There is no way around it, if you have carpeting in your home you will need to do some spot cleaning here and there to maintain it. This is especially true for those homes with small children or pets. When homeowners are performing simple maintenance cleaning tasks on their carpets, there are some common mistakes you want to avoid. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry is here to share some tips to help you avoid common carpet cleaning mistakes next time you clean up a spill on your carpet.
Carpet Spill Clean Up Procedure
A common mistake made by homeowners is done by waiting to clean up a spill on their carpets. As soon as you notice a spill has taken place, you should work to remove it. The longer the spill sits on the fibers of the carpet, the more time they will have to truly set into those fibers. Work quickly and avoid permanent stains and damage to your carpet.
Never Scrub Old Stains from Carpet
It is a natural reaction when you are cleaning up a mess. It makes sense to scrub as hard as you can to remove a mess from any surface. This isn’t true with carpet though. You should never scrub carpeting when cleaning it. This will unravel the fibers and cause unwanted damage to your carpet. You should always blot your carpet rather than scrub and you will successfully remove those spots and stains without causing damage.
Perform a Spot Check Before Using a New Cleaning Solution on Your Carpet
Another mistake we see often is damage to carpet due to strong carpet cleaners. If you have purchased a new carpet cleaner, pick an inconspicuous spot on your carpet to perform a spot check. If the cleaner is too strong, there is a chance it could damage your carpet and you don’t want this to happen right in the center of the room. If you are worried, don’t use an over the counter carpet cleaner and call a professional instead.
Using Carpet Deodorizers as Cleaners
While carpet deodorizers sound like a good idea, they should never be used as a cleaner for your carpets. When you use these powdered deodorizers, they aren’t completely removed from your carpet when you vacuum. A residue is left behind and this will continue to build up over time and usage on your carpet. If you want cleaner, fresh smelling carpet, hire a professional and give your carpets a true cleaning rather than masking the problem with perfumed deodorizers.
Commercial & Residential Carpet Cleaning Services in Waco, Dallas, Harker Heights, Cedar Park, Allen & the State of Texas
You should always have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once, if not twice, a year to give them the deep cleaning they need. Wet vacs as well as machines you can rent, don’t do the job like a professional carpet cleaning company like Heart of Texas Chem-Dry can. Choosing us to professionally clean your carpets will extend the life of your carpet as well as freshen your home. Call us today!