If you have carpeting in your home, it can really take a beating. It will endure spills, dirt and mud, and a myriad of other stain causing situations. In order to keep your carpets looking presentable, you have to maintain them. This includes doing some self-cleaning every now and then. Tough Carpet Cleaning would like to share some common mistakes homeowners make when cleaning their carpets.
Fast Carpet Spill Cleanup Procedure
When spills happen, it might be tempting to wait and clean it up later. This is a huge mistake. By waiting, you are allowing the fibers of the carpet to soak up the spill and staining will be more likely. If you act quickly, you will have a better chance of completely removing the spill from the carpet.
Blot, Don’t Scrub Carpet Stains
When cleaning, the natural reaction is to scrub the spot away. This isn’t the right movement for cleaning carpeting though. When you scrub carpet, it pushes the stain deeper into the fibers rather than lift them out. The right way to clean carpeting is to blot a spill. Apply pressure to soak up all the stain and continue to blot until the spill is removed.
Failure to Test New Carpet Cleaning Products
There are some harsh chemicals out there that can do more damage than they can good. If you have purchased a new carpet cleaning solution that you haven’t used before, you need to test it on your carpet to make sure it won’t damage it. Try it out on a small area that is in a spot that isn’t noticeable to ensure the product is safe for use.
Using Too Much Carpet Cleaner
It is tempting to use a good amount of cleaner to get spills and stains out of your carpets. When you use too much cleaner, it does the exact opposite. It makes it more difficult to rinse the cleaner completely from the carpet, and the cleaner will end up attracted dirt and debris.
Replacing Cleaning Carpets with Deodorizing Powders
Carpet deodorizers are appealing because they leave your carpets smelling so good. Just because your carpets smell good, doesn’t mean they are clean though. This powder builds up on the fibers of your carpet, leaving it dirtier than ever before. Most vacuums don’t completely remove it from your carpet.
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Of course you will always have to do some cleaning on your own when it comes to carpet. Spills happen and you don’t want them to turn into stains. You should always have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year to extend the life of your carpet. The right equipment and tools are required to remove tough stains and odors from carpets. Cleaning carpets on your own can be a big mistake. Tough Carpet Cleaning offer carpet cleaning along with tough stain and odor removal to make your carpets last. Call us today for an appointment to have your carpets cleaned.