Bob's Steam Carpet & Rug Treatments

Bob's steam carpet cleaning removes coffee and other stubborn stains with special carpet treatments.

Thanks for the great job on our carpets. Sorry the dog made such a mess! It now smells great!
Adam R.
With 25+ years of experience in the steam cleaning industry, Bob's has a full array of tools and knowledge available to help take care of any carpet cleaning issues. In the event your situation requires special treatments to help preserve your current carpet investment, we may recommend one or more of the following carpet or fabric treatments.  We can also tell you when it would be more economical to replace carpets rather than trying to treat them.

Stain Removal Treatments

Pet Urine Stains
While a traditional steam clean may be enough to remove the appearance of pet stains, often there are additional steps to be taken to remove the damage below the surface and deal with lingering odors.

Our technicians can use a blacklight to detect the area affected by the stain. Treatments will be determined depending on the severity of the stain and may include enzyme and oxization cleaning solutions, pulling up the carpet to treat the underlying padding, or replacing sections of the carpet that have been damaged by the acid effects (delamination).

General or Common Stains on Carpets and Rugs:
The most common stains found in the carpet in the home are water-based, combination oil and water based or protein stains. Since these are all removed by the same type of stain remover, they are all grouped together in this category. Water based carpet stains are typically food, many beverages such as beer, liquor and soft drinks, baby formula, jelly, syrup, latex paint, plain old dirt and many more. Combination oil and water-based stains such as salad dressing, oily foods of all types, chocolate, mayonnaise and many others also fall into this category. Protein stains such as milk, milk products, ice cream, blood, grass and many food items are also general or common stains on carpet. All of these stains are best removed with our General Spot Remover.

Greasy and Oil-Based Stains
Oil-based carpet stains can be among the most difficult to remove because few consumer carpet stain removers are designed to remove such stains. Oil-based carpet and rug stains include adhesives, butter, cooking oils, cosmetics, crayon, some furniture polish, glues, gravy, grease, gum, hand cream, inks, lipstick, margarine, oil, ointment, peanut butter, tar, wax and many others. Liqua-Gel is a citrus-based formula that quickly and safely breaks down these greasy stains for easy removal.

Juice and Dye Stains
Carpet Stains of this type are widely varied given that there are so many different types of dyes found in juices, foods and beverages, medications and so forth. While it is important to remove all spots as soon as possible, time is of the essence even more in terms of juice and dye stains as these dyes can sometimes dye carpet fibers resulting in a permanent stain!

Coffee and Tea Stains
Coffee and tea contain "tannins" that leave brown, tan or yellow discolorations on carpets. Our Coffee and Tea Stain Remover is excellent to remove these carpet stains as well as many other mystery stains that leave brown, tan or yellowish discolorations. When there are large amounts of cream and/or sugar in coffee and tea stains, we will pre-treat with our General Spot Remover first to remove those components of the spill.


Odor Removal Treatments

Pet Odors
We offer several different types of pet odor treatments depending on the severity of the problem and the surface affected. These products work by either cleaning the surface, usign enzymes to consume the source of the odor, replacing the scent or by creating a barrier over the surface.

Mold/Mildew Odors
This type of treatment is common when recovering from a flood. We offer several types of treatments that are designed to disinfect the surfaces and kill odor causing bacteria, such as Microban®.

Smoke Odors
We also offer treatments to help eliminate odors from tobacco smoke and fire damage on carpets, walls, upholstory, and other surfaces.


Carpet Protection Treatments

3M Scotchguard®, Bane-GuardTM, Sta-Clene® and Teflon® Advanced Carpet & Upholstory Protectors
Authorized Scotchgard (Scotchguard) Carpet Protector Application Technician
Authorized Teflon Carpet Protector Application Technician

These treatments can optionally be applied after cleaning to help carpets and furnishings resist stains from both oil and water based foods, including soft drinks, coffee, tea, red wine and grease. They also make blotting up liquid spills easier, help stains release more easily when carpet and upholstery are cleaned, revitalize mill applied stain protection and actually make vacuuming easier.

Some carpet manufacturer warranties are voided if the specified treatments are not used routinely or the wrong treatments are applied.

Benefits of our carpet protection treatments:

  • Help protect against both oil and water based stains.
  • Help carpet fibers resist soiling.
  • Help spills blot up before they become stains.
  • Help stains release more easily when carpet and upholstery is cleaned.
  • Help carpet and upholstery stay clean longer.
  • Effective against fruit drinks, soft drinks and frozen fruit treats.
  • Rejuvenate the protective treatment applied at the mill.
  • Stains release more easily, spills blot up before they become stains.
  • Vacuuming is more effective to remove soil

After applying a protector, the following guidelines are recommended:

  1. Avoid using the room.
  2. If it is necessary to walk on the carpet, wear clean shoes or white stockings.
  3. Avoid walking on carpet with bare feet.
  4. Keep children and pets off the carpet.
  5. Weather permitting, open windows to provide fresh air
  6. Remove caged pets from room.
  7. Customer should be out of room during application.

If you have questions about how these treatments work, detailed technical information is available from Bob.

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