It has happened to all of us at one time or another. Watching, seemingly, in slow motion as some unsavory food, liquid, or other item is dropped or spilled onto your carpet. The big offenders: wine, coffee, fruit punch, pizza, chocolate, grape juice, mud, ketchup and other condiments can leave us in a panic. We will race around trying desperately to clean the offending disaster as quickly as possible because we know these will stain our precious carpeting and upholstery. No matter how quickly you act, you are likely going to be left with a permanent reminder of the incident. Sure, you could just move the coffee table, add a new throw pillow, or rearrange other furniture or throw rugs to hide the unsightly evidence...known as the stain. But you will always know that it is still there, mocking you.
Even more concerning than what you can see, is what you can smell. That's right. The stain you tried in vain to clean up now has odors attached to it. Yes, some of these odors are from the original offending items (like the coffee you spilled). However, stains attract other dirt, bacteria, viruses, and etc to the area causing additional odors. Also, if not cleaned and allowed to properly dry; these stains can cause mildew and even mold growth. All of which can lead to a potentially unhealthy environment for you. All of this is true even if you do manage to get to the spill or mess quick enough to get rid of the visible evidence.
The carpet padding is an entire new area of concern. It does not matter how quickly you react and get to a spill, you will not be able to get the offending material out of your carpet padding. This intensifies the odor issues. Also, normal carpet cleaning options like vacuuming can actually just push more dirt and debris further into the padding. Home steaming options rarely get this debris, but do turn it into a muddy slop to further trap bacteria and other unsavory microbes in the deep layers of the carpet and padding. To ensure that your carpet and upholstery are truly stain and odor free, contact the Carpet Doctors at 614-923-8757 (or push to call or fill out contact form) today to have our experienced carpet professionals take care of your needs and leave your home in a healthier state.