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Old 09-01-21, 04:14 PM
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carpet dirt

I sit at an area that is slowly darkening where my feet are.
It began when I bought some slippers with a tacky sole.
I threw them out and have tried to clean the area about 16" x 20" with woolite carpet cleaner to no avail.
It says to spray, let dry then vacuum
My question is am I making it worse if the color beneath the tan rug is really dark fiber or should I clean it further to get closer to its natural tan?
Would warm water and mild soap with a lightly agitated brush do?
Or warm water with a mild soap and removing by pressing paper towel on the wet area?
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Part of the problem is dirt/staining of the fibers but if they're wearing down more than those around them, they will stand out from that as well and no amount of cleaning can fix that. I would clean it the best you can and then consider a small mat or rug for that area of the carpet.
 
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Is the carpet tan or darker?
This will help me know to wash out not.
 
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A lot depends on what is causing the darkening. If it's simply dirt then shampooing should help a lot. That is spraying, scrubbing and thoroughly vacuuming while it's still wet. If some solvents, chemicals or other have come off your shoes cleaning might be more difficult but I would still start with a wet shampooing. If you have a wet/dry shop vac you can use that or you can buy a small carpet shampooer online or rent one from your local home center.
 
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I'll try. Thank you.
 
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Be careful, scrubbing carpet can take the twist out of the yarn and then that area will be flatter than the rest.
 
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I had the rug cleaned two years ago and he said it would not be bumpy. After two years of seeing bumps which he said would not appear if cleaned I called and the same son balked. I finally texted the owner and he sent a crew over. They stretched and cleaned and all is well. It was to cost for the cleaning but the stretch for free but I gave him some money for the stretch and feel good about the whole deal.. Thanks all.
 
 

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