It’s common for some stains to return, even after you believe you’ve thoroughly cleaned and removed them from your carpet or sofa. This issue can cause a lot of frustration as you continue to scrub and force the stain out, only to have it return. To really understand this problem, you must first understand why it is happening to you.

CarpetStainWhen you spill something on the carpet that leaves a stain, it’s not just staining the surface. It seeps deep into the carpet backing and when you first cleaned it, you only got rid of the surface stain. It will continue to bleed up through the carpet fibers, however, because your carpet (or furniture) has re-absorbed the spill, leaking it to where it becomes visible again.

Depending on how severe the stain is, you might have trouble getting it out without professional help. You should first take a clean towel to the stain, putting a lot of pressure on it to absorb as much of the spill as you can. One idea is to leave a stack of big books on top of the towel placed on the stain for several hours. This will help you soak up a lot of the substance before you clean as you normally would.

If the stain keeps returning even after this method, you’ll have a larger problem on your hands. You should clean and absorb the stain underneath the carpet, in the backing. You will most likely need the help of a professional like John’s Chem-Dry of Whatcom County. We’ll come address the stain with special equipment and state-of-the-art cleaning solutions. If you don’t have us out to work on the stain soon, your only other option may be to replace the carpet altogether.

Working with trained professionals is the most efficient way of removing stains and taking proper care of your carpet. Consider John’s Chem-Dry for our convenience and our expertise when it comes to returning stains!