Everyone who has experienced winter has seen it. During the winter season, salt and ice melt products are used and ground-in matted areas with white salt stains on many carpets. Trying to prevent them seem pointless and attempts in removing the stains will result in more stain or even permanent damage.
This article from Sani Tech Services will tackle about salt stain and the ways to prevent it.
The Science of Salt
Rock salt and other products that are used in melting snow and ice during winter contain different types of chemicals including, calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate and sodium chloride. Although it’s widely presumed that these chemicals are acidic, they, in fact, have high levels of pH that ranges from 7 to 11, making them highly alkaline.
You might wonder why this distinction is important. As moisture ensues from evaporating ice and snow, it leaves behind a white residue due …