Stain and Odor Removal

Wine, coffee, pet stains … we’ve seen it all, and removed it too.

Carpet stains and odors can be a real source of frustration for many homeowners. Whether from coffee spills, wine spills, or pet accidents, carpet stain removal should be undertaken as soon as the accident occurs to prevent long-term damage. Left untreated, stains and spills can damage your upholstery or carpet severely. Not only does it smell unpleasant; pet urine can result in delamination – or the weakening of your carpet backing, as well as loosen the seams, resulting in wrinkled carpet. If you recently spilled something or your pet had an accident, you should call a carpet and upholstery cleaning professional right away. 

Why We Don’t Recommend Performing Your Own Carpet Stain & Odor Removal 

Many homeowners question the need for a professional carpet cleaning company. Perhaps they’re concerned about the cost of carpet and upholstery cleaning in Charlotte NC and believe they can save money by just doing it themselves. However, there are several factors to take into consideration when deciding whether to use a DIY solution, which we’ll cover below. 

  1. Which DIY solution is best for your carpet? If you search the Internet for “carpet stain removal” you may see a lot of websites advocating for the use of vinegar. However, this is not always the best solution. Since vinegar is acidic, it works best on basic substances, such as pet urine or wine. If you use it on other acidic substances, like soy sauce or ketchup, it won’t be very effective, and you could end up doing more harm than good. Also, many carpet cleaning solutions that you can buy at the store are known to permanently stain carpet fibers, something you won’t know until you use them and the damage is already done.
  2. What is your carpet made of? The material that your carpet is made of also affects things to some degree. Acidic products can do damage to more delicate fibers like wool or silk, so you definitely don’t want to use vinegar or any store bought acidic solution. It could effectively ruin your carpet.
  3. What technique will you be using to clean your carpet? We always recommend using paper towels or a cloth to soak up as much of a spill or accident as possible before adding any type of carpet cleaning solution, taking care not to rub in the stain, as that will only spread it further into your carpet threads. Technique is very important, and if you do not know what you’re doing, it’s better to call in the help of a professional carpet cleaner. 

Contact NewGen Restores for Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning in Charlotte NC

If you damage your carpet, the cost will be far greater than if you had simply hired a Charlotte carpet cleaner to do the dirty work for you. So, if you’re concerned about the cost of carpet cleaning, and want to save money in the long run, give our experts a call today! We specialize in carpet and upholstery cleaning in Charlotte NC, including stain and odor removal on all types of carpets, rugs, and furniture, and will leave your home looking and feeling fresh again.