When coffee, tea, wine or other substances are spilled on a carpet, homeowners are likely to panic.
Rather than following a precise procedure to remove the source of the problem, they react in many different ways.
By not following the correct procedure, they can cause an otherwise removable spot to become one of those reappearing spots and spills after a professional cleaning, or worse, a permanent stain.
This may be the case with long-forgotten spills. It is possible these areas did not immediately cause discoloration because they are often from spilled liquid containing colorless sugar that remained on the fibers. After long exposure to the air, these spots can change to insoluble brownish stains that may remain unnoticed because of the accumulated soil covering them.
After a professional cleaning, the soil is removed and those spots become visible. Some food and drink spills may inevitably turn even darker from the necessary drying action after a thorough cleaning.
ABC technicians use specialty cleaning and spot removal treatments to improve the appearance of forgotten drink spills -- cola, coffee, tea, alcoholic beverages, soda and others, and to remove them when possible.
When we clean your wall-to-wall carpets, we have given you the best cleaning possible, done by skilled professional technicians using scientific method standards specifically recommended by the leaders in the cleaning industry.
But even with the best treatments, some colored residue or caramelized sugar stain resulting from the prior spillage may remain.
If a spill is allowed to remain on the carpet, the moisture will rise to the surface to evaporate and discoloration may be left. The reason for this is that each carpet fiber acts as a wick and all carpet pile dries from the bottom to the top. This condition is called 'wicking.'
Therefore, As soon as possible after an accident occurs, use the following procedure:
If you find any reappearing spots or spills after we have cleaned your carpets, rugs, and/or furniture, please call our office at (607) 272-1566 as soon as you are able after a cleaning.
We will be happy to take a look to determine whether or not the reappearing spots or spills can be successfully removed with an alternate treatment.