"Why Do My Carpets Get Dirty So Quickly After They Have Been Cleaned"?

Ever wonder why when you clean your carpets, they seem to get dirty faster.  In short your carpets are not being cleaned properly, and only appear to be clean.  The truth is that your carpets clean appearance is only the reflection of the excess soap that's been left behind in your carpets. Actually very little  of the soil has been removed and the sticky soap residue left behind will attract soil at a rapid rate. (Carpets have to be left at a neutral ph level so they will not attract rapid resoling).

Things like dust, tracked in soil, pet hair and other debris work their way deep into your carpet.  An inexperienced carpet cleaner will use cleaning solutions that are very high in alkaline (very soapy). In short they use too much soap, or the wrong soap, so they can advertise about removing unwanted odors. Removing odors is important, but when you use too much soap, you actually cause more problems.

The idea is that soap helps clean your carpet and leave it clean and smelling good. The problem is that when the wrong soap is used, it cannot all be removed from the carpet. The soapy residue actually becomes a magnet for any dirt or other items on the product, and the carpet may even be a little bit sticky or tacky, if not on the surface, underneath. This is why  in just a few days' time you will have new stains appearing on your carpet, because they simply get locked into the carpet with the soap.

The unfortunate thing is that most carpet cleaners aren't even aware that they are using the wrong chemicals.

Whether you are cleaning your own carpets, simply cleaning up a small stain by hand, or having your carpets done professionally, you should be careful how much soap is used. Not only will it cause more stains if too much is used, it will shorten the life of your carpet.

Over-wetting 

An inexperienced carpet cleaner may not properly dry your carpets. This can be caused by the technician failing to give the carpets the proper final drying pass with the cleaning wand, not having strong enough equipment (using portables) may also cause over-wetting. Over-wetting occurs when too much water soaks into the bottom of the carpet. Some backing materials cause the carpet to discolor if they get too wet. Some carpets will shrink, literally tearing themselves up from the floor. If the backing and pad get wet, it is difficult to dry them, which creates the risk of mold and mildew problems. The final hazard is stains caused by furniture coming into contact with wet carpeting. Many kinds of wood furniture will release some of the dyes in their stain if left in contact with a wet surface. Many pieces of furniture have feet that are at least partially metal. The metal can rust, leaving a stain in the carpet.

Please visit our Carpet Cleaning page to see how we at All Maintenance will clean your carpets.

 

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Serving: Killen Al, Florence Al, Muscle shoals Al, Russellville Al, Haleyville Al and surrounding areas




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Serving: Killen Al, Florence Al, Muscle shoals Al, Russellville Al, Haleyville Al and surrounding areas