Carpet cleaning is something that millions of homeowners have done every single day. There are even home-use steam cleaners that you can buy to keep your floors fresh at your convenience. And yet, there are still several misconceptions about carpet cleaning and the modern methods available today. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the biggest myths and misconceptions and the truth that you need to know about carpet cleaning.
Cleaning carpets will cause them to get dirty faster.
This is a huge myth that needs to be debunked first. Some people say that once you clean carpets, dirt will adhere to them more quickly and cause a need for more frequent cleaning. This is not the case. And for those who have high-traffic areas that do need regular cleaning, it’s going to happen regardless.
Steam cleaning will leave moisture behind and cause mold.
Carpet cleaning also will not leave behind mold or cause mildew damage. Professional carpet cleaners use high-powered extraction machines to pull as much as 99% of the moisture out of the carpet and the rest air dries within a short period of time. The only time there’s a real risk of excess moisture left behind is when people attempt to clean their own carpets with a machine that isn’t powerful enough to pull out all the water.
Excessive cleaning can break down the carpet.
On the contrary, regular carpet cleaning can extend the life and durability of your carpet. Dirt buildup over time can break it down and cause it to need repair or replacement if it isn’t properly cleaned. Vacuuming regularly is not enough. You should also have the carpets steam cleaned to give them the best lifespan possible. When cleaning is done by professionals, it will always be good for your carpet.
Carpet cleaner rentals are just as good as professional cleaning.
This one is fairly simple to debunk, especially given today’s technological advances and the improvements seen even in consumer-designed vacuums and steam cleaners. Professionals also have access to better tools and they have more expertise in the work, as well. Professional cleaning machines are used by people who know what they are doing. Rental units could be difficult to operate, damaged by other users, and difficult to haul home and back to the store when you’re done.
As you can see, there’s a lot more to gain from carpet cleaning than not. And a lot of the “information” out there isn’t accurate. Talk to Green-Gen Carpet and Fine Rug Cleaning about your carpet cleaning concerns to find out what you stand to gain.