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Carpet Cleaning Dont’s

Feb 8, 2024 | Carpet Cleaning

Carpet Cleaning Dont’s

The internet is a vast repository of advice, offering both valuable insights and dubious information. If you’ve ever searched online for tips on deep carpet cleaning, only to stumble upon questionable recommendations, rest assured that you’re not alone. Many homeowners in Sioux Falls approach our professional carpet cleaners with concerns about methods they’ve come across online. Some have even unintentionally damaged their carpets due to misguided internet tips. We understand the importance of ensuring you don’t face the same predicament. That’s why our carpet cleaning experts are here to debunk some of the misguided carpet care advice we’ve encountered, providing you with reliable and trustworthy guidance.

Using salt to brighten carpets.

The origin of this tip is unclear, but there is a misconception that salt can brighten and clean carpets. However, sprinkling salt onto your carpets will not effectively clean them. In fact, salt alone does not possess cleaning properties. Moreover, your household vacuum may have difficulty in completely removing all the salt, leaving behind residual grit that can cause friction and accelerate the wear and tear of your carpets.

If your carpets appear lackluster or have unsightly traffic lanes, it’s best to choose professional deep carpet cleaning. This method will effectively restore their original color and beauty using reliable techniques. Avoid risking damage to your beautiful carpets by attempting DIY methods. Trust the experts to ensure the best results!

Steaming your carpet with a clothes steamer or steam mop.

Although it might be tempting to save money by using a clothes steamer or steam mop to clean your carpets, it is not recommended. These household machines are not designed for effective carpet cleaning in Sioux Falls. It is important to note that steam cleaning is not the most optimal method for achieving a thorough and deep clean of your carpets.

At Chem-Dry, we have developed a more effective process called Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) to get your carpet cleaner. Unlike steam cleaning, our techniques will not leave your carpets soaking wet, nor will they risk heating your carpets to inappropriately high temperatures–two problems that are associated with using any type of steamer on your carpet.

Scrubbing carpet with a scrub brush.

When it comes to cleaning, we often think of scrubbing. However, this approach doesn’t work well for carpets. Unlike dirty dishes, carpets are made of delicate, tightly woven fibers. Scrubbing can actually harm the texture, color, and lifespan of your carpet. Moreover, scrubbing a stain or spot on your carpet tends to spread it around instead of getting rid of it. That’s why we believe in tackling spots and stains at a molecular level. Our Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.®) and specialty stain removal services are designed to do just that. Trust us to take care of your carpets with precision and expertise.

Applying vinegar to the 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 Chem-Dry of Sioux Falls 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 our deep carpet cleaning services, you won’t have to risk damaging your carpet in order to deep clean and restore its beauty. Our HCE process is effective at lifting embedded soil from deep within carpets and removing it with ease. Because our process only requires a fraction of the water used in steam cleaning and doesn’t rely on soapy detergents, it won’t leave your carpets wet for days or covered with a sticky residue.

By opting for professional carpet cleaners, you can swiftly resume your daily routine within a few hours. Say goodbye to the lingering unpleasant odors that DIY cleaning methods often leave behind. Instead, revel in the sight and scent of fresh and pristine carpets. What’s more, you’ll be safeguarding their longevity and fostering a healthier home environment with this crucial step.

Get started with a deep carpet cleaning process that you can trust! Call Chem-Dry of Sioux Falls at (605) 332-1551 today to schedule your carpet cleaning in Sioux Falls and other areas like Crooks and Harrisburg.

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