Carpet Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

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Carpet Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you’re a renter, a homeowner, or a business owner, we know you want to take care of your carpets and rugs to the best of your ability. But unless you’re armed with the right kind of information, you might unknowingly make big mistakes that will cost you dearly in terms of your carpet’s maintenance and life.

Avoid these carpet cleaning mistakes, and you’ll be on your way to beautiful carpets!

Allowing spills to soak in, dry, and even set.

When it comes to proper carpet cleaning maintenance, you should always take immediate action when something is spilled. When you don’t act quickly to clean up a spill, your carpet will soak up the spill even more; if the spill is left for a long time, it can soak all the way down to the carpet padding and do serious damage.

Cleaning up spills the wrong way.

Always remember: blot, don’t rub! When something spills on your carpet, your first instinct might be to vigorously scrub or rub a towel into the spill, hoping to get out as much of the spilled substance as possible. However, scrubbing can push the spilled substance much deeper into the carpet fibers, causing even more problems. Additionally, rubbing hard on carpet fibers can permanently untwist and damage the carpet pile.

Instead, use a paper towel or rag to gently blot at any excess liquid or spilled substance before treating the area with a cleaning solution.

Neglecting to get your carpets professionally cleaned.

As much time as you spend keeping your carpets clean and treating them well, you’ll still need to have them professionally cleaned—preferably on a regular basis. Don’t wait until your carpets are in really bad shape to call in carpet cleaners. Reserving a spot with professional cleaners before your carpets and rugs are covered in stains is one of the best ways to keep your carpet fresh and extend its life.

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