Carpets definitely make a space feel like home. However, they stain easily and are also quite prone to accumulating dust. This means they require regular maintenance in order to feel brand new and to be considered hygienic. Our cleaners have handled all types of carpets so you can trust that we’ve perfected our carpet cleaning solutions! If you’re thinking of taking on this task yourself, however, here are some mistakes you’re definitely going to want to avoid!
Aggressively rubbing that stain in the hopes of removing it might come as a reflex but it will actually make your stain much worse. This pushes those dirty molecules further into the carpet, making it harder to remove. Instead, use a warm water solution and microfiber cloth to gently blot the spot. For any mold patches, hire our cleaners to make quick work of the job!
Applying solution directly
Are you guilty of applying too much foamy detergent or solution on a stain? This can actually cause your carpet to shrink or discolor! To avoid seriously damaging your carpet, you should ideally dip a cloth in the solution and (after squeezing out any excess liquid) apply it over the affected area for best results!
It doesn’t work to vacuum your carpet every once in a while! A lot of debris, dust and other dirt particles tend to get embedded quite easily and deeply into the fibers of a carpet so you’ll want to vacuum at least twice a week to avoid any build up. Have any pets? Aim for three times a week if possible!
Using poor carpet cleaner
You don’t want to invest in carpet cleaning solution that isn’t compatible with your type of carpet! This could severely damage your carpet after cleaning. Make it a point to read the label so you know exactly what you’re buying and how to use it. Also, make it a point to invest in natural/organic products. For example, our cleaners use tried and tested products that are 100% environmentally friendly. This ensures your carpet surface isn’t damaged. Apply a cleaner on a spot first so you know its safe to use.
These are 4 carpet cleaning mistakes you’ll definitely want to avoid! If prepping your property for end of lease inspection we recommend hiring professionals to take care of the job in a jiffy!