed with spot cleaning chemical substances or certain spot cleaning methods. A stain is something somewhat different and can require some professional-grade chemical substances and techniques. Stain, on the other hand, will add another color to the carpet surface. Some of these stains are rather challenging for even a professional carpet cleaning service to remove because stains can set in.

Most typical stains are from red wine, ink, coffee, oils, dyes, and a host of other things. Take into account that using detergent-based products can actually generate new stains and cause the existing ones to enter deeper into the carpet. Consider animal urine - that saturates all the way down to the carpet mat. Water can cause more harm than good so better watch out. Completely saturating the carpet can drive the dirt deeper into the carpet rather than eradicating it all. We help customers in removing mold and mildew stains from carpet. If you think the stain is gone, it's actually under the surface and will at some point rise back up.

If you see a spill, you should quickly soak up it with a towel to get rid of as much of the liquid. If you do not get these spills instantly they could soak all the way to the bottom part of the carpet. It is quite important that you do not scrub your carpet. If you rub the stains will be much more difficult to eliminate them. This is because scrubbing causes them to go deeper into the carpet instead of lifting. Ensure you are using a clean towel that has not stains on itself.

If you are still in doubt then a professional Carpet Cleaning Clyde service near you will be able to assist you. Most carpet cleaners are skeptical about stain and spot carpet cleaning. Most of them have encountered limited success in eliminating them from the carpet. So be sure to do research about the company and its capabilities.

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