3 Common Carpet Cleaning Misconceptions

3 Common Carpet Cleaning Misconceptions

Carpet Cleaning Misconceptions

We have heard it all throughout the years, but here are 3 common carpet cleaning misconceptions we hear.

Misconception #1: The only reason to clean carpets is to remove the dirt

Absolutely not. As you probably know outdoor air contains pollens, fungus, bacteria, indoor air pollution cigarette smoke, car exhaust and hundreds of other chemicals.  When you and your family members enter your home you may carry those pollens, bacteria, and chemicals in your hair, on your skin, clothing, and shoes.  Not surprisingly, all those chemicals, pollens and bacteria wind up, you guessed it, in your carpet because of gravity.

If you have allergies, asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problems, one major source of your problem could be the pollens, fungus, and or chemicals caught in your carpet.

Therefore, in addition to getting rid of dirt, another important reason to clean your carpet is to get rid of all these pollutants and allergens.

Misconception  #2: Having the right equipment is all a company needs to clean your carpets properly.

This is simply not true. Many companies own hot-water cleaners but the equipment may not be being used properly. This is why it’s important that you choose your carpet cleaning company carefully. (deleted some from this paragraph)

Choose carpet cleaning companies that have been certified. A carpet cleaning company cannot buy certifications such as IICRC and Rug and Carpet Institute certifications. Certifications are earned through study, experience and the successful completion of formal, written examinations. Cleaners who are certified by the IICRC or Rug and Carpet Institute have essentially earned a degree in carpet cleaning.

Certification companies provide written credentials to the companies it certifies. So, before you choose a carpet cleaner to ask to see written the proof of the company’s certification. (Hint hint….Carpet Keepers is both IICRC and Rug and Carpet Institute Certified)

Misconception #3: You should wait as long as possible before cleaning your carpet to save money and time.

NO! Soiled carpet will not last nearly as long as a clean carpet. And while vacuuming helps by itself, it’s simply not enough.  The longer you wait to have your carpet cleaned the more damage you do to your carpet and the faster it wears out.

Leesburg VA Professional Carpet Cleaners

If you have any more carpet misconceptions, feel free to give us a call to discuss at (703)737-3117. We are always here and ready to help. Have a carpet or water damage emergency? Our number is open 24/7 to meet your needs.

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