Carpet Cleaning Tactics To Avoid

Mar 26, 2024 | Uncategorized

Living room area rug

Warning, the following contains a few terrible ideas for cleaning your carpets on your own. Luckily for you, the professional carpet cleaners from On The Spot Chem-Dry are here to save you (and your carpets)!

 

Using salt to brighten carpets

We’re not sure where this tip even comes from, but we’ve heard salt is supposed to brighten your carpet and make it appear cleaner. That’s not what happens when you pour salt into your carpets. For starters, salt on its own is not going to clean anything. Additionally, your home vacuum is unlikely to be able to remove all of the salt, so you’re leaving behind grit that creates friction between carpet fibers, contributing to wear and tear. 

If your carpets are looking particularly dull or are displaying unappealing traffic lanes, opt instead for professional deep carpet cleaning that will restore their original color and beauty with more reliable methods.

 

Scrubbing carpet with a scrub brush

If you need to clean something, you scrub it, right? While that might be true for dirty dishes, you do not want to scrub your carpets. This is because carpets are made of densely woven, delicate fibers, and scrubbing can have a negative effect on their texture, color, and overall lifespan. Plus, when you scrub a stain or spot in your carpet, you’re likely just spreading it around instead of actually removing it. That’s why it’s always better to approach the removal of spots and stains on a molecular level, which is exactly what our Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.®) and specialty stain removal services do. 

 

Applying vinegar to carpet

Vinegar is often thought of as a natural cleaning agent, and this is true in many contexts. However, vinegar is not the magic solution for deep carpet cleaning. Before you dump vinegar on your carpets, take a whiff of it and consider just how you’re going to remove this smelly liquid from your carpets. We know what many homeowners end up doing: calling On The Spot Chem-Dry to deep clean the carpets after this DIY gone awry. 

Of course, the unpleasant smell of vinegar isn’t the only reason to avoid using it to clean your carpets. Its acidic properties can also be problematic when it comes to the color and texture of your carpet, and exposure can lead to fading and stiffness.

 

Choose Professional Deep Carpet Cleaning

When you choose professional carpet cleaners, you’ll be able to get back to life as usual in just a few hours, and you won’t be bothered by the unpleasant odors that are often associated with DIY cleaning methods. Instead, your carpets will look and smell fresh and clean. Even better, you’ll have taken an important step in protecting their longevity while promoting the health of your home.

 

Get started with a deep carpet cleaning process that you can trust! Call On The Spot Chem-Dry at (707) 795-3209 today to schedule your Sebastopol carpet cleaning

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*Based on results of studies conducted by independent laboratories of the Chem-Dry HCE (Hot Carbonating Extraction) and P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment). Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite matter. Pet odor results based on testing with the most common odor sources found in dog and cat urine. Figures are an average across multiple tests.