Why Do Carpet Stains & Odors Reappear?

Jan 24, 2020 | Carpet Cleaning

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Why do carpet stains and odors reappear?If you’ve used a store-bought or DIY carpet stain remover, you have probably experienced the joy of the stain being gone for a week and then the disappointment of it gradually resurfacing. We know it can be extremely frustrating to spend money, time, and effort trying to eliminate stubborn carpet stains or odors when they just reappear in the future!

Thankfully, Southside Chem-Dry knows what’s causing this problem and what to do about it!

What Causes Stains and Odors to Resurface?

1. Leftover Sticky and Soapy Residue

Sometimes when a stain resurfaces, it’s not an old stain coming back. Instead, it’s a new stain embedded in leftover cleaning residue in your carpet.

Storebought stain removers and steam cleaners rely on soapy, chemical solutions to clean your carpets. When these solutions are poured onto your carpets too heavily or if they aren’t rinsed off well-enough with water, they leave behind a sticky residue that attracts dirt and stains.

How to get rid of it: 

Call an eco-friendly carpet cleaner that uses fewer harsh chemicals and safer cleaning solutions! At Southside Chem-Dry, we use a green-certified, safe, and non-toxic cleaner that doesn’t leave behind any leftover residue on your carpet. When you choose us as your carpet cleaner in Virginia Beach, you don’t have to worry about harsh chemicals entering your home and you don’t have to deal with stains resurfacing.

2. Too Much Moisture

Perhaps you noticed a carpet stain and called up your local steam cleaner to take care of it. Unfortunately, they may have made the problem worse! Steam cleaners use a lot of water to clean and their equipment pushes stains deep into your carpet so they disappear from the surface. Then, their equipment removes the remaining moisture from the carpet, but their machinery isn’t powerful enough to remove all of the excess moisture.

Because of this, the original stain and leftover moisture stay trapped in your carpet. Then, when your carpet is drying and trying to absorb the stain and water, the stain slowly moves up the fibers and appears on the surface of the carpet once again.  

How to get rid of it: 

Don’t use a carpet cleaning solution that relies on excessive water usage! Instead, try a cleaner that uses less water to reduce moisture beneath your carpet. At Southside Chem-Dry, we use our innovative Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) cleaning method for upholstery and carpet cleaning in Virginia Beach, VA. Our unique method uses carbonation to clean, enabling us to use 80% less water than steam cleaners in Virginia Beach.

3. Pet Urine Accidents

We love our pets but not their accidents! Pets often urinate in the same spot in your home even if their previous accident has been cleaned up. If you’re lucky, you know where these hot spots are and can immediately recognize accidents. But, sometimes it may take you a few days to notice pet urine stains and odors, especially if your pet had an accident in an inconspicuous location. As soon as your pet urinates on the carpet, the moisture soaks into the carpet fibers, padding, and even the backing below. As the moisture evaporates, odor-filled urine crystals are left behind leaving a foul urine smell. 

While DIY or storebought carpet cleaners may appear to remove urine stains, they don’t eliminate the odor crystals that are trapped below your carpet. 

How to get rid of it: 

Our Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T) at Southside Chem-Dry was actually created with a special solution that breaks down urine crystals and removes pet urine odors and stains straight from the source. 

Get Rid of Reappearing Stains and Odors for Good!

If you’re tired of seeing stains resurface, contact Southside Chem-Dry! Our carpet cleaning in Virginia Beach removes stubborn odors and stains correctly right from the start, so you don’t have to deal with the annoying process of removing stains and odors the second time. 

Ready to get rid of stains and odors from your home in Virginia Beach, VA and the surrounding area? Contact us today and get a free price estimate from Southside Chem-Dry!

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