Like anything in life, there are things about carpet cleaning that people tend to take for granted. They assume they know something because it seems like common knowledge. They might not know where they picked up the bit of information, but they think they know it to be true. That goes for carpet cleaning as well.
There a couple of carpet cleaning myths that you need to know about to make sure you keep your carpets looking their best for as long as possible.
1. A carpet deodorizer is all I need – If you’re like a lot of people, you have seen a product in the store that suggests all you need to do is sprinkle it on your carpet and vacuum it up, and your carpet will be in great shape.
The truth is, the talcum powder that is part of this type of product is impossible to remove completely from your carpet. That means each time you use it, you leave some behind. Because it doesn’t dissolve in water, when you do have your carpet cleaned, you will end up with white stains on your carpet.
2. Your carpet is new, so you don’t need it cleaned – If it has only been a year or so since you purchased your carpet, you may assume you don’t need to have your carpet cleaned, but you’d be wrong. In fact, you might be waiting until your carpet looks dirty to have it cleaned, but by then it is too late.
Once there are small particles of dirt in your carpet when you walk on it, these particles get pushed into the protective fibers of your carpet which wear them down. Over time, this dirt will cause your carpet fibers to break down completely. Then cleaning your carpet will have little effect.