Carpet Cleaning Myths
There are so many carpet cleaning myths floating around that it’s hard to know what is true and what isn’t. When it comes to your carpet, you can’t afford to rely on faulty information. Using processes or tools incorrectly can permanently damage your carpet, ruining the look of any room in just an instant.
We’ve busted some of the most common carpet cleaning myths so you know the best ways to clean and care for your carpets.
Myth: “Carpet cleaning can replace regular vacuuming.”
Truth: Carpet cleaning deep cleans your carpet in a way vacuuming can’t. Carpet should be vacuumed on a regular basis to clean up crumbs, dirt, pet hair, dust and other debris. Vacuuming your carpet will help keep your carpet looking clean between deep carpet cleanings.
Myth: “Carpet cleaning ruins the original look of carpet, so don’t clean it unless absolutely necessary.”
Truth: Modern carpet cleaners, and cleaning chemicals, are completely safe to use on carpets. They are designed to firmly but gently reach down between the fibres of your carpet to clean them completely.
In fact, one of the best ways to keep your carpet looking like new is to clean it on a regular basis. When you use a cleaner on your carpets, you will be amazed at how clean and new they look, even in high-traffic areas.
Myth: “Carpet should rarely be cleaned with a high-powered cleaner.”
Truth: Carpet should be cleaned on a regular basis. The misconception that powerful cleaners somehow damage or wear out carpets is not true. When you hire a professional carpet cleaner, they help rid carpets of the effects of lots of wear and use, making them look fresh, clean and new again.
Myth: “You only need to clean your carpet if you can see stains.”
Truth: Even if you can’t see stains in your carpet, it still needs to be cleaned on a regular basis. While a carpet cleaner can help remove stains, it does much more than that. It cleans deep down in your carpet where debris has settled and even become trampled into the fibres.
Another reason to clean your carpet even if it looks clean is to rid it of dust, pollen and pet hair that can irritate allergies. These things can’t always be seen, but they are there, no matter how many times you vacuum.
Myth: “All carpet cleaning processes are the same.”
Truth: It may seem like all carpet cleaners and processes are the same, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are actually a few different kinds of cleaning processes and using the right one is important.
Steer clear of cleaners that use dry methods that allow chemicals to dry in your carpet or use dry materials to clean it. These methods aren’t very effective and can actually cause damage. Always make sure the carpet cleaner you hire is a professional.
Myth: “Regular carpet cleaning will shrink my carpet, ruining it forever.”
Truth: Unless you leave your carpet soaking wet when you’re done cleaning it, your carpet won’t shrink. Shrinkage is caused when extremely wet carpet is left to dry for a long period of time.
Myth: “Carpet cleaning will promote the growth of mould and mildew.”
Truth: It’s true that carpet cleaning will make your carpet wet and moist, but it won’t promote the growth of mould or mildew. In fact, the chemicals will clean and sanitise your carpet, making it cleaner.
Article source: hss.com
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