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Unreliable Carpet Cleaning Techniques To Avoid

Mar 29, 2024 | Carpet Cleaning

Unreliable Carpet Cleaning Techniques To Avoid

Our professional carpet cleaners in Toms River often have homeowners ask about methods they read about online or, even worse, call after they realize they ruined their carpet thanks to a bad internet tip. We don’t want the same to happen to you, so our carpet cleaning experts are here to debunk some bad carpet care advice we’ve come across. 

Using salt to brighten carpets

We’re not sure where this tip even comes from, but we’ve heard salt is supposed to brighten your carpet and make it appear cleaner. That’s not what happens when you pour salt into your carpets. For starters, salt on its own is not going to clean anything. Additionally, your home vacuum is unlikely to be able to remove all of the salt, so you’re leaving behind grit that creates friction between carpet fibers, contributing to wear and tear. 

Steaming your carpet with a clothes steamer or steam mop

You might be tempted to save money on carpet cleaning by steaming your carpets yourself with your clothes steamer or steam mop, but this is a terrible idea. These household machines aren’t designed to clean carpet. And, it’s important to note that steam cleaning isn’t even the ideal method for deep carpet cleaning. 

Scrubbing carpet with a scrub brush

If you need to clean something, you scrub it, right? While that might be true for dirty dishes, you do not want to scrub your carpets. This is because carpets are made of densely woven, delicate fibers, and scrubbing can have a negative effect on their texture, color, and overall lifespan. Plus, when you scrub a stain or spot in your carpet, you’re likely just spreading it around instead of actually removing it. 

Applying vinegar to 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 Wilce’s Chem-Dry to deep clean the carpets after this DIY gone awry. 

 

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. 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.

When you choose professional carpet cleaners, you’ll be able to get back to life as usual in just a few hours, and you won’t be bothered by the unpleasant odors that are often associated with DIY cleaning methods. Instead, your carpets will look and smell fresh and clean. 

Get started with a deep carpet cleaning process that you can trust! Call Wilce’s Chem-Dry at (732) 607-4400 today to schedule your Toms River carpet cleaning

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