Carpet stains are bound to happen and when they do it is best to clean them up as soon as possible. The best way to ensure stain removal success in your carpets is to know what was spilled, what type of stain it is, and how it will affect your carpet. This will help you find the right cleaner for the type of stain and get it clean.
We have provided our helpful consumer guide to give you more information.
*Freeze and remove solid materials before using cleaning fluid.
It is not unusual for stains to sometimes reappear after spot cleaning. Wicking occurs when a liquid has been spilled on the carpet (usually a large quantity) and cleaning attempts remove only the stain and liquid from the carpet fibers. Liquid still remains in the carpet backing or padding. Through capillary action, the stain can "wick" back up into the carpet fibers. Residual resoling occurs if staining substances or cleaning products are left in the carpet and attract soil.
These stains are not permanent and typically can be removed by simply repeating these appropriate step-by-step directions listed on the above chart. Here are some additional suggestions: