5 Myths that are Deadly for Your Carpet & Rugs

In the spirit of the myth of the leprechaun, I’d like to explore common myths people have about their carpet and rugs.

These are 5 Myths That Are DEADLY for Your Carpet & Rugs.

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Myth #1: You should wait as long as possible to clean your carpet. No! Years ago, when shampooing was the primary method of cleaning, it was true. Today, many homeowners receive poor cleaning jobs by low priced cleaners that soak their carpet, which can cause all of the spots to return after cleaning. However, if carpet is cleaned correctly, it should be rinsed of residue, dried within 8 hours, and your carpet will be much better off after cleaning.

Myth #2: Your carpet should only be cleaned when it looks dirty. False! Like the sheets on your bed, your carpet is a fabric. You don’t wait until your sheets LOOK dirty before you wash them, do you? Every day you track grease, dirt, pollen, dust, and outdoor pollutants on your carpet. Your carpet is made to hide these soils. But if you wait until it looks dirty, it will be VERY soiled. Carpet makers recommends professional cleaning every 12-18 months.

Myth #3: One method of carpet cleaning is as good as another. No. Dry cleaning methods do not rinse your carpet with water. According to most carpet mills, the best method is hot water extraction from a truck mounted cleaning unit. This means hot water is used to rinse and then extract the soil. Shaw Industries, the world’s largest carpet maker, primarily recommends hot water extraction.

Myth #4: Bleach is a good spot remover. No!!! Bleach is not safe for your carpet and it isn’t good for humans either. If your carpet is nylon, the fiber will turn yellow. If the fiber is wool, the fiber will dissolve. Pouring bleach on a carpet can cause the backing to separate which will cause the carpet fibers to fall out. DON’T USE BLEACH ON YOUR CARPET.

Myth #5: There is a space-age, revolutionary stain remover that will remove any stain and odor in carpet. If you believe this, you’ve watched too much television. We bring in at least 12 different spot removers when we come to clean your carpet. Each spot remover works on different types of stains. And there are completely different cleaning agents used for pet odor problems.

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You can have freshly cleaned carpet, tile floors, vinyl floors, area rugs, leather furniture, and upholstery. This offer will help you get everything clean. Just purchase any cleaning service over $150 and get $25 in FREE cleaning services for any other service (see details below). For example, purchase $150 in carpet cleaning and get $25 in FREE tile floor cleaning.

Purchase any carpet, tile, upholstery, area rug over $150 and get $25 of any other service FREE. Appointment must be booked by  March 17/2018. Not valid with any other offers.

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Mike Chenier

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