The Difference between a Spot and a Stain.
In determining if your residential carpeting can be cleaned with traditional Steam Cleaning or may need a more defined effort, to remove problem soiled areas, a few key factors should be identified. If your carpet cleaner is an IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification) Certified Carpet Cleaner then these determinations should be easily made and be readily explained to you.
The first of these should be the type of spill that occurred to cause the soiled or stained carpeting in the first place. If the area in question was the result of a spill of ink, nail polish or grease, then one would have to take additional measures to treat those stains with a solvent based cleaner that would strip the colorant or grease away from the fiber.
If the spill were a protein based spill this could easily be removed through traditional Steam Cleaning. Heavy soiling can also alter the appearance of the carpeting to the point where it may look like irreversible damage. In some cases this can merely be removed by pre-spotting the area. Pre-spotting merely means applying additional cleaning solution to that one particular area and allowing it to soak or dwell at the site.
The other determining factor in removing soils and stains from carpeting would be the actual type of carpeting itself. Natural fibers such as Wool, Cotton, and Jute have a much more absorbent nature than that of synthetic carpeting and require much more detail and care than removing similar soiling from a synthetic fiber.
Enviro-Green Carpet Cleaning is an IICRC Certified Firm, and I, Chris Wharry, am IICRC Certified in Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning and Odor Remediation.
We are also a Preferred Service Provider with The Carpet and Rug Institute. We are a family owned and operated business and our goal is to give you the best carpet cleaning experience that you have ever had.