3 Misconceptions About Cleaning Carpets That Can Cost You


When you have carpeting in your home, keeping it clean is the best way to ensure that it is going to last for a long time to come. However, many people clean their carpets the wrong way, and this can actually cause more damage. This is mostly due to misconceptions that surround how carpeting should be cleaned. Here are three misconceptions you should know about:

Carpets Only Need to be Cleaned When Dirty: 

The problem with waiting until your carpeting is visibly dirty is that the dirt that sits underneath the fibers is going to become set in. This can potentially lead to stains that are going to be difficult to get out. On top of this, since dirt is abrasive, it can also lead to some of the fibers becoming damaged, which can leave visible tears. It's best to vacuum your carpeting weekly, even if the carpets don't appear to be dirty because this will take out the dirt from underneath the fibers before it has time to set in. 

All Professionals That Have the Right Equipment Can Properly Clean Your Carpets: 

Many people will turn to carpet cleaning services who charge the least amount because they believe that having the right equipment is all that it takes to properly clean the carpets. However, this is not the case since professionals should also have knowledge about how to specifically treat certain types of stains and certain types of carpeting. The best way to ensure this is to hire professionals who are certified by the IICRC. 

It's Cheaper to Clean the Carpets Yourself: 

In most cases, cleaning your carpets yourself is not going to be cheaper for you in the long run. This is because if you rent the equipment needed to clean your carpeting, sometimes the soap that is used leaves behind a sticky residue that attracts more dirt. This means that you are just going to have to clean your carpets once again in the near future. If you buy your own equipment, you will have to thoroughly clean the equipment to ensure that you are not dragging more dirt around the house the next time that you use it. With the additional labor you have to take on yourself to ensure the carpets stay clean, it actually may just be cheaper and more convenient to hire professionals. 

When you know these three misconceptions about cleaning the carpeting in your home, you can be sure that you don't fall into this way of thinking that can end up costing you more money in the end.


24 May 2016

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Hello, my name is Kirk. Welcome to my website about cleaning. When I developed asthma, I had to figure out the best way to manage my health. Since my asthma worsened with exposure to allergens, I had to dedicate myself to deep cleaning my home on a regular basis. I learned a lot about keeping my home clean using natural products and methods. I also utilize cleaning services when I cannot perform the work myself. I would like to help others learn how to keep their home clean and tidy on their own and with professional help. I hope you will follow along to learn all you can about cleaning your home. Thanks for visiting.