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5 Myths About Professional Carpet Cleaning

Installing carpeting is an investment for homes, businesses, or property owners that is worth the money and effort. Carpeting not only provides insulation and a comfortable feel, but it can also help increase the value of your property.

That’s why people who invest in carpeting want to make sure they are maintaining the carpet in a way that will help them keep it in good shape for as long as possible. But when it comes to one big part of carpet maintenance—cleaning—there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about what’s safe and what should be avoided.  In this article, we will debunk the 5 most common myths you may hear about professional carpet cleaning.

Myth #1: Your carpet will shrink after cleaning.

When done properly by professionals who know your carpet and what should and should not be done to it during its cleaning, your carpet will not shrink after cleaning. Shrinking is a risk when your carpet is not properly dried after cleaning because the owner decided to DIY the task or hired “professionals” who didn’t have the right expertise. With proper technique and product, professional carpet cleaning will not cause your carpet to shrink.

Myth #2: Cleaning will cause them to get dirty faster.

Once again, this might be true if your carpets have been cleaned improperly. Some products or methods may leave a sticky residue that attracts dirt and grime faster making your carpets soil quicker. However, professional carpet cleaners know what cleaning products to use for what types of fiber to ensure your carpet does not attract more dirt than it did before being cleaned.

Myth #3: There are simple products you can use yourself to get rid of odors.

You might have tried using baking soda or other powders to help deodorize your carpet in the past. And while you may think you have had success, all you really did was mask the odor instead of removing the source. What’s the difference? The difference is that the odor will return and you will need to treat it again. Soon. Then you’ve created a new problem. Powder cleaners are impossible to vacuum all the way up, so the more you use them, the more wear and tear you put on your carpet. Professional cleaning is the only way you can stop odors at their source and keep your carpet in great condition without the use of abrasive powders.

Myth #4: If your carpet looks clean, there’s no reason to have it cleaned.

At first glance, this one seems to make sense. Why fix what isn’t broken, right? However, modern carpeting is designed to look clean even if, under the surface, it is not. Carpets can hide a multitude of hidden dangers such as allergens, dust mites, pet dander, and even harmful bacteria and viruses. Only having your carpet professionally cleaned on a regular schedule, whether it looks dirty or not, will make sure your carpet is clean from top to bottom.

Myth #5: Professional carpet cleaning is too expensive.

Remember: your carpeting is an investment. When you invest in your property, your goal should always be to get a good return on your investment. In this case, that means you have a nice, attractive carpet for many years to come. Getting professional carpet cleaning to maintain your investment will save you more money in the long run since it will help you avoid the cost of replacing a damaged or neglected carpet.

At McMahon Services, we have the expertise, talent, and essential tools to thoroughly and correctly clean your carpet while helping you maintain your investment. We offer comprehensive professional carpet cleaning services for residential and commercial property owners in the Chicago, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Des Plaines, Evanston, Mount Prospect, Grayslake, Mundelein, Libertyville, Oak Park, Palatine, Wheaton, Naperville, Waukegan, Schaumburg, Skokie, and surrounding IL areas.

Contact us today for a FREE carpet inspection and cleaning estimate!