This Tampa FL home owner had a heavily soiled traffic, lane in his carpet, right before his balcony door. He had it cleaned several times but it never came clean. He had a professional carpet cleaner come clean it but the results weren’t much better. Then he called Chem-Dry of Tampa FL and cleaned the problem spot in his carpet. You can see the results in the before and after pictures. He was pleased to finally find a carpet cleaner that could remove the stubborn stain.
Traffic lane stains are a fairly common wear pattern in carpets and rugs. They are the result of repeated walking over the same area and are often found in small rooms and doorways. If they are not taken care of when they start to appear they can permanently damage your carpet.
With regular vacuuming and some small alterations they can be avoided all together. Try rearranging your furniture so that you are not using the same walk ways in your rooms over and over again. This will help limit the wear in your carpet and keep soil to a minimum. Using a carpet rake on your carpet will also help by lifting the pile of the carpet and moving soil to the surface.
The best defense against traffic lanes in your carpet is a regular routine of vacuuming. Don’t speed through your vacuuming routine. Slower and more deliberate vacuuming will give you a much better clean and prolong the life of your carpet. If you start to see traffic lanes develop in your carpet call a professional carpet cleaner.