Once carpet is installed, most people don’t think about what is happening underneath. Carpet is always installed with a layer of padding beneath it. It’s what gives the carpet its support and is part of the reason why your carpet feels so soft and plushy under your feet. It can even improve room insulation and soundproofing. 

Having an extra layer of foam-rubber padding underneath your carpet is great for absorbing the weight of constant foot traffic, but that also means it’s collecting and absorbing other things such as moisture. 

Damage to carpet padding is not something many homeowners often think about but should be aware of. The same spots and stains that impact your carpet’s surface also harm the padding below. Thanks in part to its absorbent capabilities. 

Spills and pet accidents are inevitable in any household, and time is of the essence when addressing spots and stains. When not taken care of correctly or in a timely fashion, more opportunity is given for a spill to settle deep in the base of the carpet and carpet padding.

 A Spot or Stain can Cause Irreversible Damage

One of the most common causes of a damaged carpet base and carpet padding is moisture. This can result from flooding, over-wetting, or over-shampooing the carpet when trying to DIY clean a pesky spot or stain. Once a liquid has been absorbed and settles into the base of the carpet and carpet pad, mildew can start growing in as little as 48 to 72 hours.

In addition to water damage, spots and stains caused by a biological substance such as pet urine or vomit should also be handled promptly. Left unattended, these substances break down and are absorbed by the carpet, which can lead to irreversible carpet damage and create hazardous growth that spreads quickly and opens up the potential mildew growth to occur on the surface of floorboards and even at the base of walls. If these spots get into the padding, the padding must be replaced to prevent the spots from wicking back to the surface. This is the reason most spots “resurface” after being cleaned.

Adverse Health Effects

With little airflow, a dark and damp environment can quickly produce. Depending on the severity of a spill, carpet padding can remain wet for days and even weeks. 

Spots and stains left unattended and absorbed into carpet padding can lead to more than just damaged carpet and floorboards, but can also have adverse effects on the air quality in your home.  Mildew can cause musty and damp smells and create poor air quality that can trigger breathing ailments to those with allergies or other respiratory issues. 

How Do I Know When it’s Time to Replace Carpet?

  Your carpet is more than 10 years old

Many carpet manufacturers recommend carpet be replaced after 10 years. When shopping for carpet, make sure you know and understand all manufacturer recommendations for cleaning and replacing your specific carpet type. 

 Permanent  stains

Have you had your carpet professionally cleaned, and the stains don’t come out?? Over long periods, older stains that have become so embedded and absorbed deep in carpet fibers can be nearly impossible to remove.   

  Original colors have faded, and carpet fibers are frayed

This is especially true for areas where there is high foot traffic. The carpet will show obvious signs of ‘’traffic lanes” (sections of carpet that are heavily worn and weighed down). 

  Lack of support padding when you walk

In addition to “traffic lanes,” you may start to notice a lack of padding or support in worn-down areas of your carpet. If you can’t feel the padding underneath your feet as you walk along the carpet, it’s time for a replacement. 

    Foul or stinky odors that will not go away

If odors are still present after a professional cleaning, this could be a sign of a more significant underlying issue that needs to be addressed. Many times, it is mildew growth at the layer of the carpet padding or other spills/accidents that have penetrated deep in the padding.

  Wrinkles and large tears that are not repairable 

Some small areas of carpet with holes or minor tears are often easily fixable. However, carpet that has large tears or shows signs of wrinkles or waves are often beyond repair. 

The TruRinse Approach

 Regular carpet cleaning and maintenance is important for preventing unnecessary damage to your home and health. It is recommended that your carpet be cleaned at least once per year, more often in areas where there is high foot traffic or when you need help removing the toughest of stains.  

 The professional carpet technicians at TruRinse use a state-of-the-art cleaning wand with powerful suction and a truck mount system to steam clean your carpets. This powerful suction takes out the moisture from your carpet along with all the dirt. Keeping the moisture from traveling down to the base of the carpet and the carpet pad and taking out as much moisture as we allow for a faster drying time of hours, not days. It is important to note that this process prevents moisture from getting into the pad; however, it does not clean the padding underneath. If there are spots or spills coming from the padding, the padding is best taken care of by replacing it.

 Book an appointment at trurinse.com/book or call us at (801) 226-6827 and let TruRinse handle your carpet cleaning needs. Satisfaction is guaranteed. You can also check out our monthly special here. 

Leann B.
Leann B.
Kaleb and Derek cleaned... a very stained area of children's bedrooms and stairs. It looks perfect. Can believe it. Thanks!read more
Tami W.
Tami W.
Jed did a really great... job. He was very friendly and thorough!read more
Lindi M.
Lindi M.
Great customer service... from beginning to end. Booking an appointment was easy and the technicians were on time and great to work with. I love that my house doesn’t smell like chemicals but my carpet is clean!read more
Angelique E.
Angelique E.
Vince and Colby were... awesome! Polite and efficient. The carpets look incredible. We will definitely use TruRinse again.Thank you!read more
Katie T.
Katie T.
Jacob did the most... amazing job cleaning my carpet. He was on time and was incredibly professional through out the entire experience. THANK YOU trurinse ◡̈ i’ll definitely recommend you to my family!!read more
Marti I.
Marti I.
Friendly and very... professional service. Thank you Blake for making our carpet look so good.read more
Samantha M.
Samantha M.
We are thrilled with... TruRinse! Blake did an AMAZING job with our carpets, stairs and couch. Blake was very knowledgeable and honest with the many questions we had. He was also very punctual, polite and professional.The person who booked our appointment was very kind and made booking a breeze. Once the carpet dried, it looks and feels brand new! We will absolutely use TruRinse again and be recommending them to all of friends and family. Thank you!!read more
Maggie H.
Maggie H.
Kaleb and Allan did an... incredible job! I am in shock with how clean my rugs and sectional are! They cleaned our tile floors and the grout is a completely different color than before because it was so dirty! I didn’t realize how dirty my floors were! I am SO impressed and thrilled with my clean house!read more
Andalin B.
Andalin B.
We are very happy with... this service. Matt did an exceptional job removing soap residue. Carpet looks great! Highly recommended!read more
Austin
Austin
Kaleb just cleaned our... couch. He was fantastic and great with our kids as well. We will definitely be TruRinse customers for the long term.read more
Megan J.
Megan J.
TruRinse did a great... job. They were prompt, efficient and friendly.read more
Angela K.
Angela K.
Ive used tgem 3 times.... Carpets look great.nice staff.read more
Heidi R.
Heidi R.
Kaleb and Derek did a... great job! The carpets look amazing!read more
JR
JR
Jacob was really great... to work with. He walked through the process with us and did a very thorough job. Turned out awesome!read more
Lisa L.
Lisa L.
Fit me in. Prompt. Top... notch job!! Our carpets look new again!read more
Megan R.
Megan R.
Andrew was on time,... efficient and friendly . Great serviceread more
Lariana A.
Lariana A.
Excelente servicio. Muy... amablesread more
Aaron B.
Aaron B.
Amazing job. Most... thorough carpet and couch cleaning we have ever had. Very happy. Colby was our carpet cleaner and he went above and beyond to get everything spotless and to make sure our house was protected from the hose throughout the process. Thanks Colby!read more
Jacob T.
Jacob T.
I Bought the TruRinse... Solution Spray Bottle from Andrew and it work's AMAZING it has helped me clean up many spot's no matter if it is Soda, juice, throw up, or anything else that need's cleaning it is the very first thing that I try and it work's great BUY IT thank you Andrew and thank you TruRinse!!read more
Mary anne G.
Mary anne G.
We REALLY got our... money's worth!! The carpets are cleaner than they've ever been since original instalation 18 years ago... and we have kids and dogs!read more
Autumn M.
Autumn M.
I had them come and... clean my carpets and spot clean my couch before I moved out. Blake did an amazing job was very professional and made it look like it was brand new carpet got the stains out of my couch as well. I couldn't believe how clean it was very impressed and the price was just as good very low cost for an amazing clean and fresh smell not a bunch of chemical smells either a very clean fresh smell i love it. I will most definitely use them again and will be recommending them to everyone.read more
Barlowem
Barlowem
Kaleb and Brady were... amazing! They were so professional. They showed up a couple of minutes before our scheduled time which was so nice that they were so prompt. They were very thorough and our carpet looks so much better! I will definitely recommend them to family and friends! Thanks again!read more
Robyn M.
Robyn M.
This is the second time... we’ve hired this company and they’ve gone above and beyond both times. We had Andrew clean our carpets today and he was so positive, professional, attentive, and generous. The carpets look amazing. He was able to get crushed slime out of our master bedroom carpet and toddler urine out of my daughter’s bedroom. 😂 You would never know how much my kids abuse these carpets based on these “after” pictures. Thank you, Andrew and the TruRinse team who set up the appointment and communicated so clearly. I will continue to recommend you to everyone I know and will be reaching out in the future for another cleaning! Also, I REALLY appreciate the very clean, fragrance free, natural salt product you use! It cleans so well without any of the junk!!! 👏👏👏read more
Stephanie M.
Stephanie M.
Kaleb & Brady did an... amazing job. They were able to come even earlier than expected, the carpet looks amazing and they helped us with some products we needed. I would highly recommend TruRinse!read more
Brian H
Brian H
TruRinse did a... first-class job! Our kitchen tile was fairly clean before TruRinse cleaned it, so I was surprised by how much cleaner they got it. Looks new again. TruRinse personnel (Blake and Brady) were professional and worked efficiently. We highly recommend TruRinse.read more
Beth L.
Beth L.
Been using TruRinse... since they began. Comparable to ZeroRez, but local—we like that!read more
TaRhea N.
TaRhea N.
My carpets look great!!... The employee was very kind and considerate.read more
melanie S.
melanie S.
Jacob cleaned my carpets... better than they have ever been cleaned before he did an excellent job!!!read more
Toni C.
Toni C.
Had the TruRinse team... out again to spring clean my carpets and chair! Our technician was very knowledgeable and very kind, he took extra care making sure our baseboards and door frames weren’t scuffed from the hoses!!! Our carpet and chair look brand new again! Thanks again TruRinse team, we will never use anyone else!!!read more
Tracey B.
Tracey B.
I am so impressed with... TruRinse carpet cleaning. Vince was my technician and he took such good care to clean my carpets. He attended to the smallest detail!read more
Syria De La C.
Syria De La C.
Phenomenal job! Great... service!!read more
Martha S.
Martha S.
The guys did an... excellent job. They were thorough and quick. Very pleased with the cleaned carpets. Dried fast! Back in within 24 hours. Thank you Vince and Colby! Cream colored carpet, 3 hounds and lots of people traffic make for a challenge; you made it look flawless.read more
Heather S.
Heather S.
My daughter spilled some... black paint on her bedroom carpet. I worked at it for 2 days trying to get it out with no success. A friend of mine gave me TruRinse’s number and they came right over and was able to get the spot out!! They are the ONLY carpet cleaners I’ll ever use.Thank you Matt!!read more
Susan H.
Susan H.
Matt with TruRinse make... my carpet and tile floors look like new!! He did such a great job! I highly recommend Matt and his company!read more
Ariel M.
Ariel M.
Totally recommended,... good price and excellent service.Colby 10/10🙌🏼read more
Ashlee S.
Ashlee S.
Vince and Brady did a... great job! Our carpets look amazing.read more
ROB A.
ROB A.
We are very happy with... the carpet cleaning work they did. Blake and Colby were good to explain the process, take care to make sure the hoses didn’t mark anything and that we were happy with the result. We will definitely use Turin’s again.read more
Spencer C.
Spencer C.
The attention to detail... with a vacuum, spray solution, a carpet rake to work out any trouble areas and the cleaning process is far superior to a company that spells their name forward or backwards the same. Love their up front pricing… compared to the service fees on top of “specials” that others have had. Technician was clean, wore booties, was respectful of my time and questions I had. I’m a happy customer.read more
Francesca M.
Francesca M.
Absolutely excellent.... Both Blake and Colby were kind and professional. The service was quick and the rug turned out better than new. Very grateful for their efficiency and kindness.read more
Sheryl R.
Sheryl R.
After a bad experience... with a well known carpet cleaning company, I was referred to TruRinse by a family member. I am so impressed with their service and knowledge. They have been so helpful with our home as well as our rentals. Matt came over to do some repairs after it was cleaned and it looks fantastic! I am a customer for life!read more
Ariel W.
Ariel W.
Professional, all stains... removed job well done. Will use services again Thank you!read more
Trisha K.
Trisha K.
Oh my word these guys... are awesome! I heard about them from a friend who does daycare and decided to give them a try (i have used other in the past, usually disappointing-zerorez was sadly the worst)... I asked for the same technician she used (Jacob) just to be on the safe side, but was assured all their technicians are great ;).... these guys were kind, professional, fast and my carpets look BEAUTUFUL! After a huge Easter party, we had silly putty, baby food pouch splatter, throw up etc, i mean my carpet was rough! So got i called the next day lol! They were able to come out when i needed and really did a fabulous job! Thankyou sooo much!!! Supernice that they cared they did their job they didn't add any extra fees, not for anybof those spots, nothing! Way to run a good business!:)read more
Diane M.
Diane M.
Colby did an awesome job... cleaning my carpets. The carpets look great and the protective solution he applied has a nice clean smell. The price was very affordable. I will definitely use them again.read more
Vaughn C.
Vaughn C.
Excellent service;... prompt, courteous, friendly and professional. We had our carpet cleaned and stretched. Our carpet had several ripples and all have been completely eliminated. Our carpet looks like new. We are very satisfied. Outstanding work.read more
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