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Five Myths about Carpet Cleaning

blue-carpet-smallIt is such a great feeling to walk into a room and feel fresh, clean carpet under your feet and between your toes. On the other hand, it can be quite discouraging to walk into a room only to see stains and dirt throughout the carpet. Many studies have found that having clean carpets really does improve the mood and overall happiness of those who live there. When it comes to keeping your carpet clean, there are actually a lot of false ideas out there that are very common. Here are a few of those common myths so you can know how to best take care of your carpet.

Wait as long as you can to have your carpet cleaned for the first time because it will never look the same again-

It makes a lot of sense why so many people think this. Many years ago when carpet cleaning methods were less advanced too much water would often be left in the carpet. The water and cleaning residue would rise to the top of the carpet as it dried and would actually attract more dirt leaving the carpet with a dull look and even stains at times. Fortunately, that is not the case anymore! Modern hot water extraction done by professionals will remove the mess but it will also clean up residue water so don’t wait to get your carpet cleaned!

I don’t need a professional carpet cleaner. That’s why I bought my own carpet cleaner-

It is a great idea to have your own carpet cleaner to take care of spills between cleanings and so forth, but it can’t replace the quality of a professional cleaning job. Consumer grade cleaners don’t have enough suction power to properly extract all the water they leave in your carpet causing the same problems discussed in myth 1.

My carpet looks fine. I don’t need to clean it right now-

Just because you can’t see the dirt doesn’t mean it’s not there. In fact, one square foot of carpet can hold up to a pound of dirt before the mess is even visible, and at that point, the damage will have already been done. It is recommended that you have your carpet professionally cleaned at least annually to prevent this buildup from happening.

Vacuuming my carpet once per week is plenty-

It would be great if this were the case! Unfortunately, however, it is not. Carpet manufacturers and the EPA recommend daily vacuuming. The particles of dust that settle in the carpet are minuscule but pile up dirt. Just from consistent traffic on and out of the door, a considerable amount of dirt can build up after a relatively short time.

Keeping your carpet clean can be a headache, but there is one simple way to always ensure its cleanliness. Hire the professionals! We at Professional Carpet Systems located in the Seymour, Connecticut area are here to help you. We offer damage restoration services, to routine carpet cleaning, and everything in between. We want to take the burden off of you and let you enjoy that feeling of walking into a room with fresh, clean carpet each day.

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