Is it a Good Idea to Pre-Treat Carpet Stains Before Cleaning?

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Homeowners often turn to the internet to find information about their carpet. While some of the information online can be helpful, there are a few common myths that could potentially cause damage to your carpet. Before you start mixing a DIY solution for carpet stains, it is best to talk to the professionals for personalized recommendations.

Pre-Treating Carpet Stains

Read online, and you will find many sources that encourage homeowners to pre-treat carpet stains before the professional cleaners come to work on your carpets. The problem is that there are many types of stains, and pre-treating certain spots could cause the dyes to set into the carpet.

In other instances, it is pointless to pre-treat the stain. If you are trying to clean a stain from synthetic dyes in kid’s juice drinks, candy, or Jell-O, then pre-treating the stain won’t do much for the carpet. These foods are made with synthetic dyes that come from petroleum, which penetrates the fibers of the carpet. Pre-treating the stain could cause the color to fade, but the stain will remain… and it will be more difficult to get rid of the stain when the professional team arrives.

Talk to the Experts for Advice

Instead of believing everything that you read online, it is better to talk to a professional carpet team for information. You can call our team to discuss your carpet stain; then we will make recommendations about steps that should be taken before we arrive. Instead of making the stain worse, you should consider the benefits of scheduling an emergency appointment to save the carpet. We will bring our professional equipment to get rid of the stains and restore the appearance of your carpet.

When it comes to carpet cleaning, timing is important. The best option is to call our team right away so that you can avoid a permanent stain from a spill on your carpet.

If you have questions about removing stains in your carpet, you are welcome to call anytime for more information. Talk to Scott Peterson for more information: Home Perfect Carpet and Tile Cleaning at (951) 303-1333.