If there’s one thing a professional carpet cleaner knows for sure, it’s that stain removal takes a lot of work. Doing it yourself might require some crazy solutions, renting equipment, and lots of trial and error to get it out. The alternative is of course hiring a professional which to be completely transparent can cost quite a bit of money. Knowing all of that, it really stinks (literally and figuratively) when that pesky stain returns just a few weeks after it’s been “removed”. Believe us, it’s just as frustrating for you as it is for us. Fortunately, North American Chem-Dry has spent years finding solutions to make sure that stains and their su\bsequent odors don’t reappear. All of these solutions go back to three basic reasons why stains reappear in the first place.carpet stain removal Sonoma county, ca

Leftover Residue

This might sound a bit funny, but more than likely the old stain isn’t reappearing at all. Typically it will be a brand new stain caused by leftover soaps and residue. At-home carpet cleaning machines and professional steam cleaners commonly use soapy detergents for stain removal. There are a number of issues with these soaps, and it’s easy to make a mistake that will lead to new stains. A few common mistakes are using too much soap, not rinsing it completely or properly, and not checking what’s actually in the soap. All of these mistakes will leave you with a nasty dirt-attracting and oily residue that will leave your carpet more vulnerable to new stains.  

Solution: New advances in technology have given us a smarter way to remove stains and clean carpets. North American Chem-Dry has mastered one of the most advanced ways to clean called Hot Carbonated Extraction (HCE). It uses the power of millions of tiny effervescent bubbles that literally lift stains out of your carpet. HCE uses 80% less water than traditional steam cleaning and uses a non-toxic cleaning solution that’s completely devoid of harmful soaps. This significantly lowers the risk of restaining as well as the risk mold and mildew growing on your carpet. Water and moisture will actually be part of the next reason.

Too Much Moisture Leads To Carpet Wicking

Stains will go far beyond the surface of your carpets and deep into the fibers. Sometimes they can even go as deep as the carpet pad. This is a big reason why steam cleaners and DIY methods need to fill your carpets with gallons and gallons of water, otherwise, they couldn’t reach down far enough. The problem with this is that it leaves a lot of excess water in your carpets that’s nearly impossible to extract. Once the deeper parts of your carpet finally start to dry on their own, the deeper stains will be wicked clear up to the surface. These aren’t new stains like before, but the same old stain that simply wasn’t removed completely. 

Solution: Basically you need powerful extraction equipment and a low water cleaning method. Go back to North American Chem-Dry’s HCE process. By using the power of carbonated bubbles, we don’t need to use anywhere near the amount of water as steam cleaners. Plus we use some of the most advanced and powerful extractors in the industry. This allows our carpet cleaning technicians to permanently remove virtually any stain. Now that we’ve seen some ways that improper cleaning causes, let’s take a look at the sources of the original stains and odors. 

Pet Urine

Pet accidents are the most common culprit of recurring stains and odors. A pet will typically pee on the same spot over and over again instinctually. This repeated action will really soak the carpet fibers and padding. As they start to dry, tiny but potent and stinky pet urine odor crystals are formedThe stain may be easy to get out, especially if you catch it super early, but the odors are another story. Sadly the smelly crystals are much harder to remove. Knowing the risks of reoccurrence with some of the DIY and steam cleaning efforts, what can you do to completely remove pet stains and odors? 

Solution: Use North American Chem-Dry’s revolutionary P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment)! This service will break down odor-causing urine crystals. It has been tested and proven to remove 99.9% of odors from and 99.2% of bacteria from pet urine in carpets.  

Remove Carpet Stains And Odors For Good

It’s easy to see why North American Chem-Dry is Sonoma County’s choice for superior carpet stain removal. If we can’t get it out, then no one can. Ditch the traditional steam cleaning methods and schedule an appointment with us today!