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01_WMT_10623_1117_FallClean_C_POV_370x270_CarpetStains_US_ENG_01Every fabric in one’s home runs the risk of becoming stained. There seems to be an endless amount of causes for stains in everyday life, and one can only hope to apply prevention for so long before an accident happens that calls for stain removal. Many stains that occur in one’s household are stubborn, especially those caused by oils and similar liquids, and home owners can find themselves with the impossible task of trying to remove a stain that has already bound to the fabric in question because they lack the necessary tools and knowledge.
This is why professional cleaning companies list stain removal from carpets and upholstery as one of their most sought-after services. Sometimes, home owners can even make the stain worse by using inappropriate techniques to address the area, such as scrubbing the stain and thereby causing it to run deeper and become that much harder to remove. While a cleaning professional can deal with any potential damage that improper cleaning caused, if you are faced with a stain that you are unsure how to deal with, it’s best to gently blot the area with a piece of fabric  as you wait for the cleaners to arrive.
It’s very unlikely that you have a stain that the carpet cleaning professionals haven’t already encountered in their years of service. Because of this, you can relax in the knowledge that your carpets and upholstery are being treated by an experienced professional familiar with all the right ways to address the stains. Different types of stains require different treatment depending on their causes, but it’s safe to say that no matter the type of stain you have on your fabric, the cleaning specialist will be able to restore it to pristine or almost-pristine condition.
A hot water extraction machine is an example of the type of expensive machinery that a professional will use to deal with hardened stains. This highly efficient tool wouldn’t otherwise be available to you because of its high price and you might be unsure on how to appropriately handle it even if it was. These machines work by breaking down the source of the stain within the fabric with powerful bursts of hot water and then extracting the entire stain with a powerful specialized vacuum. Of course, the cleaners might use a host of other methods depending on the stain in question and, perhaps more importantly, its age and severity.
It’s important to stay realistic when it comes to your expectations of stain removal, even when done by trained professionals. The longer a stain has been left unaddressed, the harder it will be to remove any trace of it, especially on white fabric. Because of this, you shouldn’t postpone an evaluation and treatment of the stained area, and should call for cleaning services as soon as you become aware of it. Also, some stains are simply impossible to completely remove because of the materials that might have caused it, but satisfactory improvements can always be achieved – the cleaning professional will give you a fair and accurate assessment of what you can expxect once the procedure is done.