When it comes to the care and maintenance of your carpet, it can be tempting to save a few bucks and handle the carpet stain removal on your own. However, if you are not using the right equipment or the right cleaning solutions, it can prove to be far more hazardous to your carpet than beneficial. Dye Pro Carpet Dyeing & Restoration is here to talk about some of the dangers that come with DIY carpet stain removal.
What Causes Carpet Color to Fade? Harsh Chemicals!
Many of the carpet stain removal cleaners are made up of such harsh ingredients that can cause more harm than good. In fact, some of them are so powerful that you can see the color of the carpet changing right before your eyes as you work to remove stains. While your eyes may play tricks on you and you feel like you have really gotten the carpet clean in that area, you have more than likely stripped the carpet of its color rather than any dirt or buildup found on the fibers.
Dirt Attracting Cleaning Residues Left Behind
Several of the cleaning agents that people recommend to remove carpet staining will actually leave a nasty residue on your carpet fibers that can cause all sorts of problems. Whenever you use cleaning solutions that contain laundry detergent or dish detergent, you are going to regret it. These cleaners leave a residue on your carpet that will actually attract the dirt much faster than ever before. It essentially creates a “dirt magnet” on your carpet. Professionals use carpet cleaning solutions that will actually repel dirt and protect your carpet after the cleaning process is complete.
Steer Clear of Powdered Carpet Deodorizers
It sounds nice to have your carpet smell like a tropical paradise, but in reality when you use powdered deodorizers, the powder will settle into the bottom of the carpet. If it settles into the carpet backing, which it most likely will, this will cause the carpet fibers to lay down flat. Imagine not washing your hair for an extended period of time. When you do this, it eventually starts to be matted and lose its luster. The same goes for carpet fibers. They will lay down and the carpet will never look the same.
Can Professional Carpet Cleaners Fix DIY Carpet Cleaning Mistakes?
In a perfect world, yes a professional carpet cleaning company would be able to come in and completely remove any damage done by DIY carpet cleaners. However, when you don’t use the right cleaning agent, it can chemically change the stain on your carpet. If this happens, the chances of complete stain removal are very slim. Professionals call this process “locking in” stains which can be very difficult to remove.
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Before you tackle the stains on your carpet, consider calling the professionals at Dye Pro Carpet Dyeing & Restoration instead. We will ensure the stains are removed with our color revival carpet cleaning. If you have stripped the color from your carpet, we can restore it with our expert carpet dyeing and color restoration techniques. Call us today!