Why Do Carpet Stains And Odors Reappear?

Apr 7, 2022 | Carpet Cleaning, Healthy Home

Chem-Dry Rochester Finger Lakes Carpet Stain Removal

You just bought supplies, rented equipment, and spent hours cleaning your carpets yourself. Or maybe you spent some extra bucks and hired a professional to clean your carpets for you. It’s only been a few weeks, and you have already noticed reappearing stains and familiar odors on your carpet.

For homeowners, this can be extremely frustrating. But the good news is, there are 3 basic reasons why carpet stains and odors can return and proven solutions to help make sure this problem doesn’t happen again.  

Carpet Resoiling From Leftover Residue

If a stain comes back, chances are it’s actually not an old one reappearing, but a new stain that’s collected on residue left behind.

At-home carpet cleaning machines and professional steam cleaners use soapy detergents to treat stains. If too much soap is used or if it isn’t rinsed properly or completely, it leaves behind an oily, sticky residue that attracts dirt.

Basically, you’re left with a carpet that is more susceptible to stains than before and actually attracts more stains.

Solution: Thanks to advances in technology, there are smarter ways to clean your carpet. Chem-Dry has perfected a unique Hot Carbonating Extraction method that uses the power of carbonation to lift stains to the surface with 80% less water than traditional steam cleaners. We’ve also developed a natural, green-certified, non-toxic cleaning solution that won’t leave a sticky residue on your carpet fibers.

Carpet Wicking From Excess Moisture

Stains can penetrate beneath the surface of the carpet to the carpet backing underneath, and sometimes even the carpet pad. Steam cleaners often use too much moisture and aren’t powerful enough to extract all the water after cleaning. This leaves your carpets soaking wet and much of the stain remains trapped in the carpet backing.

As the carpet continues to absorb the stain and begins to dry, the stain wicks or travels up the carpet fiber. This is why the same stains can reappear as time goes by.

Solution: Try a carpet cleaning method that uses less water, like Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction technology. Less water is needed with this method because millions of carbonating bubbles do the work to lift stains to the surface—much like club soda works on stains. Chem-Dry uses 80% less water than traditional steam cleaning methods and is safe for your family and pets.

What Causes Recurring Carpet Odors

Most recurring carpet odors come from pets.

As pets urinate on the carpet—typically in the same spot over and over—moisture penetrates through the fibers to the carpet backing and pad underneath. When the moisture dries, potent, odor-filled crystals are left behind.

Carpet cleaning can remove stains, but odor crystals remain trapped beneath the carpet. These smelly crystals continue releasing odor into your home, even when your carpets appear to be clean.

Solution: Chem-Dry’s revolutionary P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment) breaks down odor-causing urine crystals. Our process has been proven to remove an average of 99.9% of pet urine odors from carpets.

Remove Carpet Stains And Odors For Good

If your goal is a cleaner, healthier home, using the right methods for carpet cleaning is crucial. Ditch traditional steam cleaning and take advantage of revolutionary carpet cleaning technology—like Hot Carbonating Extraction and Pet Urine Removal Treatment. Call Chem-Dry of Rochester and The Finger Lakes for a better carpet cleaning.