When it comes to carpet cleaning there is a lot of misinformation out there. Carpet cleaning is a big project that requires an experienced cleaner this can make some homeowners nervous and lead fearful customers to over research every pro and con of hiring a professional cleaner. We have busted some of the common myths people have come to believe about carpet care.
Vacuuming your carpet regularly will cause the fibers to break down.
In the case of vacuuming the opposite is actually true. Studies show that vacuuming your carpet four times a week does no more harm than vacuuming the carpet twice monthly. The difference between these two is that with less vacuuming your carpet holds on to more dirt. The more dirt, soil and contaminants in your carpet the less life you will get out of the carpet. Regular vacuuming is one of the best things you can do to care for your carpet.
Carpet only needs to be cleaned if it is stained
Even with regular vacuuming your carpet will accumulate an unseen layer of dirt. It is recommended that you have your carpets deep cleaned at least once a year and more often if you have pets or small children.
Deep cleaning can cause carpet to shrink
This is only possible in the scenario that you hire an untrained carpet cleaner. Untrained carpet cleaners most common mistake is using to much moisture. A well-trained carpet cleaning pro will get the job done right and shrinkage will not be a problem.
Carpets with built in stain resistance don’t need deep cleaning
Carpets with stain guards such as Stainmaster are made with the purpose of standing up to spills and stains. When it comes to everyday dirt and soil build up a stain guarded carpet is the same as any other and should be cleaned as often as other carpets.
Deep cleaning will destroy the Stain Guard
The protective stain coating applied to carpets is not permanent. The biggest culprit of stain guard break down is actually everyday foot traffic. You should have a reputable carpet cleaning pro re-apply the stain coating at least every three cleanings.
Deep cleaning the carpet will change its original appearance
Having your carpet professionally cleaned will change the appearance of your carpet but only the current appearance. You will find that professional deep cleaning will restore your carpet to looking nearly if not brand new.
At-Home cleaning machines do the same job as professionals
When used properly an at home machine can get your carpet cleaner than its current state but it will not do the level of deep cleaning professional truck-mounted equipment can do. For the best most powerful deep clean you need to use a professional cleaning service.
All Professional Cleaners are the same
Don’t be fooled by the carpet cleaner with the machine that looks just like a rug doctor who doesn’t guarantee their work. These are red flags for a carpet cleaning scam. Be sure to hire a trusted professional cleaner. All Kleen has extensively trained professionals with an arsenal of machines to get your carpet the cleaning it needs.