Stains happen - it’s inevitable. However, some are more stubborn than others - like red wine or puppy accidents. But, that doesn’t always mean they’re ‘permanent!’ Don’t worry, you won’t have to look at that stain or smell that odor forever - but it certainly will need some good tender love and care.
Don’t reach for just any cleaner! Especially with tougher stains or grease stains, you could end up damaging the carpet further or spreading the stain wider.
First, blot the stain with a dry cloth and remove any excess liquid. If this is not done immediately, the liquid can soak into the pad underneath the carpet (and then the odor is extremely difficult to remove). With that being said, this should always (always) be your first step to treating any stain - regardless of its permanency.
But next, it’s best to call in the ‘big guns’ and by that - we mean professionals. They know the best products and techniques to use to remove these kind of pesky stains. Plus, they have access to the latest technology and top-quality equipment that’s going to get the job done best. Sure, it may sound like a gimmick, but it really is true. Too many times have we seen people try to pour their own cleaners on stains to only make them worse and end up spending more money than expected to remove a ‘permanent’ stain from their carpet.
Even though it may feel like it, many stains aren’t actually permanent and can be removed with the right equipment. Of course this depends on the exact situation, but a true professional will be able to help you determine what the best route of treatment would be for you.
Above all, don’t try to do-it-yourself! Just give us a call, here at The Steam Team - we’re always happy to help.