Wicking. What is it and how to stop it. For Good.
Stubborn stains can bothersome. Have you ever tried to remove stains on your own only to discover those stains reappear after a cleaning? Let’s learn more about the process.
When there is a spill that’s rather significant the stain on the surface of your carpet is often smaller in size that what settles on the backing. Wicking is an action that draws soil from the backing of the carpet or substrate to the surface of the carpet fibers.
As moisture evaporates stains walk up the carpet fibers when the drying process has occurred. This causes the stain to “wick” back up to the surface.
As if this problem isn’t enough, residues from cleaning solutions can also attract soil after cleaning. This will leave you with a never ending, frustrating process with a stain that seems to never go away!!
Our low moisture cleaning process in 90% of the time will resolve these issues. Since less water is being used the likelihood of stains “wicking” back to the surface is significantly reduced. This is due in part by not allowing any water to soak the carpet backing. Also, this is a very green process and the chemistry we use doesn’t leave a residue behind.
Additional steps may be taken to rapid dry the area with additional bonnet absorption.
If you have stubborn stains that seem to never go away, get in touch with us to discuss your cleaning and maintenance solutions.