Some Common Cause of Permanent Stains on Textile Furnishings:
#Pet Urine. Urine in carpets pollutes the air quality in the home environment because of the bacterial action taking place beneath the carpeting. It is usually more cost effective to replace wall-to-wall carpeting and the padding beneath than to attempt urine decontamination. Typically, the broadloom carpets that use latex in the construction cannot successfully be urine decontaminated since it becomes trapped in the glue. Urine stains can lead to permanent discoloration. This discoloration may be visible before carpet cleaning or it may become evident during or after the cleaning process. Diverse types of fibre react to urine differently. Some cause a visible stain almost immediately, others do not show stains. Urine odour, of course, will be evident on all fibres and cannot be removed by any cleaning method alone. We do offer a guaranteed urine odour removal procedure for certain types of area rugs. Our Technicians are qualified to give you sound advice on how best to proceed when faced with urine odour and/or stains on your carpet. For more in-depth information, please see Urine Odour Treatments.
- All methods of carpet cleaning and the proper conditions and situations in which to use them.
- Drink Spills. Spills of coffee, tea, cola, and other drinks can also cause permanent stains, especially on wool, some nylons, cotton and silk. Even ‘stain resistant’ nylon carpets can be permanently stained by HOT coffee, HOT tea, other conventional foods, bleach, household chemicals or medicines
- Over-The-Counter Acne Creams and Medications. These may cause lightening or colour changes on textile furnishings. However, these changes may only appear during or after the carpet cleaning. The chemical culprit and primary cause of these discolorations is Benzoyl Peroxide. It is a bleach and a powerful colour remover, but often does not become fully activated until the moisture in textile (usually carpet) is increased, such as during carpet cleaning or humid weather
- Miscellaneous Household Chemical Compounds. There are numerous other household chemicals that may produce stains, such as some pesticides, ammonia, strong cleaners, chlorine bleach or peroxides, chlorine from pool or spa water, furniture scratch remover, shoe dye, chemical preservatives, cosmetics, and many more.