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Poor Carpet Cleaning Techniques To Avoid

Mar 21, 2024 | Carpet Cleaning

Poor Carpet Cleaning Techniques To Avoid

The internet is full of great advice—and some not so great advice. Don’t let poor techniques and bad ideas you find on the internet be the downfall of your carpets in Midland. Let the professional carpet cleaners at Integrity First Chem-Dry solve all your carpet problems, today! 

 

Using salt to brighten carpets. 

We’re not sure where this tip even comes from, but we’ve heard salt is supposed to brighten your carpet and make it appear cleaner. That’s not what happens when you pour salt into your carpets. For starters, salt on its own is not going to clean anything. Additionally, your home vacuum is unlikely to be able to remove all of the salt, so you’re leaving behind grit that creates friction between carpet fibers, contributing to wear and tear. 

If your carpets are looking particularly dull or are displaying unappealing traffic lanes, opt instead for professional deep carpet cleaning that will restore their original color and beauty with more reliable methods.

 

Steaming your carpet with a clothes steamer or steam mop. 

You might be tempted to save money on carpet cleaning by steaming your carpets yourself with your clothes steamer or steam mop, but this is a terrible idea. These household machines aren’t designed to clean carpet. And, it’s important to note that steam cleaning isn’t even the ideal method for deep carpet cleaning. 

At Integrity First Chem-Dry, we have developed a more effective process called Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) to get your carpet cleaner. Unlike steam cleaning, our techniques will not leave your carpets soaking wet, nor will they risk heating your carpets to inappropriately high temperatures–two problems that are associated with using any type of steamer on your carpet. 

 

Scrubbing carpet with a scrub brush. 

If you need to clean something, you scrub it, right? While that might be true for dirty dishes, you do not want to scrub your carpets. This is because carpets are made of densely woven, delicate fibers, and scrubbing can have a negative effect on their texture, color, and overall lifespan. Plus, when you scrub a stain or spot in your carpet, you’re likely just spreading it around instead of actually removing it. That’s why it’s always better to approach the removal of spots and stains on a molecular level, which is exactly what our Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.®) and specialty stain removal services do. 

 

Choose Professional Deep Carpet Cleaning 

When you choose professional carpet cleaners, you’ll be able to get back to life as usual in just a few hours, and you won’t be bothered by the unpleasant odors that are often associated with DIY cleaning methods. Instead, your carpets will look and smell fresh and clean. Even better, you’ll have taken an important step in protecting their longevity while promoting the health of your home.

 

Get started with a deep carpet cleaning process that you can trust! Call Integrity First Chem-Dry at (432) 238-7571 today to schedule your Midland carpet cleaning

 

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