Carpets are bound to accumulate dirt and stains over time. If you only have a little bit of dirt or some small stains to handle, you might try handling the cleaning process on your own. However, carpet cleaning has to be done the right way, and if you don’t follow the proper procedures, it can cause your carpet to be ruined, which means you’ll have to replace it. These are some of the mistakes that people make when attempting carpet cleaning on their own.
They Use Anything That is Labeled as “Carpet Cleaner”
There are all sorts of products that are advertised as carpet cleaners. However, these products aren’t always going to be what you want to use. Many of them will leave some residue behind, and this residue will attach itself to the dirt on your carpet. Over time, a brown patch will start to form. Many cleaning products use soap as a cleaning agent, but soap requires water as well. If you’re only using the cleaning product itself, all that happens is that soap will be left on your carpet.
People Use Too Much Water
We know we just said that not using water is an issue, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use too much. It’s not wrong to use water alongside a cleaning agent to help with carpet cleaning, but be careful how much water you use. If too much water gets on your carpet, the carpet may not dry as it should. This creates the risk of mold developing, which is a serious health hazard.
Don’t Rub Your Carpet Down. Blot It Instead
Spills happen. They aren’t an uncommon occurrence among carpet owners. How you handle these spills determines how long your carpeting is going to last. One carpet cleaning mistake people make is that they try to rub the spill down with a tool like a towel. Rubbing the stain only allows it to spread to other areas of your carpet. Instead, just stick to blotting stains when you get them. Apply pressure as needed so that the stain will transfer from the carpet to whatever you’re using to absorb said stain.
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