Here's a situation: You are eating in your living room in your Edmonds home and you reach for your drink, only to have it slip from your hand and fall on your white carpet. Or for some of you, you walk into the room to find that your toddler has decided that instead of drinking their juice, they will spill it out all over the carpet. What's your first reaction? Well, run to the closet and grab the Resolve, OxiClean, or other similar product of course!
Before you proceed, read below:
Many of these common carpet cleaners can actually end up being more harmful than helpful. In them is what are called optical brighteners which are dangerous to put into carpet, upholstery, or even clothing. Essentially what optical brighteners do is create a "whitening" effect by reflecting more blue light and less yellow. This makes the carpet appear cleaner without actually cleaning. Most importantly, the optical brighteners create unstable dyes in the fibers of the carpet, upholstery or clothing and can cause a bleaching effect. This will rarely happen right when the cleaner is applied, but once something else is mixed with it (solutions from a professional carpet cleaner, another household cleaner, etc), the bleach will seemingly magically appear, leaving you with a permanent spot.At Sno-King Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, we have two solutions for this. The first is to have us clean for you and as a new customer you will receive a free bottle of our own spot cleaner-free for life! If you want to purchase your own, a good cleaner that we recommend is called Folex. Thank you for reading!