How Well Do Stain Resistant Carpets Work?
In our effort to make our home looking spick and span, we are often faced with the dilemma of carpet stain removal, particularly homes with children and pets. Let’s face it – we can’t avoid the reality of pet debris, muddy tracks, and spills here and there every so often, no matter how well we try to guard our carpets.
Stain resistant carpets are believed to have the ability to repel dirt and stains. Topical treatments are applied by carpet manufacturers that prevent stains from seeping through the core of the carpet’s fabric. This stain resistant quality depends on the kind of dirt and how long the treatment lasts. But of course, having this chemical protective coating is better than having no protection at all.
There’s this new fiber material used in stain resistant carpets today. The recent technology advances in carpeting boasts of a fiber material that is said to have very low liquid absorption qualities so that most stains can just be easily wiped away with minimum effort. This built-in stain protection is even made more efficient with the strands crafted with a zig-zag pattern that allows it to repel better as compared to the old straight-patterned strands.
Notice that the term used is always “stain resistant”, not “stain proof”. No carpet manufacturer guarantees full protection or 100% shield to stains. Some nasty spills can seep through faster and leave a permanent stain. Some stains, no matter how little, if not treated immediately after can also leave a trace. Like any other product feature, stain resistance in carpets do have limitations. So when stain resistant carpets fail to deliver its promise, you can count on carpet cleaning services to do the job.
Contact SPITz Carpet Cleaning for inquiries regarding carpet and stain resistant options. Allow us to take care of cleaning your stained carpets for you – whether at home or in the office, we’ll do the dirty work for you!
SPITz Carpet Cleaning
San Fernando Valley, CA