As professional carpet cleaners in Mount Pleasant, we have seen a lot of carpets. Unfortunately, that means we’ve also seen our fair share of carpet cleaning mistakes. Here are the top three mistakes that we see homeowners make so you can avoid them.
Not vacuuming often enough.
Okay, you probably know that you should vacuum often. It’s part of keeping a clean home. However, do you know just why vacuuming is so important and how often you should be vacuuming?
Vacuuming your carpets removes dirt and grime from your carpets. This dirt, if left in your carpets for too long, can wear down your carpet fibers and damage your carpet. Plus, your carpet traps dirt and dust from the air and stops it from circulating in your home. However, if they get too full of dirt, then they won’t be able to trap dirt effectively and may make your indoor air quality worse, not better.
We recommend vacuuming all carpets in your home weekly at a minimum. If you have pets, children, or wear shoes in the home, you likely need to vacuum more frequently to keep your carpets clean.
Not Giving High-traffic Areas Adequate Protection
Think about how you move about your home in a day. There are probably places where you walk way more often than others, such as hallways, the entryway and in front of furniture. These areas need special carpet care to help them withstand the heavy traffic they receive. One way to extend the life of these high-traffic areas is to add a rug. If you already have a rug, be sure to get regular rug cleaning and rotate it regularly to spread the wear evenly.
If a rug isn’t an option, be sure to vacuum these areas regularly. We also offer a carpet protectant which adds a protective coating to your carpet, helping it withstand the stains that high traffic areas are more likely to see.
Forgoing Professional Cleanings
You may assume that if you’re vacuuming regularly and quickly soaking up spills, you’re giving your carpet all the care that it needs. Unfortunately, your vacuum can only reach the top layer of your carpet. Over time, dirt and dust that has escaped the suction action will embed itself near the carpet backing, resulting in a matted texture, dull appearance, and traffic lines. The only way to get this grime out of the depths of your carpets is to use a professional cleaning service. Even if your carpets don’t look dirty, you’d be surprised at how much better they look and feel after a good cleaning.
Are you making any of the above cleaning mistakes? Our professional carpet cleaning team in Mount Pleasant can help you avoid additional damage to your carpet and increase its longevity. Give us a call at (843) 766-0052 today to get started!