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4 Common Carpet Cleaning Mistakes

Apr 18, 2024 | Carpet Cleaning

4 Common Carpet Cleaning Mistakes

Being seasoned carpet cleaners in Fernandina Beach, we’ve encountered a plethora of carpets. Regrettably, this also means we’ve witnessed our fair share of carpet cleaning blunders. Here are the top four mistakes commonly made by homeowners that you can steer clear of.

Not vacuuming often enough.

Sure, you’re probably aware that regular vacuuming is a crucial part of maintaining a clean home. But do you understand why it’s so vital and how often you should be vacuuming?

Vacuuming your carpets is essential for removing dirt and grime that accumulate over time. If left unattended, this dirt can deteriorate your carpet fibers and cause damage. Additionally, carpets act as filters, trapping dirt and dust from the air and preventing it from circulating in your home. However, if carpets become too saturated with dirt, they lose their effectiveness in trapping dirt and may even worsen indoor air quality.

We recommend vacuuming all carpets in your home at least once a week. If you have pets, children, or frequently wear shoes indoors, you may need to vacuum more frequently to maintain clean carpets.

Not Giving High-traffic Areas Adequate Protection

Consider your daily movements within your home. Certain areas likely experience much more foot traffic than others, such as hallways, entryways, and spaces in front of furniture. These high-traffic zones require special attention to ensure they can withstand the wear and tear they endure. One effective way to prolong the life of these areas is by incorporating a rug. If you already have a rug in place, it’s essential to rotate it regularly to distribute the wear evenly.

If adding a rug isn’t feasible, consistent vacuuming of these areas is crucial. Additionally, we offer a carpet protectant service that applies a protective coating to your carpet, helping it resist stains commonly associated with high-traffic zones.

Scrubbing At Spots And Stains

When a spill occurs on your carpet, your initial reaction may be to grab a towel and vigorously scrub the area. However, this approach often leads to the stain being pushed further into the carpet fibers and spreading. Instead, it’s best to gently blot at the stain to absorb the liquid. Using a white rag is advisable, as colored towels or patterned paper towels may transfer dye to the carpet, exacerbating the problem.

If gentle blotting fails to remove the stain, it’s prudent to seek assistance from professional carpet cleaners, such as Fernandina Beach Chem-Dry. DIY stain removal attempts frequently result in carpet damage and worsened stains. Entrusting the task to professionals ensures that your carpet remains in good condition and the stains are effectively treated.

Forgoing Professional Cleanings

You might believe that regular vacuuming and promptly addressing spills are sufficient to maintain your carpet’s cleanliness. However, your vacuum can only remove surface debris. Over time, dirt and dust that evade the vacuum’s suction accumulate near the carpet backing, leading to a matted texture, lackluster appearance, and visible traffic lines. The most effective way to extract this embedded grime from your carpets is through professional cleaning services. Even if your carpets appear clean, you’ll be amazed at the improvement in their appearance and texture after a thorough cleaning.

Are you making any of the above cleaning mistakes? Our professional carpet cleaning team can help you avoid additional damage to your carpet and increase its longevity. Give us a call at (904) 650-3575 today to get started!

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