With 2017 here, you may have vowed to stay clean and organized as your new year resolution. Keeping your home fresh and dirt-free is a positive step to a better year, but your old cleaning habits may get in the way of your 2017 goals. Especially if you have carpet flooring.
Here are three common myths about carpet cleaning you should ditch, along with 2016.
My carpet doesn’t look dirty so it isn’t necessary to clean it.
Your carpet does not need to be filled with dirt and stains for it to be dirty. Dust allergens and other common household bacteria are hard to see yet are heavily populated in your flooring. Whether your flooring deals with light or heavy foot traffic, carpets are exposed to more germs than toilet seats. Also, dust and dirt particles cut away at carpet fibers. So waiting until your carpet appears to be dirty can be harmful to your carpet’s health.
I vacuum often so there is no need for professional cleaning.
Although vacuuming often is a good way to keep your carpet clean, it is not the only way to prevent dirty carpets. Proper cleaning is needed to eradicate bacteria like mold, norovirus, Staphylococcus aureus and other nasty germs that can cause serious illnesses.
I don’t need to waste money on professional cleaning because I know how to do it on my own.
Your habitual carpet cleaning habits may not be effective enough to properly clean your carpets. Without knowing, you are probably damaging your carpet by using improper cleaning products and cleaning methods. For instance, over-wetting your carpet or scrubbing a dirty spot too hard can cause permanent carpet damage such a carpet shrinkage, browning, and shredding.
Heavens Best Carpet Cleaning can help you bust those common myths with their professional cleaning services. Servicing in San Clemente, Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel and Laguna Beach, and all of South Orange County.