Carpet Cleaner | Episode 459 | Complete Carpet
Speaker 1: (00:01)
Tulsa’s Carpet Cleaner since 1998. We are complete carpet. Give us a call a day at (918) 494-7093 and learn what we can do to help you to enjoy your carpet again. And today I want to talk to you about those recurring spots. Sometimes you have spots in your carpet that just seem like they keep coming back. I will call them and some people call it Phantom spots, some call them recurring spots and people call repeating spots. But there’s spots that when you clean them, they seem to resurface backup. And there’s a couple of different reasons that this can happen and so one, go over those different reasons with you today so that you would be able to understand and have a better focus and attention to detail when you’re trying to address these types of spots on your own or what you could do to try to help.
Speaker 1: (00:42)
Or there’s three major types of spots that seem to come back. I’ll start with the most. Um, the most difficult or the more frequent one is spots that are not in your carpet only. Uh, this would be a, you’ve got a pet, a large dog that is peed in a corner for quite a long time and even if you rinse the urine out of the fiber, it’s in the backing and the carpet below. So because of this, you’re going to have to do more than just rinse the fiber out if you want the spot to be gone permanently. Another example is anytime you have a water damage, uh, you could come in and clean the carpet. I’ve actually had this happen many times where people will call us, say we just had a water leak. I was wondering if you could come and clean the carpets to remove the water. Tulsa’s Carpet Cleaner since 1998.
Speaker 1: (01:23)
And while that will take the top water off, I can suck all the carpet completely dry. And then as soon as you take one step onto the carpet, it immediately is wet again. And the reason is because the padding below the carpet is full of water and when you step on it, it squishes it back up into the carpet. Again, very obvious easy thing. But we don’t know if you’ve ever had a water damage, but when you walk into a room that’s soaking in water, when you take a step down, it splashes, it’s kinda got a, because the water has full filled up, the pad has gotten into the carpet and so there’s an excess of water around. Uh, the same thing can happen if you spill, say a large soft drink. If you take a two liter of pop and knock the top off of it, tip it over and it starts pouring or a bottle of wine and start pouring into the carpet, well then that is something that can easily, uh, not only overwhelm the carpet itself, but soak through to the padding below. Tulsa’s Carpet Cleaner since 1998
Speaker 1: (02:15)
That’s typically what you’re looking for. Things that can overwhelm your senses. If you’ve look at something from a, let’s say you go back to a carpet on, or sorry, not a carpet, we would go back to a commercial on diapers and you’ll see the cute little baby and they sitting there and look at all cuddly and then you look down and the diaper is a huge giant bulging mess. But it hasn’t leaked anywhere yet and what they’re trying to do is say that their diaper is more absorbent than other people’s diapers and they’ll do the little display of showing the diaper all by itself. And then the blue liquid, which I’ve always confused me, I don’t understand what blue P represents. I mean, you know, maybe yellow, I can put the poured yellow along the middle of it. You go, Oh okay, I get it. Tulsa’s Carpet Cleaner since 1998
Speaker 1: (02:54)
Maybe that’s representing urine kind of gross, but I don’t know. But for some reason they always use blue liquid to the, the liquid that’s going into the diaper and how much it can absorb and they’ll show as they pour it in there. One diaper overfills and water spilled, there were other diaper absorbs it all in. And this is similar to what happens with the apartment. Having that your carpet can hold a certain amount of liquid at once. If you take a teacup Chihuahua and have them pee on the carpet, it’s going to put down a small amount. It’s easy for the carpet to be able to absorb that up without any problem. Now if you take a German shepherd or a, a large lab or any, any of your large 70 to a hundred pound dogs, well then you’re going to end up with a situation where that liquid’s gonna go down.
Speaker 1: (03:37)
It’s gonna absorb into the carpet and then it’s going to have more liquid than you keep, can keep absorbing. And so we’ll go into the carpet down into the backing from the backing down into the pad and soak the whole area because there’s more liquid there than can be held in the carpet. And this is what you end up with on many of your spills that seem to return. You soak up the top moisture, the top contaminant out of the fibers, but then down below the fibers is um, you have the contaminant has gone down and absorbed into the pad, which is like a giant sponge. Now that gets me into one little side narrative. We’ll jump off on a side tangent here. A moisture barrier pads, um, I think are a terrible idea and my personal opinion, because of the damage that it does to the carpet itself, carpets, the expensive part of your carpet flooring pattern is the cheap part of your flooring. Tulsa’s Carpet Cleaner since 1998
Speaker 1: (04:25)
And so if you put a moisture barrier on top of the pad than anything that goes into the carpet, stays in the carpet, it will not soak down into the pad and most of your life. That’s great. I don’t want to go down into my pad, but if you have a dog that pees in an area, well that piece spot is going to be about three to four times bigger because the P the urine will go into the carpet, it’ll soak through the carpet down in to where the pad is, it’ll hit the pad and uh, once it hits the pad, it will then start spreading laterally because it’s not going to be absorbed by the pad. So the only thing that can absorb it would be the backing of the carpet in the back end of the carpet is going to absorb it, but it will move sideways. Tulsa’s highest and most reviewed Carpet Cleaner.
Speaker 1: (05:04)
So you’d have like a, say a six inch circle of urine will probably travel out almost 12 inches underneath because it hits the pad below and then it starts moving along and normal Patty that has netted on the top end is not a moisture barrier. Then the urine would go through the carpet, hit the Patty and be absorbed into the padding and it may hold it there and replace, but it holds it there in one small spot as opposed to traveling out. Now you’ve got one small spot of carpet to treat with wet with a urine soaker pad below it. But if you did it, then you’d have a large section of carpet to treat. But the urine sitting in the carpet backing breaks the glue down because it’s very a salty and so that all of that stuff will quickly break the, uh, backing of the carpet down, making it in some instances just, you know, ruining the carpet. Tulsa’s Carpet Cleaner since 1998
Speaker 1: (05:53)
Whereas it could absorb into the padding below and not have had so much sitting in the Pat. The reverse side is true too. If you have a water damage on it at a lot of different customers where they’ll have a water damage, there’ll be a leak. The padding will absorb all the water because it’s on the floor. But the moisture barrier will keep the water from ever getting up to the carpet. So there’s mold growing on the walls before they ever noticed that there’s any moisture in the room cause they don’t, they can’t feel it. They don’t notice it because the moisture barrier is holding the moisture under the Patty and instead of above it, Tulsa’s Carpet Cleaner since 1998 we are complete carpet. Give us a call today at (918) 494-7093 carpet diem. Seize your clean today