Have you ever walked into the house and noticed that the carpet in front of the couch or your favorite chair seems darker than the rest of the carpet? You may think that it just seems to look a little dirtier. Direct Carpet Cleaners can tell you not just what it is but what you can do to stop it!
What Causes Dark Spots on Carpet?
Why is it darker? This can be caused by two different reasons. One is simply dirt. When you walk through the house with dirty shoes, you usually sit on the same area on the couch or chair and so that is where the majority of the dirt is left. Even if you think that you wipe your shoes off really good before entering the house, there is still dirt on the soles of your shoes. Then add this to sitting on the same area and you get a buildup in that specific spot. This is the same when it comes to bare feet. The oils on your feet are not good for carpet and can actually cause them to attract more dirt. The second reason it can look darker is from damage.
What kind of damage? The carpet can look darker from damage and this is why. When you take a carpet fiber that is fresh and new, it is a smooth, cylinder shape. When it is like this, light is able to reflect off of it more naturally and it will seem lighter in color. When you add dirt to the carpet and the act of walking around on it, you get an abrasive situation. This is when the dirt is rubbed against the fibers and scratches them up. This in turn makes it so that the light can no longer reflect as well. This can be demonstrated clearly when you think of a window or piece of glass. When it is fresh and new it lets in good light, but if you were to take a piece of sand paper and rough it up, it will no longer allow the light through. The same goes with the fibers of carpet.
How to Removal Dark Spots from Carpet
What can you do? The best thing that you can do is to make sure that no one walks on the carpet with outdoor shoes. You can also make sure that when you are home relaxing that you have cotton socks on your feet to save the carpet from the oils that your feet have naturally. You also want to make sure that you run the vacuum each day and remove the excess dirt that may still be on the carpet.
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The last and most important way to keep your carpet from being damaged is to have it professionally cleaned on a regular basis. This will remove the top layer of dirt and the dirt that gets deep down in the fibers as well.