Why do spots sometimes return after my carpet has been cleaned?

Posted on October 17, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Question:  Why do spots/stains sometimes return after my carpets have been cleaned?

Answer:   Not to worry,  this is sometimes expected.  It is because of something known as “wicking” – whevever something is spilled on carpet, it ends up in the backing,  So the spot that you see that is the size of a baseball is in actuality the size of a dinner plate on the underside.

If the backing (where the stain really is) gets wet while cleaning it will cause the coffee, juice, etc to wick back up thru the carpet fibers and become visible again as it dries.   Some carpet such as Berber, is more susceptible to this happening than others.  Thesse carpet fibers hold a lot less moisture and most of it goes into the backing.  That is not necessarily a bad thing – it is just easier to reactivate the spot.  This is also why Berber takes longer to dry after a deep cleaning.

If a spot returns after Sparkle Carpet and Upholstery Care cleans your carpet,
they will be right back out to take it out!

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