Carpets have been around for a long time and so have carpet cleaning methods. However, new methods of professional carpet cleaning have given rise to a lot of myths related to carpet cleaning which dissuade people from getting and keeping their carpets clean. A dirty carpet is not just full of dust and grime; it is a breeding spot for germs and diseases. In fact, dirty carpets pollute the air inside your house resulting in a number of ailments that your family might suffer from. Therefore, in order to keep your family healthy and your home clean, it is necessary to clean your carpet regularly. If the myths given below have been keeping you from cleaning your carpets, then we bust them here so that you may give yourself and your family a cleaner and healthier home.
You Should Not Vacuum Carpets Too Much
When we see small balls of fluff getting sucked into the vacuum cleaner every time we vacuum, we think that we are losing portions of our carpet. However, research has proved that vacuuming does not really destroy your carpet or make it thin and you can easily vacuum a carpet three to four times a week without losing it for a large number of years. Considering that an average carpet is vacuumed only three to four times a month, it is imperative that you increase the frequency of your vacuuming.
Professional Carpet Cleaning Shrinks Carpets
Gone are the days when carpets used to made out of shrinkable natural materials like pure wool and silk on a jute base. The majority of carpets today are made out of nylon tied on a synthetic base. Since almost all of us know that synthetics do not shrink even in hot water, there are absolutely no chances of your carpet shrinking or losing color due to steaming or hot water extraction. On the other hand, if you actually have a woolen or silk carpet, then hiring professionals for cleaning it is a better option since they will know what to use while cleaning it so that it loses neither color nor size.
Cleaning A Carpet Makes It Get Dirtier Fast
This actually happens to a lot of us. We notice that a carpet’s propensity for becoming dirty increases exponentially the moment it gets cleaned. Unfortunately this is not due to cleaning but because of ‘dirty’ cleaning. If your carpet does not get cleaned properly and remains of cleaning chemicals are left in it, then it is bound to attract more dust and grime than it was doing earlier.
Therefore, it is important that the carpet is cleaned properly and remains of chemicals totally removed. If this is done, your carpet will not pick up any more dirt than it was doing earlier. In fact, getting a Scotchgard coating will ensure that it remains neat and clean for a long time to come. The trick here is to hire a good professional carpet cleaning company that knows its job instead of trying to do it yourself or hiring cheap but incompetent people.