The Truth About Carpet Cleaning (That Nobody Will Tell You)

Truth About Carpet CleaningShould you only clean your carpets when they become stained?

Does a rented machine do the same job as a carpet cleaning company?

Today, ACME Clean Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning in Denver answers all your questions as we share the truth about carpet cleaning.

Over the years, we’ve learned that our customers are often misinformed about proper carpet care, whether they’ve read something online or heard an old wives’ tale from a family member.

Read on to find out about the things you should (or shouldn’t) be worried about!

Is carpet cleaning only necessary when my carpet becomes visibly stained?

Just because you can’t see the dirt, bacteria and allergens, doesn’t mean they aren’t there. That’s the biggest truth about carpet cleaning. The industry recommendation is to have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year, twice if you have small children, pets or heavy foot traffic in your home.

Should I wait a few years before cleaning newly installed carpet?

While new carpet may take longer to visibly look dirty, it is still getting dirty. In all actuality, leaving carpet dirty can cause it to wear out faster because any dirt trapped in your carpet is abrasive. Also, just because you might not be able to see it yet doesn’t mean that allergens aren’t accumulating in the fibers. This can lead to potentially serious health hazards for you and your family, especially if someone already has allergies or other breathing-related health issues.

Will intensive cleaning shrink my carpet?

Proper carpet cleaning will never cause it to shrink. If you try to do it on your own and leave it too wet, there is a possibility that it will shrink, but a proper professional will never leave your carpet wet enough to shrink when they are finished. If you still feel nervous, just check how dry the carpet is before they leave and discuss your concerns with the technician.

Aren’t rented or store-bought machines just as good as a professional company?

Machines you can buy in big box stores are great for spot cleaning, getting out fresh spills or stains and routine house cleaning. However, they are nowhere near as powerful as professional machines and with less suction, they can leave behind residue. As for rented machines, they are rarely cleaned when returned by the previous person, so you could potentially be depositing their bacteria into your house. Proper professionals clean and sanitize their equipment between jobs.

I can just go with the lowest price since all cleaners are the same, right?

The truth about carpet cleaning is that there are professional carpet cleaners, and there are those that cut corners trying to make an extra buck. Don’t go with a lowball offer to save yourself a few dollars. In the end, this could end up costing you a whole lot more in repairs if they damage your carpet or if those stains resurface in a few weeks. Remember, you get what you pay for.

ACME Clean has been around since 1967, and our reputation speaks for itself. You don’t have to worry about anything bad happening in our capable hands. Our carpet cleaning will ensure your home is looking, feeling, and smelling so good that you’ll wonder why you didn’t call us sooner!

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