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4 Common Carpet Cleaning Pitfalls

Jul 3, 2024 | Carpet Cleaning

Man looking at carpet while vacuuming in San Fernando

As professional carpet cleaners in San Fernando, we’ve seen numerous carpets and, unfortunately, witnessed common carpet cleaning mistakes. Here are the top four errors homeowners make, along with tips to avoid them.

 

Not vacuuming often enough.

Sure, you likely know that regular vacuuming is important for maintaining a clean home. But do you understand why it’s so essential and how frequently you should vacuum?

 

Vacuuming your carpets effectively removes dirt and grime that, if left too long, can wear down carpet fibers and cause damage. Carpets also act as filters, trapping dirt and dust from the air and preventing it from circulating in your home. However, when carpets become too saturated with dirt, they lose their effectiveness as filters and can even degrade indoor air quality rather than improve it.

 

We recommend vacuuming all carpets in your home at least once a week. If you have pets, children, or frequently wear shoes indoors, you may need to vacuum more often to maintain clean carpets.

 

Not Giving High-traffic Areas Adequate Protection

Think about how you move around your home throughout the day. Certain areas like hallways, entryways, and spaces in front of furniture likely receive much more foot traffic than others.

 

High-traffic areas in your home need special care to withstand the heavy use they receive. One effective way to extend their lifespan is by using rugs. If you already have rugs in these areas, make sure to rotate them regularly to distribute wear evenly.

 

If a rug isn’t an option, make sure to vacuum these areas frequently. Additionally, consider our carpet protectant service, which adds a protective coating to your carpet, helping it resist stains that high-traffic areas are prone to accumulate.

 

Scrubbing At Spots And Stains

When dealing with spills on your carpet, the instinct to immediately grab a towel and scrub hard can actually spread the stain further into the fibers. Instead, gently dab at the stain to absorb the liquid. Use a white rag for dabbing, as colored towels or patterned paper towels might transfer dye to the carpet, worsening the stain.

 

If gentle blotting doesn’t remove the stain, it’s best to contact professional carpet cleaners in San Fernando, like Delta Chem-Dry. We’ve seen DIY stain removal attempts gone wrong too many times, leading to carpet damage and even more stubborn stains. Trusting the professionals ensures your carpet looks its best.

 

Missing Professional Cleanings

Regular vacuuming and quick spill cleanup are essential, but they only help the surface of your carpet. Over time, dirt and dust can accumulate deep near the carpet backing, leading to a matted texture, dull appearance, and visible traffic lines. Professional cleaning is necessary to extract this embedded grime effectively. Even if your carpets appear clean, you’ll be amazed at how much fresher and cleaner they look and feel after a thorough professional cleaning.

 

Are you making any of the above cleaning mistakes? Our professional carpet cleaners in San Fernando can help you avoid additional damage to your carpet and increase its longevity. Give us a call at 818-718-7154 today to get started!

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