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Carpet Cleaning Dont’s

Feb 6, 2024 | Carpet Cleaning

Carpet Cleaning Dont’s

The internet is a vast source of advice, both valuable and misleading. If you’ve ever searched online for tips on deep carpet cleaning, you may have noticed the abundance of questionable recommendations. Rest assured, you’re not alone in this experience. Our team of professional carpet cleaners in San Jose, CA often encounters homeowners who have followed misguided methods they found online, or worse, called us after realizing they’ve unintentionally damaged their carpets due to faulty internet tips. To prevent you from facing a similar predicament, our carpet cleaning experts in San Jose are here to debunk some of the common misconceptions and offer sound advice for proper carpet care.

Using salt to brighten carpets.

The origin of this tip is uncertain, but there is a belief that salt can enhance the appearance of your carpet and make it look cleaner. However, pouring salt onto your carpets does not achieve this desired effect. Firstly, salt alone does not possess cleaning properties. Moreover, your household vacuum may struggle to completely extract all of the salt, leading to the accumulation of grit that causes friction between carpet fibers and contributes to their wear and tear.

If your carpets are looking particularly dull or are displaying unappealing traffic lanes, opt instead for professional deep carpet cleaning in San Jose that will restore their original color and beauty with more reliable methods.

Steaming your carpet with a clothes steamer or steam mop.

Attempting to save money on carpet cleaning by using a clothes steamer or steam mop may seem tempting, but it’s important to understand that these household machines are not designed for proper carpet cleaning. Additionally, it’s worth noting that steam cleaning is not the most effective method for deep carpet cleaning. Opting for professional carpet cleaning services ensures optimal results and helps maintain the longevity 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, scrubbing is usually the go-to method, right? Well, that might work for dirty dishes, but when it comes to carpets, scrubbing is a big no-no. Carpets are made of delicate, tightly woven fibers, and scrubbing them can actually damage their texture, color, and overall lifespan. Not only that but scrubbing a stain or spot on your carpet often just ends up spreading it around instead of actually removing it. That’s why it’s always better to take a more targeted approach to spot and stain removal, which is exactly what our Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.®) and specialty stain removal services do. By treating stains and spots on a molecular level, we ensure effective and thorough removal without causing any harm to your precious carpets.

Applying vinegar to the carpet.

Vinegar is often hailed as a natural cleaning agent, and while it does have its merits in various situations, it falls short when it comes to deep carpet cleaning. Before you pour vinegar onto your carpets, take a moment to consider the pungent aroma and the challenges of removing this odorous liquid from your precious flooring. We understand the predicament many homeowners find themselves in: resorting to calling Almaden Chem-Dry to salvage their carpets after a failed DIY attempt.

Aside from the unpleasant odor, vinegar should be avoided for carpet cleaning due to its acidic properties. Using vinegar can potentially affect the color and texture of your carpet, leading to fading and stiffness over time.

Choose Professional Deep Carpet Cleaning

When you choose our deep carpet cleaning services, you won’t have to worry about damaging your carpet while restoring its beauty. Our highly effective HCE process lifts embedded soil from deep within carpets and effortlessly removes it. Unlike steam cleaning, our process uses minimal water and avoids soapy detergents, ensuring your carpets won’t stay wet for days or be left with a sticky residue. Experience the difference in cleanliness and convenience with our advanced carpet cleaning techniques.

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. Even better, you’ll have taken an important step in protecting their longevity while promoting the health of your home.

Get started with a deep carpet cleaning process that you can trust! Call Almaden Chem-Dry at (408) 370-7847 today to schedule your carpet cleaning in San Jose, CA.

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