Today I was called out to a house in central Ballarat for Ballarat carpet cleaning. The carpet was an older patterned style of wool and riddled with stains. Upon further inspection I realized that the stains were a mixture of coffee, grease, and protein stains (protein stains can include coffee, milk, body oils etc.). There were also numerous areas that had permanent stains and also carpet discoloration.
Carpet discoloration can be caused from a number of problems. It can also be exemplified due to the fact that this carpet was a cream color and wool.
Below is a brief outline of the types of discoloration and causes:-
1. Yellowing – Carpets located in basements or rooms without natural light. BHT a chemical present in carpet pads can absorb moisture and release gas which in turn causes yellowing. No areas appeared to have this yellowing.
2. Greying – Carpet areas prone to high traffic area and soiling will tend to grey more. There were two rooms on this job that had greying. For carpet that is five or more years old and a light color, high traffic areas are common.
3. Browning – Carpet that browns usually contain cellulosic fibers. This carpet did not show signs of browning however there were brown areas consistent with coffee stains.
4. Bleaching – As a result from using stronger acidic cleaner that can actually strip the color from the carpet fiber. If this occurs the only way to fix this is the replace the bleached area of the carpet or try to get a color restorer in. These specialists can restore the original colour to the carpet by added chemicals and die. This process can be expensive. There were numerous stains in one of the bedrooms that contained bleached or colour faded stains.
Solutions required to remove these stains are varied. Be careful when using off the shelf products from a supermarket as with wool you can easily strip the color from the carpet. It is always best to consult a professional carpet cleaning technician. KnuWhizz Cleaning offers both basic stain removal with all our quotes but more complex stains may require more time and chemicals.
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