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Carpet Cleaning Don’ts

Mar 6, 2024 | Carpet Cleaning

Carpet Cleaning Don’ts

Navigating the vast amount of online information can be overwhelming, particularly when it comes to home care advice. This is especially true for carpet cleaning, which appears saturated with questionable techniques and unproven methods. At Chem-Dry of Park City, our experienced carpet cleaning professionals frequently encounter homeowners who inquire about unusual methods found online. Even worse, some contact us after experiencing carpet damage due to following inaccurate online advice.

To help you avoid similar pitfalls, our team has compiled a comprehensive guide debunking some of the most common carpet care myths and misconceptions. This valuable resource empowers you to make informed decisions and safeguards your valuable carpets, ensuring they remain a lasting and beautiful element of your home.

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. 

For carpets showing signs of dullness or unsightly traffic patterns, consider professional deep cleaning. This service, employing reliable and effective methods, restores the original vibrancy and beauty of your carpets, ensuring long-lasting results.

Steaming your carpet with a clothes steamer or steam mop. 

While DIY carpet cleaning methods like using household steamers or mops may seem cost-effective, they are ultimately ineffective and potentially damaging. These appliances lack the cleaning power and specialized features required for thorough carpet care. Additionally, even professional steam cleaning isn’t the most recommended method for deep carpet cleaning.

Chem-Dry offers a superior solution: Hot Carbonated Extraction (HCE). This innovative process utilizes millions of tiny bubbles to gently lift and remove dirt, grime, and allergens from deep within the carpet fibers. Unlike steam cleaning, HCE leaves carpets virtually dry and avoids subjecting them to potentially harmful high temperatures often associated with steamers. This translates to a safer, more effective, and healthier clean.

Scrubbing carpet with a scrub brush. 

The natural instinct to scrub dirty surfaces doesn’t translate well to carpet cleaning. Unlike hard surfaces like dishes, carpets are composed of densely woven, delicate fibers. Scrubbing can negatively impact their texture, color, and lifespan. Furthermore, attempting to remove stains through scrubbing can inadvertently spread them, exacerbating the problem.

At Chem-Dry of Park City, we offer a different approach. Our professional carpet cleaning services, including our Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.®) and specialty stain removal options, utilize advanced methods that target stains and dirt at a molecular level. This gentle yet effective approach removes the issue without damaging your carpets, leaving them clean and healthy.

Applying vinegar to the carpet. 

While vinegar is a popular natural cleaning agent in many household applications, it’s not recommended for deep carpet cleaning. Notably, its strong acidic properties can pose potential risks to your carpets. These risks include:

  • Unpleasant odor: The pungent smell of vinegar can be difficult to remove from carpets, creating an unwelcome and lingering fragrance in your home.
  • Color fading: The acidity of vinegar can contribute to the fading of carpet fibers, especially in delicate materials.
  • Fiber stiffness: Vinegar exposure can cause carpet fibers to become stiff and lose their soft texture.

Therefore, it’s essential to seek professional deep cleaning services that employ safe and effective methods designed specifically for carpets. This approach ensures optimal results without jeopardizing the appearance and longevity of your valuable floor coverings.

Choose Professional Deep Carpet Cleaning 

Chem-Dry’s deep carpet cleaning leverages the innovative Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process to deliver exceptional results while maintaining your carpet’s integrity. HCE employs millions of tiny bubbles to gently lift and remove embedded dirt and soil, ensuring a thorough yet gentle clean. This method also utilizes minimal water and avoids harsh soaps or detergents, preventing the drawbacks often associated with traditional cleaning methods, such as prolonged drying times, sticky residue, and potential damage to your carpets.

Choosing professional carpet cleaning offers several advantages. Firstly, carpets are dry within hours, minimizing disruption to your daily routine. Secondly, our HCE process eliminates unpleasant odors commonly encountered with DIY cleaning methods, leaving your carpets fresh and fragrant. Moreover, professional cleaning contributes to the longevity of your carpets while promoting a healthier indoor environment for your family and pets.

Get started with a deep carpet cleaning process that you can trust! Call Chem-Dry of Park City at (435) 649-0400 today to schedule your Park City carpet cleaning.

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