Avoid These 5 Carpet Cleaning Mistakes to Extend the Life of Your Carpet

carpet cleaning mistakesAt some point in time or another, just about everyone has spilled something on their carpet. Regardless of whether it is food, wine, or something else, it’s important that you take the right steps to avoid losing money and causing yourself more stress and frustration along the way. Many people attempt to clean the stain themselves only to have it appear the next day. Millions of individuals face the same problem each year, so you aren’t alone.

To help extend the life of your carpet, there are a few mistakes you want to avoid along the way. In doing so, you will find yourself being able to enjoy your carpeting for years to come.

Scrubbing the Stain

One of the first things that many people do is to scrub at the stain with all their might. Unfortunately, all of that scrubbing is only destroying the fibers in your carpet. Not only are you not going to get rid of the stain, but you are also going to push it so deep into the carpet that it might not ever come out. The scrubbing motion untwists your carpet fibers and causes them to end up fraying. If you are going to attempt to tackle the problem on your own, consider using a blotting action instead of scrubbing.

Waiting Too Long

Many people end up waiting too long before attempting to take care of the stain in the first place. In doing so, you are only going to make it that much harder to get rid of the stain and get your carpet back to its original state. If you allow the stain to dry, the liquid will end up soaking into the carpet fibers and the padding. By the time you go to remove the stain, you could find yourself dealing with mold and a foul odor that could infiltrate your home in no time. Not only is this bad for your health, but it isn’t going to be good for your carpeting either.

Not Using the Right Product

Oftentimes, people grab the first thing they can find when attempting to clean the stain from their carpet. This is one of the worst mistakes you can make. If you don’t use the right cleaning product for your stain, you could end up causing permanent damage and potentially discolor the carpeting. It’s important that you take the time to do your homework before spraying anything on your carpeting.

Forgoing a Professional Cleaning

Many people don’t realize just how important it is to have a professional come in and clean their carpets at least once a year. By having a professional come in and clean your carpeting, you can help extend the life of your flooring. Our team of service professionals understands what it takes to eliminate stains, dirt, and built-in grime from your flooring. Beyond making your carpet look like new, a professional cleaning will also help to extend the life of your carpeting. Not only does this save you money, but it also prevents the added stress of having to go through and get all new carpeting for your home.

Renting Faulty Equipment

Many assume that they can clean their carpeting on their own if they simply rent the right equipment. As much as you might think you are doing the right thing, you could be making the problem worse. Damaged equipment can end up causing damage that you cannot reverse. Instead of helping improve the look of your flooring, you are going to make the problem worse. While the rental company might tell you that there is nothing wrong with their equipment, there is no way to know for sure until it is too late. For example, if the machine doesn’t get all of the cleaning solution out of the flooring, you could end up with a lot of excess moisture leading to mold damage.

Don’t waste time trying to figure things out on your own when you can turn to someone like our team at Triangle Legacy to put an end to the problem once and for all. We know what it takes to provide you with the results you seek at a price that works for you. Give us a call today to schedule your cleaning appointment.