Substances make contact with our carpets all the time. There is little you can do to avoid the spots that might occur. From spilling juice or coffee, to tracking in mud and grass stains, or even treating a pet accident, using a carpet spotter to clean the mess actually should be avoided. Taking a different approach to treat these spills is better for your carpets than using the so called carpet spotters. Today, we at Ameri-Best Carpet Cleaning would like to expound as to why you should avoid these products to tend to the spots that might develop on your carpets.
The biggest dilemma using carpet spotters is that people do not use enough extraction to make them effective. These spotters are generally formulated to assist in removing the rooted soil that accumulates deep in the carpets, which the primary ingredient is soap. Yes, these products may help remove some spots and soil, but they will leave behind a soap residue if not efficiently extracted. Soap naturally attracts dirt and dust, which adheres to the carpet; leaving behind a brown spot on your carpet. Generally, people treat stains by spraying a solution onto the spot and then they will use a cloth to scrub it out until they see the improvement. Most stains can be effectively removed; however, the carpet spotter is never completely removed from the surface. Eventually, a brown spot develops on the area that was spot cleaned. Dirt and dust adheres to the soap scum left behind from the carpet spotter.
Before purchasing a carpet spotter, look closely at the label. More often than not, the directions include something like, “apply to spot before extraction cleaning”. The term extraction cleaning implies that the method includes using a steam machine or high-powered equipment to remove the soil and stain. A standard vacuum is not designed to treat these types of extractions clean either. Generally, a steam machine removes the soil, stain, and the carpet spotter during the extraction cleaning process. Unless you have the experience with this equipment and intend to use them with the carpet spotter, it is in your better interest to avoid them for overall care of your carpets.
For a go to cleaning solution that can treat most spots safely on your carpets, use equal parts white vinegar and water. The vinegar is natural, non-toxic, and not soap that leaves behind a residue. Spray this solution onto the offending blemish, but do not over saturate. Use a clean damp cloth to blot the stain and immediately follow up with a dry towel to absorb as much moisture as possible. This mixture can be stored with your cleaning supplies and can be readily available to treat any accidents that falls on your carpets.
Should you come against a tough stain that resists the vinegar mixture, call Ameri-Best Carpet Cleaning today. Our professionals can utilize our quality products and high-powered extraction equipment to effectively remove the stubborn stains from your carpets! Contact us today!