Cellulosic Browning Stain Removal Caused by Too Much Water
Cause of the browning & recurring stain appearing
Wicking and recurring spill stains are a common problem with commercial glue down carpets. They are exacerbated with the use of HWE expecially on Wool Carpets due to the Jute backing of the wool carpets. Cellulosic browning caused by too much water on the Jute backing leads to the browning showing up after a HWE cleaning.
Why did the carpet brown after cleaning?
JUTE BACKING – CELLULOSIC BROWNING
Cellulosic browning may cause the brown discoloration of a carpet or rug after cleaning. Cellulose carpet fibers in jute carpet are susceptible to discoloration when exposed to moisture, come cleaning chemicals, and slow drying. Aging jute fibers can produce brown or reddish colorants, which wick to the carpet surface after cleaning.
Solution: We need to do a separate stain removal of the browning for both nylon & wool carpets.
Note: this MAY be a 2 step process
Why? Wool is a natural fiber and you cannot use a traditional hi alkaline or oxidation process as it will a) destroy the fiber or b) remove the brown & color.
We will apply a treatment and MAY possibly need to come back for a 2nd treatment. So, call us at 310-736-2018 if you need the browning removed or the water stain removed from your carpets.