Enter carpet cleaning tips on the internet and you’ll be bombarded with information. We use Google to find pages and pages of information about any question we could possibly imagine. The only problem is that we can’t trust everything we read online. When it comes to carpet cleaning you should only trust what professional carpet cleaners have to say.
Hiring a Carpet Cleaning Professional VS Doing it Yourself
Today’s carpets are made of different fabrics, and protective finishes, each with their own chemical properties. Because carpets can be expensive, you’ll want to make sure you take care of them the best way possible. Wool is a natural carpet that can be very sensitive and easy to damage. Some artificial carpets and fibers can be almost impossible to clean, and nylon carpets are the worst for synthetic stains. It’s impossible to find an internet blogger that knows everything about every type of carpet and how to get them cleaned. On the other hand, professional carpet cleaners have the training and experience to get any carpets cleaned with the right solutions, techniques and equipment.
Homemade Carpet Cleaning Solutions You Should Avoid
• Vinegar. Vinegar mixed with water is very useful as a natural disinfectant but not very effective when it comes to cleaning your carpet. Vinegar is actually one of the least effective solutions to remove dirt or soil. Some internet searches will recommend mixing vinegar with baking soda. This is also ineffective. All it does is create a foamy saltwater paste that will then need to be removed from your carpet. Vinegar might remove a surface stain but will not remove dirt that is embedded in your carpet. You may even end up damaging the carpet fibers in the process
• Hairspray. Hairspray is for your hair, not for cleaning your carpet. You will almost always end up with a stain if you use hairspray to remove a stain. Hairspray will also create a firm, sticky and stiff residue that doesn’t belong on your carpet. It’s easy to remove hairspray from your hair when you’re in the shower. Not so easy to get out of your carpet. If you can’t get it out it will attract more residue and make stains even harder to remove.
• Dish soap. You should never use any type of dish soap to clean your carpet. Liquid soap is only effective at removing grease and grime from your dishes when you can rinse the residue off afterwards. Laundry soap removes stains from your clothes and is effective when your washing machine goes through the rinse cycle. If soap isn’t completely removed it will attract more dirt and create a larger and more permanent stain.
• Commercial cleaning products. Save your money when it comes to buying commercial cleaning products. The professionals actually prefer that you leave a stain alone rather than use a retail product on it. It can be harder to remove the cleaning product and even harder to reverse the damage that it can cause.
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A lot can go wrong when you trust the tips you find online. You don’t need to worry about a thing when you trust the professionals at Carpet Care 2000 for all your carpet cleaning needs. We look forward to hearing for you! Contact us today!