After we had our home burgled I had to clean it from top to bottom. It felt kind of dirty at home, as though all of our possession had been contaminated by the crime. I know that everyone whose home is broken into or the victim of a crime at home goes through similar feelings of creepiness and a need to clean. I thought it might be useful to start a blog to discuss how to clean the house or the best cleaning services to use to help your house feel like a home again. It should be useful to anyone who has gone through a bad experience and needs a fresh start in their own beloved home.
Clean carpets look and smell great, making your home a very comfortable place to be. Unfortunately, there is quite a bit of misinformation going around about carpet cleaning. Here is a look at a few of the misconceptions and myths about carpet cleaning and why you should not buy into these myths.
1. Frequent Vacuuming Is Bad For Your Carpet
There is absolutely no reason why you shouldn't vacuum your carpet several times every week or even daily. It's a great carpet cleaning practice, and it will get dirt, dust and any other debris off your carpet. Your carpet is designed to withstand regular vacuuming. Other methods of carpet cleaning, such as wet cleaning and dry foam, will also not cause any damage to your carpet.
2. Professional Carpet Cleaning Is Too Expensive
Buying into this myth will rob you of the opportunity to have real pros take care of your carpet cleaning needs. With DIY, you will have to spare your time and exert yourself to get your carpets and rugs looking clean. The truth is that the cost of professional carpet cleaning depends on several factors, including the size of the carpet and the company you choose. That said, it is definitely not an expense that will see you break the bank.
3. If It Doesn't Look Dirty, It Doesn't Need Cleaning
Red wine stains, pet waste and ink, among other stains, are quite difficult to miss or ignore — not so much when it's little pet hairs and dander, and tiny dirt particles. It's easy to make the mistake of waiting until you can actually see the dirt or feel it beneath your feet before you consider carpet cleaning. Wait too long, and the dirt will cause significant damage to the fibre coating of your carpet. Even if they don't look dirty, ensure that you clean your rugs and carpets regularly.
4. Some Carpet Cleaning Methods Will Only Damage Your Carpet
No. Steam cleaning does not cause carpets and rugs to shrink. It will also not encourage the growth of mould and mildew on your carpets and rugs. You certainly do not have to worry about the fibres in your carpet shrinking, and because professional carpet cleaning companies ensure that the carpet dries out completely, mildew growth should not be a concern. There is no truth to the myths you may have heard about carpet cleaning. If you are going to do it, do it right, and that starts with having the correct information.