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Don’t Make These 4 DIY Carpet Cleaning Mistakes

Don’t Make These 4 DIY Carpet Cleaning Mistakes

When it comes to DIY carpet cleaning, it’s important to avoid certain mistakes to ensure effective cleaning and prevent damage to your carpets. Here are four common DIY carpet cleaning mistakes to avoid:

1) Using Excessive Water:

The technical term is called delamination. Delamination of carpet happens when the carpet gets too wet and doesn’t dry properly. It can also occur when When One common mistake is using too much water when cleaning carpets. Over-saturating the carpet can lead to long drying times, potential mold or mildew growth, and damage to the carpet fibers. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for water usage or consider using a carpet cleaner that uses low-moisture or dry-cleaning methods.

2) Using The Wrong Cleaning Products:

Everyone wants to reach for Resolve, dish soap, Clorox, and lysol… These can all cause damage to your carpet. Using the wrong cleaning solutions can cause discoloration, fading, or even damage to your carpets. Avoid using harsh chemicals or products not specifically designed for carpet cleaning. Always read and follow the instructions on the cleaning solution, and test it on a small, inconspicuous area of the carpet before applying it to the entire carpet. We offer our Spot Pro Spotter Bottle for in between cleanings, ask your technician for a bottle. (Only $15)

3) Skipping Vacuuming:

Most of the dirt in your carpet is dry soiling, this is removed through regular vacuuming.  Vacuuming helps remove loose dirt, dust, and debris, making the cleaning process more effective. Skipping regular vacuuming before attempting to clean the carpet can result in the dirt and debris getting trapped in the carpet fibers or spreading around during the cleaning process.

4) Rubbing Or Scrubbing:

When dealing with stains or spills on your carpet, it’s crucial to resist the temptation to vigorously rub or scrub the affected area. This can push the stain deeper into the fibers and potentially damage the carpet. Instead, blot the stain gently with a clean cloth or paper towel, working from the outer edges inward to prevent spreading the stain further.

Remember, if you’re uncertain about how to properly clean your carpets or if you have a particularly stubborn stain, it’s always advisable to consult a professional carpet cleaner to ensure the best results and avoid any potential damage.

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