Being in the carpet cleaning business for several years I’ve heard quite a number of stories and misconceptions about carpet cleaning.
It may be 2018, but these misconceptions and myths still take root in people’s beliefs. That’s so because when we were all kids an authority figure told us these myths which they themselves believed to be true.
They also were told these things when they were kids and that’s how these misconceptions have been passed from mouth to mouth, from generation to generation.
I’m however going to shed some light on some of these carpet cleaning misconceptions.
1. Wait a few years before cleaning a new carpet
Honestly, I have no idea where this started or how it came to be, but the truth is it is false. Waiting a few years before thinking of cleaning your new carpet only does more harm than good. I suppose people intend to preserve the life of the carpet, but while they intend to do that, they only put the health of your family at risk.
The dust that settles on the carpet, stains from liquids that spill into the fabrics, and other contaminants make it unhealthy — a perfect breeding ground for germs and allergens. This causes the air in your home to be contaminated by these pollutants, which constitutes a health hazard for you and your family.
Carpet cleaning and washing don’t cause the fabrics and patterns to fade, with the right cleaning materials your carpets will survive its entire lifespan and look as good as the day you bought it.
2. Only clean your carpet if it is stained
Over time, carpets accumulate dead skin cells, dust and food fragments. Some carpets hide this better than others, but because they are hard to spot does not mean they are absent.
Waiting for your carpet to be stained is not a good threshold/standard by which you should depend on to make the decision.
Waiting will only give your carpet the chance to further accumulate these filths that not only contaminates the air but cause skin diseases and irritations should your bare skin touch the carpet.
3. Cleaning shrinks the carpet
While this may be true, it depends on the carpet cleaning company you hire for the job. Your carpet will only shrink if the water used is too hot, if it is soaked a long time and if you use the wrong cleaning materials and technique for your carpets.
This is one of the reasons it’s advisable to hire a carpet cleaner that’s an expert in the field. An excellent cleaning company, know the appropriate materials for your carpet type and every other relevant information to prevent your carpet from shrinking.
4. If you have your own machine, you don’t need a professional
Unless you are a professional in the field, you need experts. Having your own machine is great and convenient if removing small stains is what you intend to do.
However, for heavy-duty carpet cleaning, you will need professionals to do the cleaning. Their machines have the power needed to remove tough stains and of course won’t shrink your carpet.
5. Carpet cleaners are all the same, go for the cheapest ones
There are carpet cleaners and there are also carpet cleaners. That you will be able to tell when you actually go for the cheap carpet ones. The quality of service the cheapest ones offer will definitely not be the kind of service you’ll get if you went for the real pro.
Already explained in 3 above, expert carpet cleaners know what to do to prevent your carpet from shrinking, the same can’t be said and guaranteed for the cheapest carpet cleaners.
Why Hire a Pro Carpet Cleaner Today
There’s a professional cleaner for your windows, a professional painter for your walls. Your carpet surely needs one. There are lots of DIY methods out there that actually ruins your carpet in the long run. Moreover, there are several stains that are best left to professionals to remove. Stains like ink stains, bleach stains, and red wine stains. This is because your conventional carpet cleaners cannot do the trick.
Some chemicals are used by these professionals to ensure the removal of these stains. So yes, it is important you hire a professional cleaner for your carpet. Various situations may cause you to really require a professional cleaner. Let’s look at them.
1. Regular Vacuuming Doesn’t Cut it
True, you vacuum your carpets every other day. You get rid of surface dirt and dust. If you really want to deeply clean your carpets, really get into your carpet pile, and draw out dirt, then you need a professional. It’s simply because they have high power equipment that cleans beyond the surface. Not only dirt, but there could also be mites in your carpet. But these high power equipment also helps you get them out of your carpet.
2. You Have Pets
Pets are cute. They just brighten up your life. I’m a dog person, I absolutely love my dog, Snow. She’s a cute girl, she’s a chihuahua by the way. But she goes just about anywhere and I have to clean up after her. If you have a pet, especially a dog, I understand what you go through.
They have a fun time running around in the garden, digging up heavens know what, and when they get tired, make a beeline for your living room. You know where they are about to go lie, on your precious carpet.
Pet stains are inevitable if you have pets. Then you have to deal with their hair being everywhere. To ice the cake, they pee on your carpet. Just perfect! Getting the dirt and hair out is a chore, but the main issue lies with the urine smell. You need a professional cleaner to at least come in once every 3 months to thoroughly clean your carpet. Especially, to get rid of the odor.
3. You have kids
Kids are a delight especially when they’re asleep. When awake they love running around almost like our pets. They get food and drinks spilled on the carpet, or worse, ink stains. Don’t even attempt removing ink stains yourself. You’ll just end up damaging your carpet. Instead, get a professional carpet cleaner.
Just vacuuming your carpet isn’t enough to keep it clean. Three times a year, call in a professional carpet cleaner to clean your carpets thoroughly. To help get rid of stubborn stains and odor. Don’t leave stains in for too long.
Not all DIY methods work. Some damage your carpets. If you want to increase the longevity of your carpets, from time to time get a professional cleaner.
Accents in Cleaning will be happy to clean your carpets for you. Contact us. We’re available in cities like Concord CA, Lafayette CA, Benicia CA, Martinez CA, Pleasant Hill CA, Walnut Creek CA, Hercules CA, and nearby cities.