How Mud Damages Carpet

February 26, 2019 Published by Leave your thoughts

Spring is going to be here sooner than you know it, which means the muddy season will be following close behind. Already we get a fair amount of rain here during the winter in the Pacific Northwest, but expect that to increase once March and April hit. This means you’re going to have to be careful that children and pets do not drag mud into your home after coming in from outside.

Why is it so important, beyond just aesthetic reasons, to keep mud out of your home? Here’s some information from a company that offers deep carpet cleaning in Lincoln City, OR about how mud can cause some significant damage to the carpets in your home.

Ongoing damage to carpet fibers

When mud gets trapped in a carpet, it essentially destroys the material of that carpet from the inside out. Mud and dirt particles are easily pushed deeper down into the fibers of the carpet when anyone walks on it. In addition, people who attempt to clean up mud on carpets also often use improper cleaning techniques, which can also force the dirt down deeper into the carpet fibers.

In either circumstance, the dirt will cause the fibers to wear down, which can eventually put the structural integrity of the carpet at risk. Over time, tears and holes can start to form in the carpeting, which isn’t just unsightly—it’s also a safety hazard, as it can make it easy for people to trip over those tears and holes and potentially injure themselves.

For these reasons, it’s crucial not just to do what you can to avoid dragging mud into the house and onto the carpet in the first place, but also to avoid behaviors that push the mud already on the carpet deeper into its fibers.

Dealing with stains

As we mentioned previously, mud being pushed down into the carpet can result in stains and discoloration, as well as weakened fibers that can break apart, resulting in holes in the carpet. Once dirt and mud have gotten into the fibers, it’s going to be too deep for most cleaning methods to be able to remove it. A vacuum cleaner certainly won’t help you out in this situation. In addition, the deeper the dirt and grime gets, the duller the carpet will get and the less aesthetically pleasing it will look. At this point, you’re going to be hard pressed to be able to thoroughly clean the carpet yourself, which means the services of professional cleaners will be necessary.

Whether or not you should call in the professionals depends on how deep and big of stains you have, as well as how long it’s been since your last professional cleaning. Even if you don’t have a huge stain that you’re dealing with in your carpet, it’s still a good idea to schedule a cleaning once every year or so to make sure your carpet stays in good condition.

Contact the team at Paradise Carpet Cleaners Inc. today to schedule your deep carpet cleaning in Lincoln City, OR.

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