Stains That Come Back
So I started spot cleaning to save myself some money so I wouldn’t have to pay someone to come here just to spot clean my carpet. I figured I changed my garbage disposal, so I’m a plumber! I installed a light dimmer switch so now I’m an electrician! I fixed my garage door opener, then I called a company to fix what I fixed. What a $400 disaster! Well 2 out of 3 is pretty good.
I bought the best spot cleaner for carpets, sprayed it on and the spot was gone. The spot came back a little bigger and uglier a few weeks later. I went to Home Depot and spoke to the specialist in the overhead lights aisle and he recommended I use the spot cleaner the professionals use. This spotter worked so good it removed everything from grease, food, soda and even took some of the color out of my carpet as a bonus. And the spots still came back bigger and uglier. I was tempted to leave the spot to cover up the loss of color.
However, I did not give up so I went online for some self carpet spotting tips and I read about using low ph detergents, high ph detergents, enzymes, neutral detergents, dry solvents, wet solvents . . . I read that it could be a wicking problem. So I got rid of all the candles in the house but the spots still came back.
I really don’t know what’s worse, my carpet or the look that I have been getting from my wife. We all know that look. Even our marriage counselor said that I am a cheap bastard for not having the carpets professionally cleaned. (I think that’s why he has me prepay for our sessions!) My back is against the wall on this one so I came up with a great idea.
I contacted the guy who always cleans my carpets and I told him I think I have a wicking problem. He asked if I tried getting rid of all the candles and I said yes. Then he laughed for 10 minutes before telling me the internet is only for sports (so he’s a guy!) — nothing else. He explained that it wasn’t wicking. That happens when carpets are old or have not been cleaned for a long time. Deep soil will rise to the surface after the cleaning. In such a case, the carpet usually needs more than one cleaning to get the soil out.
He came out and did some tests on my carpet and found that there was a lot of residue from the spot cleaning as well as a ph imbalance which was causing my carpet to yellow. He explained that a lot of spot cleaners are too high in concentration and generally designed to handle a multitude of various stains. Professional’s have specific spotters for specific stains (a professional will treat a milk stain different than a grease stain). Sometimes self spotting carpets can make things much worse especially when you don’t rinse the spotting solution out.
My carpet now looks great and no stains have come back. It looks like my roof is leaking, so on to a new project.
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