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4 Common Carpet Cleaning Catastrophes To Avoid

upholstery cleaningYour home’s carpeting can take a serious beating, which is why it’s important to give it the regular maintenance it needs. It’s recommended to vacuum between once to twice a week and to have your carpet professionally cleaned once every 12 to 18 months.

Unfortunately, homeowners who try to clean their own carpets themselves have been known to make some serious mistakes. In some cases, they may even worsen the damage that’s been caused to their carpet.

To keep you from making the same mistakes, here are four carpet-cleaning mistakes to avoid the next time your carpeting needs some attention.

  1. Not doing a patch test. When you use new cleaning products, it’s crucial to test the product on a small patch of carpet first. The last thing you want is to apply a product to the entire carpet, have something go wrong, and end up with a major carpeting disaster.
  2. Applying excess water. This is one of the most common mistakes people make when trying to lift a stain from the carpet. They apply too much water to try to dilute the stain. However, applying too much water can actually keep the stain from drying quickly, which can make the stain set even deeper.
  3. Applying too much shampoo. The risk of over-shampooing a carpet is one of the reasons why it’s recommended to hire a professional carpet cleaning service rather than trying to clean the carpet yourself. Over-shampooing can cause a big mess on your floor that’s impossible to get out. And once your carpet has been over-shampooed, it becomes a serious target for dirt and dust.
  4. Using the wrong cleaning method. Professional carpet cleaning services will use specific cleaning methods depending on what needs to be cleaned or repaired on your carpet. People who try to DIY can end up setting a stain, making a stain worse, or over-shampooing as mentioned above.

Looking for professional carpet cleaning services?

Approximately 70% of people say they’ve moved their home furniture to hide a carpet stain. Unfortunately, hiding a stain doesn’t get rid of the problem. You need professional upholstery cleaning and carpet cleaning to get that stain out once and for all.

Whether your carpet has a staining problem or it’s been two years since its last cleaning, Williams Carpet Care has you covered. To learn more about our upholstery cleaning, carpet cleaning, and odor treatment, contact Williams Carpet Care today.

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