It may be shocking to think that water could actually leave a stain on your carpet. Water is a necessity for life and not only do all living things need it but generally most people use it to clean and cook on a daily basis! The fact that water is used so often in cleaning but can also leave a stain can be confusing. Water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen and when combined you get water. More that 70% of the earth is made of water but only a small portion of that is water that can be used for consumption. The rest of the water is salt water and cannot be separated to a level that is acceptable to drink. The problem with water is that it is never just the two elements combined. The water travels through the earth and that means that it picks up minerals and sediment along the way. The water goes through rocks, sand and earth and that is how these minerals and sediment end up in the water that you eventually will use to drink and clean with. The water is treated before it gets to your kitchen sink but there are still acceptable amounts of additives and sediment in the water; and these can stain your carpet.
How Does Water Cause a Stain of Mark on Carpet: As mentioned above, water is not just composed of the elements hydrogen and oxygen. If it were you would never have a stain from spilled water! You should view water just like any other spill that may occur on the carpet. Meaning you need to get it taken care of as soon as possible. When water is spilled, the moisture from the water will eventually evaporate and dry, but the rest of the sediment will stay. This is what leaves a brown spot on the carpet. The carpet will have streaks of white and that is what the stain will be. It is usually the form of the spill and most of the time around the edges. The stain needs to be treated as soon as possible to better your chances of removing it right away.
Best Cleaning Solution to Remove Water Stains on Carpet: The leftover sediment and minerals left on your carpet after the water has dried are best treated with acid. The most common acid that is used when cleaning in a home or office is vinegar. The vinegar is used in cleaning bathrooms, kitchens and much more. But the one area that vinegar can be damaging is on the carpets so it is best to use a milder cleaning solution. You can use a spray bottle to mix warm water with about a tablespoon of dish soap. The area you need to treat should be spritzed and allowed to sit for about ten minutes. Take the tips of your fingers to move the sediment around so that you can remove it. Then use a wet/dry vac and remove the excess water and sediment.
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