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Why do stains keep coming back in my carpet after I have them cleaned?

Why do stains keep coming back in my carpet after I have them cleaned?

Have you ever went through the frustration of having the same spot or stain return just within a short span of having your carpet cleaned? Maybe you spot cleaned it yourself or hired a professional carpet cleaning company, but the stain just keeps coming back. 
After cleaning a spot or stain from your carpet there are times where it will return just shortly after the carpet dries. This is most often a result of "wicking" which will be discussed below. At other times the spots and stains come back after the passing of a few weeks. This is most often referred to as "rapid resoiling". In either case, it can be very irritating to see spots and stains re-occur on a carpet that you just cleaned yourself or had professionally cleaned.  If this is your situation then, you are not the only one. Recurring spots and stains are very common and there really is a logical answer to why this happens.

The two primary causes of re-spotting are wicking and rapid resoiling.

The first one starts in the pad or backing of the carpet underneath the carpet fiber, while the other one starts in the fiber of the carpet themselves from soap residues that have been left behind.

1. Wicking

Stains that reemerge because of wicking start beneath the carpet itself. If you just recently cleaned a spot or had a professional out and the spot was removed but then came back after the carpet dried, the reason for this is - wicking. To give you an example of how wicking occurs suppose you spill a cup of coffee or perhaps you found a pet urine accident on your carpet by your family pet and immediately you grab your favorite cleaner and a rag and the spot comes right out. That seems to be the end of it right? Not necessarily. Often times what happens is that the liquid works its way past the carpet fiber, down to the backing of the carpet and often times even into the cushion itself. The Stain is now trapped under the carpet surface and can be very difficult to get out. When you clean the carpet fibers the stain that is trapped below will keep wicking its way back through the carpet over and over again.

Solutions for wicking

There are a few solutions you can follow to remove contaminates that has found its way into your carpet backing or pad.

1. Perform a heat transfer using a vinegar and water mixture, white terry-cloth towel, and common household cloths iron. Follow this link for instructions.

2. Soak the area with a cleaning agent and water, enough to get down into the carpet pad, then apply pressure with a white terry-cloth towel to absorb the liquid from underneath.

3. Pull the carpet back, remove the carpet pad, install new carpet pad and clean the backing of the carpet. 

If you feel the area is to large or is located in an area to difficult to replace the pad yourself, you may want to contact your local carpet care professional to complete the task. Often times they have the proper equipment, experience and cleaners to make the job easier and can achieve more effective results.

2. Rapid Re-soiling (Residue left behind)

Rapid resoiling is a result of using an over the counter carpet cleaning product or soapy detergent that has left a residue behind that is not easily rinsed out of the carpet. Not a lot of carpet cleaners that are sold at your local department stores have the purpose of taking the stain out and keeping it out. Most often these types of cleaners are not free rinsing and only add to the problem. The stain comes out easy enough but the residue caused by store bought carpet cleaners or detergents will attract dirt because of its sticky nature. 

If you had your carpet cleaned recently and seems they are getting dirty just within a few weeks there is a good possibility the carpet cleaner you picked used a detergent based carpet cleaner to clean with. It doesn't make since but carpet cleaning companies are under no regulations what so ever and can use any cleaning product of choice. Just like the store bought cleaner analogy, there are some carpet cleaning companies who's only concern is getting the carpet clean, not how long it will stay clean. 

Solution for Rapid Resoiling

1. When spot cleaning your carpet use a non-residual carpet cleaning spotter that is not detergent based as soon as the stain occurs. One such product you can purchase is Procyon Carpet Cleaner. There are others on the market to choose from, just be sure to do your research and remember a non-detergent cleaner is the way to go.

2. Have your carpet cleaned by a professional carpet cleaning company that uses detergent free products. To get a good start on maintaining your carpet yourself consider hiring a professional carpet cleaning company to give your home a good once over. First make sure they use detergent free products. Second, make sure they have the proper kind of carpet cleaning equipment that will thoroughly rinse your carpet clean. 

 These are the two most common reasons for why a spot or stain will keep coming back after cleaning your carpet. Let us know about your experience by leaving a comment below. What type of stain did you have difficulty with and how did you resolve the problem?

Carpet Renovations, Inc. | Carpet Cleaning Service  |  11672 E 51st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146  | (918) 437-1956  |  Website: www.carpetrenovations.com

 

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Bixby Carpet Cleaning

Carpet Cleaning Company in Bixby, Oklahoma.

Looking for a really great carpet cleaning company in Bixby, Oklahoma? Then you just landed on the right page! Carpet Renovations, Inc. has been serving the Bixby community since 1986 and has come to be known as one of the best carpet cleaners in the business. Check out these wonderful reviews from some of their now loyal customers and see for yourself what others are saying about the terrific experience this company gives while performing their amazing expert carpet cleaning techniques that took over 30 years to develop! 

What Makes This Company So Special?

One of the things you may be asking yourself when considering Carpet Renovations, Inc. for your carpet cleaning needs is; What makes them any different from the other carpet cleaners you have to pick from? Here are a few things that will show you what sets them apart from all the rest.

  • Guaranteed Phone Quotes - no hidden cost, you receive the exact price up front
  • Great Customer Service - the owner answers all your questions at time of scheduling
  • Quality Technicians - All the Carpet Renovations Crew are trained with one thing in mind, being a blessing to you the customer and getting your carpet cleaner than it has ever been!
  • Great Equipment - Carpet Renovations has the best and most powerful truck mounted carpet cleaning equipment available
  • Safe Carpet Cleaners - They use only safe eco-friendly organic cleaners that are tough on stains but safe for you and your family
  • They confirm every appointment the day ahead, calls 20 minutes on the way, and follows up the next day by phone to make sure you are 100% satisfied with your service.

Quick Video of Paul & Rose Demonstrating their Cleaning Techniques

 Unparalleled Customer Service!

This kind of service is unheard of in today's service oriented businesses! After you use Carpet Renovations for your carpet cleaning needs you too will be so impressed that you will never again be looking for another carpet cleaning company. It's nice to find a company that you can trust, knowing they offer the same consistent quality service time after time and best of all, they service the Bixby area!

So give them a call today and you will see from your very first phone conversation with the owner Paul,  that there is surely something different about this company. 

Carpet Renovations, Inc. | Carpet Cleaning Service  |  Bixby, Oklahoma 74008  | (918) 437-1956  |  Website: www.carpetrenovations.com

 

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What Carpet Cleaning Methods Do We Use?

OUR PROFESSIONAL CARPET CLEANING METHODS 

    


1. Hot water extraction
This method is our most widely used method and is recommended by Leading Carpet Manufactures such as Shaw Industries and Mohawk Flooring. This type of cleaning is also referred to as "steam cleaning" although the correct terminology is hot water extraction. The phrase steam cleaning derived it's name from the hot steam that comes from the 200 plus degree water that is used in this process. This extraction method of using hot water is an excellent way of getting deep down embedded soil to lift from the carpet fibers. This is the best type of cleaning for the purpose of ‘restorative cleaning’ such as pet damaged carpet or heavily soiled traffic areas but also works very well for carpet that just needs a little freshening up. Not all hot water extraction is the same. We use the latest and most up to date truck mounted carpet cleaning systems available. It is also important to note along with this technique we use only the best and most trusted green seal labeled products for our carpet cleaning agents. Deep Steam Cleaning combined with safe Eco-friendly products, what more can you ask for? 

 


2. Encapsulation | Dry Cleaning
Encapsulation is mostly used for commercial purposes. This method is beneficial for the cleaning and maintenance of carpet used for commercial purposes and also for sensitive carpet fiber such as wool's & silk. Our Encapsulation process utilizes a revolutionary product that is designed with an innovative polymer technology which traps embedded soil then crystallizes as it dries. The product is sprayed onto the carpet and with a 150 rpm floor machine using a rotary bonnet the soil is trapped on the bonnet pad. Any remaining spray then crystallizes and is easily removed with a vacuum afterward.  This process is great for heavy traffic areas, hallways, and offices that have a low pile commercial carpet that is prone to wicking after the carpet has been cleaned.

 

We may also use this method to correct any adverse reaction of wicking and browning that can occur as a result of spills or pet urine contamination that has worked its way down into the carpet backing and has a tendency to resurface after a traditional hot water extraction has been performed. 

As one of the leading carpet cleaning companies in the Tulsa and Broken Arrow area we have the expertise and know how to perform the correct method of cleaning for your specific needs. 

Carpet Renovations, Inc. | Carpet Cleaning Service  |  11672 E 51st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146  | (918) 437-1956  |  Website: www.carpetrenovations.com

 

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Preventive Maintenance & Care for Your Carpet

Preventive Maintenance & Care for Your Carpet
How exciting it is when you purchase a brand new plush carpet for your home. That nice new smell, the softness you feel as you walk across it and the joy it gives you while admiring the beauty it adds to the rooms decor.  The purchase of a new carpet may be one of the largest expenses you will have for your home so you will want to make the most of your carpet investment. By performing these simple preventive maintenance tips you can keep your carpet looking it's best.

Invest in Runners and Rugs
Your carpet does more than just pick up dust. It helps to insulate your home and offers grip underfoot. However, it is easily damaged. Walking directly on it damages the fibers. You can protect it by putting a layer between your carpet and your feet. Runners are the best option for this especially when it comes to hallways. This way you will only have the sides of the hallway visible, where people are less likely to walk. Other good choices for area rug placement would be your entryway and main walkways. You may also want to consider adding area rugs to other rooms. A beautiful area rug will add some pattern and color to your room, while protecting your carpet from damage and dirt.


Vacuum Daily
Watch out for allowing too much dirt to collect in the carpet fibers. Not only do you make it harder to clean the carpets, but you’re putting your health at risk from conditions like allergies and asthma.
Vacuuming on a daily basis is the best preventative method to protect your health and your carpet’s longevity. Daily vacuuming is especially important in homes with children and pets. Crumbs and pet hairs end up trodden on and dug deep into the carpet fibers. It’s much harder to get the embedded dirt & debris out of the carpet when waiting to long between vacuums. 
If there are any spillages, also make sure you clean these up right away. This will keep the spill from having the chance to stain, leading to scrubbing and damaging the material.


Gently Remove Spillages
You know to clean up spills quickly, but be cautious making sure not to rub the carpet to harshly. You will want to be gentle with the carpet fibers as you clean using a neutral spotting product (7pH). You may want to contact your local carpet cleaning professional for some suggestions on where to purchase a good carpet spotter to keep on hand. Some carpet cleaning companies offer their neutral spotters as a free life time replacement and these types of cleaners are much safer to use. Store bought & home remedies you find when searching online are usually not the best choice for your carpet. They are high in pH and will remove stains quickly, but most will leave a soapy residue behind that continues to re attract soil to the area and then becomes quite aggravating as you keep cleaning it over and over just for it to keep coming back.  Remember, don't be tempted to scrub a hard to remove stain because this can tear down your carpets fibers. Instead gently dab the area to clean and if necessary call your local professional if the stain does not come out. 


Wipe Your Feet Clean
Before you walk into the house, have a mat outside so you can wipe your feet clean. This will help avoid tracking dirt, oil, and other materials into the house. You may even want to have your family remove their shoes before coming into the house. 
It could also be worth having a front entry or section of your hallway in tile. You can place a shoe rack there and take your shoes off before walking onto the carpet. This will protect your carpet from outside dirt being tract in. You may not want to ask your guests to take their shoes off, so still have the welcome mat.
This will not prevent the every day foot traffic wear and tear which is to be expected, but does help the carpet last longer. This is especially the case when you follow the other tips mentioned above.

Have Your Carpet Professionally Cleaned

Be sure to check your new carpet guidelines and warranty. Most carpet manufacturer's will require that you have your carpet professionally cleaned. Each warranty is explicit on how often and with what method you have your carpet cleaned to maintain their warranty. You will also want to keep record of each cleaning if ever you need to contact the manufacturer for a claim. You will find most manufacturers will require having your carpet cleaned every 12-16 months whereas this extends the life of the carpet and keeps deep embedded soils from permanently damaging the carpet fibers, especially in the main traffic areas. 

Carpet Renovations, Inc. | Carpet Cleaning Service  |  11672 E 51st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146  | (918) 437-1956  |  Website: www.carpetrenovations.com

 

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Why We Use Procyon Carpet Cleaner

Why We Use Procyon Carpet Cleaner

When it comes to carpet cleaning, we only want to use the best products for your needs. Our favorite is Procyon Carpet Cleaner. Why do we prefer that over all the rest? Here’s a look at all the benefits.


Completely Toxic Free
The first thing we love about Procyon is that there are absolutely no toxins at all. What does this mean for you? You’ll be completely protected from some of the harmful allergens and chemicals put in similar types of carpet cleaning products or most store-bought cleaners. And they are extremely harmful!
Many of the toxins in most carpet cleaners lead to irritated skin, breathing problems, and even cancer! When you use carpet cleaners that are completely natural, you boost your health instead.
Hard to believe? Take a look at your own cleaners. You’ll find that they’re full of hard-to-pronounce words. Don’t worry about getting the pronunciation right. Just focus on the fact that they lead to defects, disease, and yes even death. Don’t you owe yourself more than that? We believe you do.
But these cleaners work! We know this is true, they certainly do get rid of the dirt, but in actuality you’re removing one type of harmful substance "dirt" and leaving behind an even more harmful product, the cleaner itself. The toxic residue in these types of cleaners are almost always left behind. It’s time to make a switch to something that is just as effective but better for your health and skin.

No Rapid Re-soiling

What is rapid re-soiling? Rapid re-soiling is when you have your carpet cleaned and a few short weeks later it appears dirty again. What happened? Well, it looked wonderful at first but the detergent that was used to remove the soil from the carpet was not removed completely itself. When detergent is left in the carpet it will not be long before your carpet will attract the soil back to the carpet fibers again and look just as bad if not worse than it was before you had your carpet cleaned. You see most carpet cleaning pre-sprays are detergent based and do a great job removing soil but the detergent based products are hard to rinse out of the carpet fibers themselves and just lead to another problem which is rapid re-soiling. So why do we use Procyon Carpet Cleaner? Procyon is a detergent free product and rinses easily from the carpet fibers assuring you of no rapid re-soiling and a fresh clean carpet for months to come. See the demonstration below.

 


Fully Environmentally Friendly
“Green” is the latest buzzword in business. Everyone is trying to do their best for the environment. So, surely finding cleaners that label themselves as “green” are the best options?
Of course they are, but you really need to make sure they are environmentally friendly. The majority of them really aren’t. You remember those toxins that are harmful to you? They’re also harmful to the environment. There is little regulation to the term when it comes to marketing.
Sure there are government regulations, but the manufacturers can just tweak formulas to meet them—and only just. 
Natural products are the best ones for the environment. This is just what Procyon offers. It is 100% “green” without doing you any extra harm.


Fresh Feeling Carpet
When you have your carpet cleaned what should it feel like? There’s often a residue left behind from the soapy, detergent products other carpet cleaners use. It should absolutely feel fresh, clean, and soft just like properly cleaned carpet should.
Because Procyon doesn’t include any toxins or chemicals, there is nothing to leave behind. It is completely detergent and bacteria free, so it simply takes out the dirt and leaves your carpet looking and feeling soft & clean again. 
On top of that, your carpet won’t feel irritating to your skin. Many cleaners leave a residue that reacts with skin, causing allergy symptoms and rashes. They can make some skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis worse.
We believe in only using the best carpet cleaner for you. When you opt for our carpet cleaning service , we will use Procyon Carpet Cleaner. This is our favorite because it will actually get your carpet it's absolute cleanest while leaving it soft & fresh, no left over residue, and best of all it is safe for you and your family! 

Carpet Renovations, Inc. | Carpet Cleaning Service  |  11672 E 51st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146  | (918) 437-1956  |  Website: www.carpetrenovations.com

 

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