Pet stains have an annoying habit of reappearing days or even weeks after you clean them. Unfortunately, this is completely normal. However, once you understand why it happens, then you can change your cleaning habits to avoid the problem. You can also turn to professional cleaners to remove the stains completely and ensure that they never return again.
The Magic of Wicking Liquids travel the path of least resistance, and that sometimes includes going up. When urine soaks deep into the carpet, it soaks the fibers. As you dry the top layer of the carpet, the urine that’s down in the lower layers will start wicking towards the surface. It can take weeks to become visible at the surface, and that is why stains magically reappear.
When you clean the carpet, use a steam cleaner with a powerful extraction feature to completely remove the urine from the area. If you don’t have a steam cleaner, then set a clean towel over the stain with a brick or stack of heavy books on top to ensure that you get all of the liquid out. The professionals at High Quality Carpet have machines with superior extraction ability, so you can trust that wicking will not occur and the stain will never return.
Bonding with Dirt When you clean the carpet, you have to make sure the soaps you use are rinsed away completely. Otherwise, the soap can leave a residue in the carpet that actually attracts dirt.
When cleaning pet stains, it’s important to have an effective method for rinsing the carpeting. You can use a rag or sponge to clean the area and gently rinse it, but a steam cleaner is more effective.
Professionals have cleaners that can put down the right amount of water to rinse cleaning agents away. The same machines then remove the water to leave your carpet as dry as possible.
Proteins Animal urine has proteins that bond to the carpet fibers and make it nearly impossible to remove. However, there are cleaning agents that are formulated specifically to break these compounds down so the urine will release. At home, you can use a little white vinegar to accomplish this. Professionals have special compounds that are engineered specifically for animal urine and are guaranteed to break down the proteins so urine can be lifted out of the carpet. Once the proteins lose their hold, the urine can be flushed out with cleaning solution and rinsed away. Pulled to the surface and extracted with powerful machines, the stain will not reappear because it will truly be gone.
It is infuriating to clean a pet stain and watch the outline gradually reappear. People wonder how this happens and spend hours or even days scrubbing at a stain that is silently mocking them. Even if you have been struggling with a stain for weeks or months, there is still a good chance that we can remove it for you. Trust High Quality Carpet to clean your carpets and eliminate pet stains so you carpet will look and smell incredible.