Carpet Wicking – What is it and how to Prevent it

Carpet wicking is a condition that can occur when cleaning your carpets. It happens when the deeper parts of the carpet fibres absorb all the excess moisture from the cleaning process. 

What Causes Wicking?

Wicking is caused by using too much water during the cleaning process. When too much water is used, it saturates the carpet fibers and causes them to swell. As the fibers swell, they absorb more water and cause the deeper parts of the fiber to push that moisture upward through evaporation. This causes the browning of your home’s carpet. 

How to Prevent Wicking?

First, you will want to make sure that you use a low moisture carpet cleaning method. This will help to prevent too much moisture from being absorbed by the carpet fibers. 

Second, you will want to make sure that you dry the carpets thoroughly after cleaning. You can do this by using fans or open windows to help circulate air and speed up the drying process.

Third, Call Big Ben Cleaning and let our professional and knowledgeable staff take care of the carpet cleaning for you. After all it’s what we do best – Call Andrea today to book a FREE estimate – 403-460-8989

Last Words 

Wicking is a condition that can occur when cleaning your carpets if too much water is used during the process as mentioned in the previous paragraph. 

Taking the above steps will help keep your carpets looking new for longer. 

For a carpet cleaning experience that is second to none, choose Big Ben Cleaning. You won’t be disappointed. 

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