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Carpet Cleaning Myths – Debunked

Carpet cleaning plays an important role in maintaining a clean, healthy and aesthetically pleasing home.

However, many people still have concerns about having their carpets cleaned.

In this post, we debunk some of the most common carpet cleaning myths and give you the facts about professional carpet cleaning in 2023.

Myth #1: Professional carpet cleaning is expensive

Many people assume professional carpet cleaning is prohibitively expensive, sometimes leading them to rent underpowered machines from their local supermarket. However, the truth is that professional carpet cleaning is a cost-effective way to extend the life of your carpets and provides far better value compared to renting a machine – not to mention the time-saving.

Professional cleaning undertaken with a powerful, advanced carpet cleaning machine can remove ingrained soil particles and stains that cause discolouration and damage to your carpets over time.

By investing in regular professional carpet cleaning, you will prolong the life of your carpets and avoid having to spend significant money on replacement carpets. This saves you money in the long-term and avoids the risk of over-wetting your carpets using inferior, underpowered rental machines.

Myth #2: Carpet cleaning will shrink your carpets

Another common carpet cleaning myth is that carpet cleaning can shrink carpets, particularly wool.

While this may have been true in the past, modern carpet cleaning machines and techniques utilised by trained and insured professionals negate the risk of shrinkage.

A trained professional will use advanced equipment and cleaning solutions that are safe for your particular type of carpet. For this reason, it is important to choose an experienced, trained and fully-insured company to clean your carpets.

Myth #3: DIY carpet cleaning is just as effective as professional cleaning

Many people believe that renting a machine can achieve results that are as effective as professional cleaning.

While it is possible to clean your carpets at home using rented DIY equipment, it does not achieve the same results as a professional clean carried out by a reputable company.

Indeed, improper use of these rental machines can result in excessive drying times and cause damage and shrinkage to many carpets.

Professional carpet cleaning companies have the experience, expertise and equipment to effectively remove tough stains and odours without causing damage.

Myth #4: Harsh chemicals are used in the cleaning process

In an age where we have more awareness of the effect of harsh chemicals, many people are concerned that the cleaning products used to clean carpets may have a negative effect on their carpets and air quality.

While some companies may use harsh chemicals, at Clean Rescue we only use safe cleaning products and machinery that completely removes all of the cleaning solutions from the carpet fibres.

We don’t leave sticky residues behind that attract dirt and can cause your carpet to rapidly re-soil. Clean Rescue technicians are trained to balance solution Ph and ensure Ph neutralisation on completion of the clean

Myth #5: Carpets should not be cleaned too often

Some people believe that frequent cleaning can damage the carpet fibres or cause them to wear out more quickly.

While this may be the case if unsuitable or harsh chemicals are used, the opposite is actually true.

Regular cleaning is essential for maintaining the appearance and longevity of your carpets. In fact, most carpet manufacturers recommend professional cleaning every 6-12 months to keep your carpets looking their best.

Regular professional cleaning removes fine, ingrained soil particles from your carpet fibres, preventing the abrasion that causes them to degrade and lose their new appearance.

Myth #6: All carpet cleaning methods are the same

There is a perception that all carpet cleaning companies use the same methods to clean carpets.

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Different carpet cleaning methods achieve different results. And there are many different processes and products that can be used to remove stains.

At Clean Rescue, we’re not limited to just one method of carpet cleaning. Clean Rescue technicians utilise multiple unique and innovative carpet cleaning systems, methods and techniques. Our systems and methods allow for better carpet cleaning results and faster dry times.

If you’d like to learn more about our services, please do get in touch with us today.

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