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4 Common Carpet Cleaning Mistakes

Feb 23, 2024 | Carpet Cleaning

4 Common Carpet Cleaning Mistakes

As seasoned carpet cleaners in Buffalo, we’ve seen it all – and let’s just say, not all cleaning attempts are created equal. So, ditch the guesswork and learn from our experience! Here are the top 4 carpet cleaning mistakes homeowners make (and how to avoid them):

Not vacuuming often enough.

You know vacuuming keeps your home looking spiffy, but did you know it’s also a silent hero for your health? Here’s why:

Dust bunnies are carpet vampires, sucking the life out of your floors. Left unchecked, dirt wears down fibers, shortening your carpet’s lifespan. Think of it as protecting your investment!

But vacuuming doesn’t just save your floors, it saves your air quality. Your carpets act like air filters, trapping dust, pollen, and even pet dander. But clogged filters don’t work, right? So, regular vacuuming keeps those allergens at bay, especially important for allergy sufferers and pet owners.

So, how often should you unleash your vacuum warrior? Weekly is the minimum, but homes with pets, kids, or shoes indoors might need more frequent battles.

Not Giving High-traffic Areas Adequate Protection

Ever notice how some parts of your carpet get trampled more than others? Hallways, entryways, and furniture zones take a beating from daily wear and tear. But fear not, there are ways to fight back!

Placing a rug in these high-impact areas not only shields your carpet, but adds a touch of style. Bonus points for rotating your rug regularly to distribute the wear and tear evenly.

No rug? No worries! Step up your vacuuming game in these zones. We also offer a secret weapon: our carpet protectant. Think of it as an invisible shield that repels stains and keeps your carpet looking its best, even in high-traffic areas.

Scrubbing At Spots And Stains

That spilled coffee might have you reaching for a towel, but hold on! Aggressive scrubbing is a recipe for disaster, spreading the stain and making it harder to remove. Instead, try blotting: gently dab the spill with a clean, white cloth. Ditch the colorful towels or patterned paper – they can leave unwanted dye behind.

Still battling the stain? Stop! Don’t risk DIY attempts that could damage your carpet or make things worse. Call in the pros! Professionals like Brown’s Chem-Dry have seen (and tackled) countless stains, and they know exactly how to remove them without harming your precious carpet. Leave the magic to them, and enjoy a stain-free victory!

Forgoing Professional Cleanings

Over time, dirt and dust that escapes your vacuum’s grasp embeds itself deep in the carpet backing. This unseen foe creates a matted texture, dulls the vibrancy, and leaves unsightly traffic lines you thought were permanent.

Professional cleaning is your secret weapon against this hidden villain. It goes beyond surface level, reaching deep into the fibers to extract embedded grime and restore your carpet’s true beauty. Even seemingly clean carpets can surprise you with their post-cleaning glow-up! So skip the struggle against hidden dirt and treat your carpets (and yourself!) to a professional clean. They’ll thank you for it!

Are you making any of the above cleaning mistakes? Our professional carpet cleaning team in Buffalo can help you avoid additional damage to your carpet and increase its longevity. Give us a call at (320) 286-5558 today to get started!

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