Steam cleaning pet stains

What type of stains will steam cleaning remove?

Steam cleaning is highly effective in removing all types of stains

Steam cleaning is an excellent way to bring back the beauty in our flooring. One of the amazing benefits of steam cleaning is that, not only is it possible across a wide variety of flooring styles—such as laminate flooring, hardwood flooring, carpet, and even tile flooring—but that steam cleaning has some amazing cleaning power, and can often remove even persistent stains and markings.

Many homeowners and residents seek steam cleaning services in order to restore their home’s flooring to its original glory and bring out the best in the spaces around them. So, why is steam cleaning so effective? And, what kinds of stains can steam cleaning help with?

The truth is, steam cleaning can help with a ton of different types of stains—from pet stains to regular foot traffic stains, steam cleaning can be extremely effective. That’s why it can sometimes be so helpful to call in the help of a professional carpet cleaner.

The reason for this is how steam cleaning works—by sending steam deep into the spaces we’re cleaning, steam cleaning is able to loosen and remove grime and staining even deep out of carpet and upholstery—often without the use of additional harmful chemicals. While other carpet and upholstery cleaning methods might rely on harsh chemicals, steam cleaning often relies only on water, and sometimes a small amount of soap.

In order to demonstrate how effective steam cleaning can be, we’ll explore some of the various types of stains that can be removed with steam cleaning.

Pet Stains

Many of us know the frustration of pet stains on carpet and upholstery. While we love the company of our non-human companions, and they can be some of the most important parts of our lives, pets can also be a significant source of dirt and stains around the house. Whether from muddy paws, or accidents around the house, pets can create some big messes.

Many homeowners wonder if they’ll ever be able to get stains out of their carpets or upholstery. Particularly from accidents, muddy paws, and pets getting sick, which can be some of the biggest sources of mess around the home. The good news? Steam cleaning can be highly effective at removing pet stains—even those that have been there for so long, you’d almost forgotten they were there.

Food Stains

When we think of staining, we often think of beverages, but food can stain as well. And, just like other types of staining, food stains can be long-standing eyesores. Many of us are familiar with food stains. They can appear quickly and persist for long afterwards.

While you may have grown resigned to a dark spot on the carpet or sofa that commemorates the time you dropped a plate of hot wings and couldn’t quite get that stain all the way out, there is good news. Steam cleaning can be one of the most effective ways to remove food stains—even ones that have been around for quite a while.

Beverage Stains

Whether your drink of choice in the morning is a glass of orange juice, a hot cup of coffee, or a cup of tea, you’re likely familiar with the staining power of beverages. And that’s not even to mention red wine, grape juice, and soda. Whatever your colored beverage of choice is, chances are it may be able to cause staining. Even clear beverages that contain sugars can make carpet cleaning a challenge and can leave matted or sticky spots or even attract household pests. Beverage stains that have soaked into fibers can be extremely difficult to clean out and, like other types of staining around the house, can be annoyingly persistent.

While many of us have given up trying to remove old coffee stains or red wine stains that have made themselves at home on our favorite furniture and carpets, the truth is that steam cleaning can very often effectively remove even the most stubborn beverage stains—even those that have been there for a long time.

Foot Traffic Markings

Something we often struggle with in homes is keeping our floors clean. We may attempt to impose rules on footwear and utilize rugs around our doors, but we can still end up with significant dirtiness and staining over time across areas of the home that see a lot of foot traffic. Even in homes where shoes are never worn on carpets, dirty socks, moist feet, and skin oils can leave deposits over time in the carpet that can slowly create visibly dirtiness. As such, high-traffic areas in the home, especially those with carpet, can become significantly dirtied and grimy over time, which can detract from the appearance and overall comfort of your home.

Fortunately, as is the case with many other types of stains in carpet and upholstery, steam cleaning can effectively remove much of this dirtiness, restoring our high foot traffic areas to their former glory.

Normal Dirt and Debris

While we’ve covered a few of the big sources of staining and grime around our homes that can be particularly notable on our carpets and upholstered furniture, there are plenty of other everyday sources of grime and staining. Over time, our homes can collect a lot of debris and dirt from a  wide variety of sources. Dirt and debris is a normal part of life, and whether its due to carelessness over time, weather, or location making it difficult to keep dust, sand, or mud out of the house, or any of the other myriad random factors that can impact our lives, and the dirt in our homes is no exception.

Even if we don’t have any stains that are the clear result of pets, food, beverages, or foot traffic, we may find that over time, our house simply becomes grimier. Carpets and upholstery can become worn down and darkened over time.

The good news is that steam cleaning can be highly effective at removing years of grime and dirt from our favorite carpets and furniture.

The Bottom Line

The truth is, steam cleaning is a highly effective way to clean even very difficult-to-clean surfaces in our homes. In addition to being useful for hardwood, laminate, and even tile flooring, steam cleaning can be a highly effective way to clean carpet and upholstery—and even the staining that these materials can attract. Whether it’s pet stains, food stains, beverage stains, foot traffic stains, or just normal dirt and debris, steam cleaning is often a highly effective way to remove persistent stains from the home.

Whether you’re looking for restoration services, tile, and grout cleaning, hardwood floor cleaning, or carpet cleaning, don’t hesitate to reach out today! At Steem Master, we have more than 30 years of experience and serve clients in middle Tennessee with locations in both Clarksville and Murfreesboro.