Have you ever cleaned your carpets or had a professional carpet cleaning, only to find that when the carpets dry, stains and odour return, or even worsen? This has a lot to do with the wicking effect.

Professional carpet cleaning is designed to thoroughly clean the “pile” of the carpet. The pile is the fibres that make up the part of the carpet that you see. It may be tight, like a berber, or it may be thick and long like a shag. Past the pile, is the backing, and under the carpet itself is underlay. The problem is, spills do not confine themselves to the surface, or the pile of the carpet. If you don’t find the spill immediately it may soak through the backing and into the underlay. The spreading of the stain below the surface will often be larger than what you see on the surface. 

When your carpets are professionally cleaned, the spills deep in the carpet, and possibly into the underlay can “wick” or be drawn up the damp carpet fibres to the surface, where they appear larger than before, and bring an unpleasant odour. 

If the spot or stain was from urine, Alberta Carpet Cleaning uses a professional grade, pet safe enzyme based product called Bio-Treat ™ to treat urine stains and odours. Bio-Treat ™ is applied following your cleaning and the active formula works over the next 24 to 48 hours to actually digest any residual organic material and stains, improving the appearance and the smell. For extensive staining/odours that return to the dry carpet after the use of BioTreat™, we will return to reapply the product to ensure the stain is thoroughly and completely digested.

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Alberta Carpet Cleaning Reviews

We had our dining room chairs done ! And some tub chairs done. Really needed it ! Turned out great. Alberta Carpet/furnature cleaning tech,was very knowledgeable. They look like new. Thanks to Alberta Carpet/Furniture/ Furnace cleaning.

- William Ratcliffe

Very pleased with the service for both carpet and furnace duct cleaning. The costs for the services were clearly explained at the time we booked our appointment. The technicians arrived at the expected time. After assessing the work that had to be done, the technicians once again explained the costs of the job. There were no hidden cost surprises. The technicians were courteous and took the necessary measures to prevent any damage to our home. All in all, we were pleased with the work and professionalism of the technicians. Excellent job!

- Lawrence Pshyk

I hired Alberta Carpet Cleaning to clean my large area rug. They were amazing. They picked up my rug from my home and dropped it off as well. It was so easy. Mark did an amazing job! He was super fussy and ended up calling me to ask if he could keep it a bit longer because it was still smelling weird. Now it looks and smells brand new! I would highly recommend their service! Thanks Alberta Carpet Cleaning!

- Karen Gartner

Great job done and some of the best customer service I've encountered. The technician (Jason) was very friendly and personable. He was very quick and efficient in his work. The carpets look and smell great! Very happy with my choice to use Alberta Carpet Cleaning! I'm sure I will repeat in the future.

- Markvl

Very happy with our carpet cleaning today. Jason was awesome! Would totally recommend it if you’re looking for a thorough cleaning. Our home smells very fresh, not overly scented. I do have a strong sensitivity to scent and chemical and so far so good!

- V T