How To Avoid These 4 Common Carpet Cleaning Mistakes

Jan 3, 2024 | Carpet Cleaning

How To Avoid These 4 Common Carpet Cleaning Mistakes

As professional carpet cleaners in Park City, we have seen a lot of carpets. Unfortunately, that means we’ve seen our fair share of carpet mistakes too. Here are the top four mistakes that we see homeowners make so you can avoid them. 

Not vacuuming often enough.

You probably know it’s good to vacuum regularly for a clean home, but why is it so crucial and how often should you do it?

When you vacuum your carpets, you remove dirt that, if left too long, can damage the fibers. Carpets also act like filters, trapping dirt and dust, but if they get too full, they can’t do it effectively, making your indoor air quality worse.

We recommend vacuuming all your carpets at least once a week. If you have pets, kids, or often wear shoes inside, it’s a good idea to vacuum more often to keep your carpets clean.

Not Giving High-traffic Areas Adequate Protection

Think about how you move about your home in a day. There are probably places where you walk way more often than others, such as hallways, the entryway and in front of furniture. These areas need special care to help them withstand the heavy traffic they receive. One way to extend the life of these high-traffic areas is to add a rug. If you already have a rug, be sure to rotate it regularly to spread the wear evenly. 

If a rug isn’t an option, be sure to vacuum these areas regularly. We also offer a carpet protectant which adds a protective coating to your carpet, helping it withstand the stains that high traffic areas are more likely to see. 

Scrubbing At Spots And Stains

When you spill something on your carpet, your instinct is probably to grab a towel and start scrubbing. However, aggressively scrubbing a spill in carpet will usually just rub the stain in and spread it further. What you want to do instead is gently dab at stains to remove the liquid. Be sure to use a white rag, as colored towels or patterned paper towels can sometimes transfer dye to the carpet, making the issue worse. 

If you cannot remove the stain with gentle blotting, your safest course of action is to call professional carpet cleaners in Park City, like Chem-Dry of Park City. We have seen DIY stain removal methods go wrong way too often, resulting in carpet damage and worse stains. This is something to leave to the professionals if you want your carpet to look nice. 

Forgoing Professional Cleanings

You may assume that if you’re vacuuming regularly and quickly soaking up spills, you’re giving your carpet all the care that it needs. Unfortunately, your vacuum can only reach the top layer of your carpet. Over time, dirt and dust that has escaped the suction action will embed itself near the carpet backing, resulting in a matted texture, dull appearance, and traffic lines. The only way to get this grime out of the depths of your carpets is to use a professional cleaning service. Even if your carpets don’t look dirty, you’d be surprised at how much better they look and feel after a good cleaning. 


Are you making any of the above cleaning mistakes? Our professional carpet cleaning team in Park City can help you avoid additional damage to your carpet and increase its longevity. Give us a call at (435) 649-0400 today to get started! We also offer commercial carpet cleaning in Park City for business owners in the area. 

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