- Scrubbing a carpet stain:
This will damage the carpet fibers and will not get the spot out of the carpet, it will actually push the stain down deeper. Instead, blot the spot as much as you can.
- Not responding immediately:
The longer you wait to attend to the spot, the harder it will be to get out. The stain can even be absorbed into the padding if you’re not careful.
- Using an incorrect solution:
This can permanently damage and discolor your rug. Be sure to look up information on the product and read the label before you use it.
- Over-using chemicals:
Over-wetting your carpet with a solution can damage your carpet and build up dirt/residue.
- Using deodorizer incorrectly:
This makes the carpet smell good, but you still must clean the rug itself.
- Renting equipment:
Some rental machines can damage and over-wet your carpets, which can lead to mold and soil build up.
- Not testing it first:
You should always remember to test a patch of carpet so you can see how the chemical is reacting to it. That way, if it does not react well, you will not be damaging the whole carpet.
- Not using a professional:
Getting your carpet professionally cleaned at least once a year is very important. This will extend the life of the carpet and ensures that if you have a warranty on your carpet, it will not be forfeited. You will also want your carpet cleaning technician to be IICRC certified (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification). Getting your carpets cleaned regularly can also help provide an overall healthy environment in your home.
Blackburn Professional Cleaning would be happy to help you with spots on your carpet and upholstery. Give us a call today!