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Keeping your carpets and throw rugs clean not only improves the appearance of your house but it improves the air quality as well. Whether you have children and pets or live on your own, doing what you can to improve the cleanliness of your carpet goes a long way in enhancing your overall level of enjoyment and quality of life. However, there’s a good chance you’re executing a number of carpet cleaning mistakes. Here are eight of the most common carpet cleaning mistakes and how to avoid the issues.
1. Vacuum Problems
Vacuuming your carpet is a must. However, there are variables you need to consider when it comes to using (and selecting) the vacuum cleaner. For starters, if you’re not emptying out the collection compartment regularly you’re actually pushing toxins into the air, which leads to allergy problems. Additionally, inferior vacuums fail to collect dirt and push more into the air. It’s why investing in a quality vacuum cleaner is a must. Inexpensive vacuums may actually do more harm than good.
2. Vacuum Not at Correct Setting
If you’re not adjusting the height of the vacuum based on the carpet fiber length you’re leaving dirt in the fabric.
3. Not Testing Cleaning Products
Before using any carpet cleaning products, make sure to test it out to ensure it doesn’t stain or bleach the carpet.
4. Incorrect Cleaning Product
Removing stains and cleaning the carpet isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. Different stains require different cleaners. Additionally, general household cleaners do not work well on carpeting (and may lead to larger problems). So use specific cleaning products on your carpet.
5. Relying on a Deodorizer for Cleaning
Carpet deodorizers are like deodorant for your carpet. It helps provide a fresh scent. However, it isn’t helpful in removing dirt and grime. So while it helps improve the aroma, it doesn’t help remove dirt.
6. Waiting to Remove Stains
Timing is everything when it comes to removing stains from your carpet. Whether you spilled a glass of red wine, your child dropped their plate of pasta or you tracked tar in from the outside, the last thing you want to do is wait. It’s vital to act as quickly as possible to remove the stain. There are some household cleaning methods available for spot cleaning different stains. Look the specific stain up and make sure to execute the necessary cleaning procedure as soon as it happens. So after you follow the cleaning procedure for your stain, if the stain is still present make sure to book a carpet cleaning service from a service provider such as American Carpet Cleaning.
7. Not Using Professional Services
It’s very important for you to take advantage of professional cleaning services. These services will do more for pulling out dirt and restoring the look of your carpet than anything else you can do.
8. Using Rental Equipment Instead of Professional Services
There’s nothing wrong with putting in your own elbow grease. However, rental equipment likely isn’t the way to go. Most carpet rental devices are not serviced in between cleanings, which means you may have someone else’s dirt and grime brought into your house.
At American Carpet Cleaning, it’s all about helping you improve the cleanliness of your house. From cleaning your carpets and rugs to the furniture upholstery, by taking advantage of the services provided by American Carpet Cleaning you’ll enhance your quality of life inside the house. So whether you have additional questions about provided services or are ready to book an appointment, now is the time to give the team at American Carpet Cleaning a call.