[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Cleaning your carpet is always a good idea, but did you know that doing so improperly can do more harm than good to your precious carpet? Below are some of the most common mistakes people commit when cleaning their carpets – read on and see if you’re guilty of them, too.
Using Harsh Chemicals
Harsh chemicals like bleach are never good for carpets. Although such chemicals may successfully remove the stains on the carpet, it also damages it by causing the carpet fibers to thin and weaken. Also, they can also cause some discoloration to occur which will make your carpet unsightly.
Not Cleaning Immediately
When spills happen, it is always best to clean them immediately. Doing so will prevent the carpet from absorbing the liquid (colors and all) and causing them to set, because then they will become harder to remove. When cleaning spills, you need to blot the wet area with a dry towel first to remove any liquid on the surface of the carpet. Immediately spraying or pouring liquid cleaners on the stain can cause the liquid stain to run and spread.
Too Much Vacuuming
Vacuuming our carpet is a good way to keep them clean, but be sure not to overdo it though because it can shorten your carpet’s lifespan. A vacuum works by sucking the dirt and debris caught in the fibers of the carpet, and too much of this sucking action will cause the carpet fibers to loosen, which leaves you with a discolored and worn-out looking carpet.
Using the Wrong Vacuum
Certain vacuums work best for certain carpets, and using the wrong vacuum will most likely damage the carpet. For instance, shag carpets are best cleaned by using suction only vacuums because using one with rotating brushes and beater bars will cause the fibers to tangle and fray. If you are not sure which vacuum to use for your carpets, go over the manufacturer’s manual.
Using the Wrong Cleaning Product
Carpet cleaning products generally come in two main categories – liquid and powder cleaners. Usually, carpet owners use powder cleaners because they fear that liquid cleaners will only make the stain worse. However, powder cleaners are not usually effective in removing oily or greasy stains like sauce or vomit. This will of course force you to use liquid cleaners which will only double the amount of chemicals that already went into your carpet the first time you cleaned it.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
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