Cleaning your carpet often ensures it lasts a long time and that your home stays as clean as possible. However, carpet cleaning isn’t as easy as many homeowners assume. One simple mistake can ruin your carpet, costing you more to replace.
Although you can’t guarantee accidents won’t occur, there are a few things you can do to make sure your carpet survives the long haul. For instance, you can clean up spills immediately to prevent odd smells and mold and mildew growth.
So, what are some carpet cleaning mistakes you should avoid?
- Putting off cleaning
The longer you wait to clean your carpet, the more time you give for stains to soak into your carpet’s fibers. Unfortunately, when these stains dry and set in, they become almost impossible to remove. Additionally, some stains can contain acids that eat away your carpet’s fibers reducing its fluffiness. It’s wise to clean your carpet often to ensure stains and spills don’t soak in.
- Going the DIY route
While you can vacuum your carpet twice a week to get rid of dust and debris buildup, it’s advisable to leave the cleaning to the professionals. Attempting to DIY your carpet cleaning can result in a lot of costly mistakes such as:
- The formation of long-lasting stains
- Mold and mildew growth
- Damage to your carpet
Only a professional carpet cleaning company has the experience and knowledge required to clean your carpet correctly.
- Using the wrong cleaning products
Although there are several carpet cleaning products in the market, not all are right for your carpet. Some products are too harsh and can damage your carpet while others aren’t made for carpet cleaning.
Before making any purchase, read labels carefully. Alternatively, you can perform a test by trying the product out on a small patch of your carpet, somewhere out of view. However, the best way to avoid ruining your carpet is by hiring a carpet cleaning company. They can use the right products and cleaning methods that leave your carpet smelling fresh and looking fluffy.
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