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Common Carpet Cleaning Mistakes [4 Things To Avoid]

Jan 4, 2024 | Carpet Cleaning

hand scrubbing carpet with a cleaning brush

As professional carpet cleaners in Los Angeles, we have seen a lot of carpets. Unfortunately, that means we’ve seen our fair share of carpet mistakes too. Here are the top four mistakes that we see homeowners make so you can avoid them. 

Not vacuuming often enough.

You’ve probably heard about the importance of regular vacuuming for a clean home. But have you ever wondered why it’s so crucial and how often you should be doing it?

Vacuuming your carpets is more than just cleaning – it’s about removing dirt and grime that, if left untouched, can wear down carpet fibers and cause damage. Additionally, carpets act as filters, trapping dirt and dust from the air and preventing it from circulating in your home. However, when they become too laden with dirt, they lose their effectiveness, potentially worsening indoor air quality instead of improving it.

Our recommendation: aim to vacuum all carpets in your home at least once a week. If your household includes pets, children, or frequent indoor shoe use, consider vacuuming more often to maintain consistently clean carpets.

Not Giving High-traffic Areas Adequate Protection

As you move around your home each day, certain areas see a lot more action – hallways, the entryway, and spaces in front of furniture, for example. These spots deserve some extra care to handle the heavy foot traffic they endure. One effective way to extend their lifespan is by introducing a rug. If you’ve already got one, remember to give it a regular spin to distribute the wear evenly.

If rugs aren’t your style, no problem! Regular vacuuming is your go-to for these high-traffic zones. And here’s a bonus: we offer a carpet protectant. It adds a protective coating, helping your carpet stand strong against the stains that often hit those busy areas.

Scrubbing At Spots And Stains

Spills happen to everyone. When you accidentally spill something on your carpet, your first instinct might be to grab a towel and start scrubbing. But here’s a tip: aggressive scrubbing can make things worse by pushing the stain deeper. Instead, try gently dabbing at the stain to soak up the liquid. Use a white rag to avoid any dye transfer from colored towels or patterned paper towels, which can make the issue worse.

If the stain isn’t cooperating with your gentle efforts, no worries! It’s time to call in the professionals. In Los Angeles, Delta Chem-Dry has your back. DIY stain removal attempts can sometimes lead to more problems, like carpet damage and stubborn stains. Let the experts handle it, and your carpet will look clean and refreshed.

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 Los Angeles can help you avoid additional damage to your carpet and increase its longevity. We also offer carpet cleaning services in Bel Air, Culver City, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, and Venice BeachGive us a call at (310) 326-6234 today to get started! 

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