If you think about the one thing that you use to clean, cook and drink you are most likely thinking about water. Water is a necessity for life to exist on the earth. It is needed for plants, animals and people and it even makes up over 70% of the earth’s surface. It may seem that water being so pure would never cause a spot on carpet and upholstery but it can. A water stain needs to be treated if you notice it on your carpet or upholstery just like any other spill. Leading Carpet Cleaning outlines what water spots and stains are, as well as the best way to clean them.

What Causes Water Spots, Stains & Watermarks on Carpet?

To understand about water leaving a spot on the carpet and upholstery you need to understand a little more about water. Water is made up of two elements, hydrogen and oxygen. They combine to form H2O and that translates into water. If the water in your home was pure, a water spot or stain would never happen but that is just not the case. As the water that is collected travels through the earth it is picking up more debris. It is full of minerals and sediment that become part of the water. This is what your city of county has to work with and they will treat the water but all the extra additives will not be removed. They also tend to add more to the water that is distributed to you such as fluoride. With these additives in the water the spill that might end up on your carpet can leave a spot. The moisture from the spill will dry out and the sediment stays behind. The spot looks like white lines that are usually around the outside of the original spill. It can be unsightly when left untreated so you need to know how to take care of it.

How Do You Get Water Stains Out of Carpet?

You may think the best way to treat a water spot on your carpet is to use some type of mild acid such as vinegar. Although this will break down the minerals and sediments it could potentially cause damage to your carpet or upholstery. There is a better process to deal with a water spot. You can use a spray bottle that is full of warm water. Spray the area and allow it to sit on the spot for about 30 seconds. After it is allowed to sit you need to do something to agitate the sediment. You can use your hands or a soft brush to move it around. After it is ready to remove you can use a wet/dry vac to pull up the water and the sediment. The spot should be gone.

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If you are struggling to get rid of water spots or any other spots you want to contact a professional carper cleaner like Leading Carpet Cleaning. We have the tools and capability to come out and treat all the spots on your carpet and upholstery. Call us today!