degradation of a carpet, and it’s only when something significant happens that our attention is drawn to it. It is often the spot or stain on the carpet leads to a call to us. We don’t notice the slight increase in soiling day-to-day.
You may have noticed yourself, when tackling a spot or stain on the carpet. That even if the stain itself will not remove, you may managed to lift some soiling around the area. leaving a cleaner patch around the stain. There are two main reasons for this;
1. Have managed to lift dirt from the carpet but not the specific stain.
2. The cleaning solution may have masked the soiling with the solution residue. Or in the worst case, bleached the carpet fibres with an overly aggressive chemical process.
The photograph shows a silk wool rug in Quenington near Cirencester, after we have worked to remove dog urine stains. Silk is complex material to work with, and urine can be very persistent.
In the foreground you can see two areas where the lustre of the rug is slightly different from the rest. This may be because the rug is still damp after working and well may settle.
However unfortunately when the owner discovered the stains she immediately reacted with a generic carpet cleaning solution, and possibly too much vigour!
It may sound pedantic, but it is always worth testing the solution prior to use on the affected area. Always read the label. As this may prevent you from making the situation worse.
If we can be any help with specific stains, please call Cotswold Carpet Cleaners on 077775944596