There are many problems that can affect a carpet. One of those problems is cellulose browning. It is a fairly common problem with older carpets but can also affect newer carpets. Learn a little about this problem by reading this article.

Cellulose browning is a brown discoloration to the carpet. It normally appears after a carpet cleaning or after the carpet has been flooded or otherwise damaged by water. What happens is that there is a chemical reaction at the backing of the carpet. The carpet fibers then cause the discoloration to rise to the surface due to capillary action. This problem is much more common in older carpets where a jute backing is used but can affect modern carpet under the right conditions. It is however still very rare to see this type of problem on newer latex backed carpets. The treatment for this problem involves the application of an acid based cleaning agent to help neutralize the PH of the carpet and remove the browning. Because it requires special chemicals and techniques treatment of this problem is best left to professional carpet cleaners. They have the tools and skills to handle this type of job.

Hopefully this article has given you some good information on this problem. If you think you have a problem with cellulose browning you should consult a local carpet cleaning company. They should be able to take care of the problem but be prepared because sometimes the damage is permanent or may not be able to be completely removed.

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