4 Common Commercial Carpet Cleaning Myths

Posted by: RestoreMore on March 16, 2021

There’s a lot of talk about professional carpet cleaning for commercial businesses and how valuable professional cleaners are. It can be really difficult to know what the truth is about carpet cleaning and if it is a necessary service. Let’s clear up some of the myths about professional commercial carpet cleaning. Did you know that having your carpets routinely cleaned will extend the lifespan of the carpets? We usually chalk up cleaner and fresher looking carpets as the only reason to do it, but you can actually save a lot of money by helping your carpets stay healthy with professional cleanings. Improper maintenance can cause significant and preventable damage so it is important to know what is the truth and what is a myth when it comes to carpet cleaning.

4 Absolute Myths About Carpet Cleaning

  1. Cleaning carpets will cause them to get dirty faster.   Eh….if your carpets are already dirty, they can definitely get worse, but they won’t get cleaner. While it is true that some carpet cleaning methods can leave behind a residue that attracts dirt, professional carpet cleaners paired with strong equipment can make sure your carpets are a great deal fresher and cleaner. Their industry-strength equipment will rinse the carpet well and powerfully extract any dirt, chemicals, and residual water.
  2. Vacuuming too much can cause damage to my carpet.  Unless you have very poor quality carpet, or an industrial-grade, very powerful vacuum, you don’t have to worry about regular vacuuming being harmful to your carpet. In fact, we recommend frequent vacuuming! Weekly vacuuming is sufficient for most carpet, although some carpets depending on the traffic, may require more frequent vacuuming.
  3. Steam cleaning will cause mold growth.  This lie, like some of the others, is based on a sliver of truth. If your carpets are left wet after they have been steam cleaned, there is a chance that mold and mildew could grow. This happens surprisingly fast. However, it is not at all caused by the cleaning itself nor is it unavoidable. To prevent this, call a carpet cleaning company that has the expertise and equipment needed to quickly and completely extract water after the carpet has been cleaned. Your carpets should not stay wet after they are cleaned.
  4. Home remedies such as baking soda, ammonia, dish soap or vinegar do a fine job cleaning carpets.  These remedies all do different things with varying levels of effectiveness, but one thing is for sure; they never do a great job and can have adverse effects in the long run. Baking soda, for example, will mask odors for a while but will not eliminate the source of the carpet odor. Furthermore, it is extremely hard to completely vacuum out of your carpet. Baking soda left in the fibers can also cause friction and unnecessary wear and tear. 

When it all comes down to it, we want to make smart choices for our businesses. Taking care of your carpets is a great contribution to your business, so do it right by avoiding practices inspired by these myths. For expert advice or to schedule your commercial carpet cleaning, call the professionals at Restore More in Racine. We are ready to help you take care of your investment now!

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