Is There a Difference Between a Spot & a Stain?

Water and Fire Damage Pflugerville

Water and Fire Damage Pflugerville

We’ve all been there - whether you dropped or spilled something, you kids did, or maybe mud was tracked through the house by an (unnamed) animal - will the mess come out of the carpet fibers? There’s one question to ask yourself; is it a spot or a stain? Now you may be a little confused - after all, what is the difference between the two?

All About Spots

Spots are made from substances that won’t permanently  harm the carpet and its fibers. However, they can become permanent if left to sit or the wrong cleaners are used. On the other hand, they can also be easily treated with the right cleaners and if they’re treated immediately.

All About Stains

Stains are formed from permanent carpet damage - often from heavily dyed foods or drinks that are rich in color. Other things that can cause stains are substances like makeup and paint. Unfortunately, stains are harder to remove and just as spots - can also be made worse from the wrong cleaning agents and techniques.



What do you do when you face a spot or stain?


First thing’s first; if you don’t know what you’re looking at - don’t hesitate to contact a professional. Attempting to deal with the spot or stain yourself could end up ruining the carpet entirely, from spreading the stain to hurting the carpet fibers.


So, if you’re facing a tough spot in your carpeting, we’d be happy to help! Steam cleaning is often the most thorough way to tackle those pesky stains. Plus, by hiring a professional company, a clean carpet is guaranteed. Our technicians know each and every technique to try and lift those substances from the carpet fibers - it helps that they all use state-of-the-art equipment, too!

If you ever have a water or fire damage in Pflugerville ? Give us a call, here at The Steam Team.