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The “Do Not’s” Of Carpet Cleaning

Mar 19, 2024 | Carpet Cleaning

The “Do Not’s” Of Carpet Cleaning

The internet is full of great advice—and some not so great advice. If you’ve ever looked online for deep carpet cleaning tips only to realize that most of the advice out there seems to be questionable, you’re not alone. Our professional carpet cleaners in Mount Pleasant 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. 


Steaming your carpet with a clothes steamer or steam mop. 

You might be tempted to save money by steam cleaning your carpets yourself, but household machines aren’t designed to clean carpet. And, it’s important to note that steam cleaning isn’t an ideal method for deep carpet cleaning. 

Unlike steam cleaning, our techniques will not leave your carpets soaking wet, nor will they risk heating your carpets to inappropriately high temperatures.


Scrubbing carpet with a scrub brush. 

While that might be true for dirty dishes, you do not want to scrub your carpets. This is because scrubbing can have a negative effect on the texture, color, and overall lifespan of your carpet. Plus, when you scrub a stain or spot in your carpet, you’re likely just spreading it around instead of actually removing it. That’s why it’s always better to approach the removal of spots and stains on a molecular level, which is exactly what our Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.®) and specialty stain removal services do. 


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.


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. Our HCE process is effective at lifting embedded soil from deep within carpets and removing it with ease. 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 or covered with a sticky residue.


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 our deep carpet cleaning process! Call Chem-Dry of Charleston at (843) 766-0052 today to schedule your Mount Pleasant carpet cleaning


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