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Need to Remove Soap Residue from Carpet & Rinse it After Shampooing? Avoiding Common Cleaning Mistakes in Santa Monica

Cleaning your carpets is an ongoing effort. Most of the cleaning that takes place on our carpets will be done by you. Having your carpets professionally cleaned is important, but there are spills and stains that happen almost daily if you find yourself with pets that live inside and children at home. As you get ready to do some carpet cleaning, Steam Green Carpet Cleaning would like to share some common carpet cleaning mistakes to avoid.

Delaying Carpet Cleaning

When you see a spill happen on your carpet, it is important to clean it up right away. Waiting will allow the stain to set into the fibers of your carpet and be that much harder to get out. It may also soak into your carpet pad the longer you wait. By removing the stain while it is still wet, you have a much better chance of completely getting rid of it. Waiting until later to clean up a mess is the number one mistake homeowners make when cleaning their carpets.

Shampooing Carpets Too Often

You may be tempted to shampoo your carpet once a week to ensure it is clean. While having your carpets professionally cleaned is important, you can overdo it. When you have your carpets shampooed too often, it can cause damage to your carpet. It can damage the fibers of your carpeting, by unraveling the fibers and can cause premature matting. You also may start to notice fading or discoloration, an effect of the cleaners, when you shampoo too frequently.

Choosing the Wrong Carpet Cleaner

Choosing the right carpet cleaner is very important when cleaning up messes. You should be sure you are using cleaners that are specifically made for carpet cleaning. If you use other common cleaners like laundry detergent, you will find they are too harsh for your carpeting and will most likely damage your carpets.

Skipping the Carpet Patch Test

Most carpet cleaners will tell you to do a patch test before using the product, and this step is really important. You need to make sure your carpeting will handle the cleaner without fading or damaging your carpet. This is especially true if you are using a carpet cleaner that claims to be maximum strength. Find a spot that is somewhat hidden, and do the patch test, it may save you a headache in the end.

Misuse of Carpet Deodorizers

Carpet deodorizers are great for freshening up the smell of a room, but if you misuse them, it will cause problems. They aren’t meant to replace having your carpeting cleaned. Deodorizers come in powder form and if used too often, your vacuum won’t suck up all the powder. This will end up leaving a residue on your carpet fibers and attract dirt and stains.

Carpet Cleaning, Stain & Odor Removal in Valley Village, Long Beach, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Simi Valley, Burbank, Calabasas, Beverly Hills, Thousand Oaks & Los Angeles California

Like mentioned above, the daily cleaning of your carpets will always be done by you, but you should twice a year, hire a professional like Steam Green Carpet Cleaning to have your carpets professionally cleaned. We have years of experience that will work to your benefit at removing old, stubborn stains. Not only do we offer carpet cleaning, but we can deodorize and protect your carpeting as well from future stains. Call for an appointment today!

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