The choices you make in the care and cleaning of your carpet are just as important as the choices you make to select which product is right for you. Here at Flooring Professionals, we want to make sure you get the most life out of your new carpet without the worry of stains and dirt. It is good to know the correct skills for DIY cleaning and here are some of the mistakes to avoid!
Scrubbing too vigorously – You may think the harder you scrub your carpet, the better the stain will disappear. This is a common misconception which leads to damaged carpet fibers and deeper stains. Blotting the stain is better for the life of your carpet.
Too much cleaner – The more product you put onto the carpet to clean it, the more saturated your carpet gets with chemicals. Too many chemicals can lead to the accumulation of dirt-attracting residue and damage to the fibers.
Renting faulty equipment – Not all professional carpet cleaning equipment will give you good results. Rental equipment may not be cleaned and serviced properly which could result in further damage to your carpets. If you want to hire professionals to clean your carpet, make sure you do your research – the Institution of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification website is a great resource.
Using the wrong product – Research about the best type of cleaner for your specific carpet before you start cleaning. The wrong cleaner can lead to discoloration, which is why testing the cleaner on a small hidden area is also a good idea.
Not acting quickly- One of the most – if not the most important thing to remember, is that the longer you let a stain sit there, the harder it will be to get out. Act quickly on spills and dirt so that you can spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying your carpets.