Carpet is a major investment. Many people have told things about carpet care that are not truth. Following bad advice can cause you to ruin your carpet.
Common Myths About Carpet Cleaning
Myth: If My Carpet Is Only A Year Old, Then It Does Not Need To Be Cleaned
Fact: Many people believe that a carpet does not need any cleaning if it is does not look dirty. However, if you wait until your carpet is visibly dirty, then it is probably already damaged. In fact, the soil that is not visible to the eye is likely causing the most damage. The dirt deep down in the carpet is what will destroy it. You cannot remove the dirt deep down in the carpet with just a vacuum cleaner.
Myth: My Carpet Will Shrink After I Have It Cleaned
Fact: Your carpet will not shrink unless it does not dry properly. That is why it is important to hire a professional to clean your carpet. A professional carpet cleaning will ensure that your carpet dries properly.
Myth: My Carpet Does Not Have To Be Vacuumed Every Day
Fact: You may have heard that you only have to vacuum your carpet once a week. However, that is outdated information. Experts recommend daily vacuuming in order to prevent dirt from building up in the carpet. This will not only help your carpet stay clean, but it will also reduce indoor pollutants. Additionally, vacuuming every day can add years to the lifespan of your carpet.
Myth: I Do Not Need A Professional Cleaning If I Use Store-Bought Products And Equipment
Fact: The products and equipment that you purchase at a store do not compare to the ones that a professional uses. Not only do these products have harsh chemicals that can cause serious harm to your carpet and health. Furthermore, these products may not even work. In fact, 33 percent of people who use store-bought products end up damaging the color of their carpet.
Many of the carpet cleaning machines use a lot of water to clean the carpet. If this water is not extracted, then your carpet will be more likely to develop mold and mildew.
Myth: I Can Use Store-Bought Products To Keep My Carpet Fresh
Fact: Most store-bought products have talcum powder. This powder will accumulate in the carpet if it is used repeatedly. You will not be able to remove it with the vacuum cleaner. Problems can result if the talcum powder is exposed to water. That is why many people have to get their carpet removed after just one or two years.
Myth: I Do Not Need A Carpet Cleaning After A Flood
Fact: Simply cleaning up the water is not enough. Mildew and mold can develop within 48 to 72 hours if the carpet is not cleaned. There is special equipment that has to be used in order to properly clean up flood damage. Keep in mind that there are over one million types of mold. Some types of mold are toxic.