Water stains from spills, leaks and a variety of other sources can damage your carpet. The best way to make sure these stains are properly taken care of is to use a commercial water stain remover.
Getting rid of the water stain isn’t enough. It will take time for the spot to completely dry out and the smell can linger until it does so completely. Depending on what type of surface you have in your home, different drying methods may be necessary after using commercial carpet cleaning services in Omaha, NE.
Pre-treat with a water stain removal product
If the spot is only medium to small size, you can use a pre-treat spray such as Water Stain Remover. You can apply this by brushing it onto the stain and letting it sit for 30 minutes so that it can absorb the excess amount of moisture. Afterward, you can give your carpet a good steam vacuum to dry out all of the water trapped in its fibers.
Wash the area with lukewarm water
After you have pre-treated the stain, the area is ready to be rinsed again with a clean hand held shower nozzle. Be sure to use lukewarm water and never any type of soap or detergent. This could leave a residue that could continue to attract more moisture. If you think you may have already used soap in an attempt to clean the area, blot as much as possible so there is no residue left behind.
Steam clean with a brush
Once the floor is completely dry, you can go through it with a steam mop. This will get rid of any traces of soap residue and will also dislodge the stain if it is still present. If there are spots that have been pre-treated, the steam mop will help to remove them better than just rinsing them out again.
Use a product safe for carpet
When you’re finished and your carpet is clean, you can use a product safe for carpet to protect it. For this, you can either purchase a spray or an all-purpose cleaner that has been specifically formulated for carpet. If only one step is necessary, be sure that it is the first step of the treatment so it doesn’t have extra chemicals mixing with the water stain. Always test a small portion of the cleaning solution on some other surface before using on your carpet as well.