Good carpeting is a vital part of a home’s decor, and it can be expensive to replace. To keep their carpets looking their best for as long as possible, homeowners need to care for them properly. Most consumers are aware of professional carpet cleaners, but few use these services as much as they should. Some of the reasons people cite for not using professional carpet cleaners are based on misunderstandings about proper carpet care. So in this edition of the Fight Dirty Blog, we are fighting four common misconceptions about professional carpet cleaning.

Professional Carpet Cleaning Is Only About Removing Dirt

Many homeowners assume that they only need to hire a professional carpet cleaner when their carpets are noticeably dirty. Dirty carpets are a good reason to use services like Snyders Carpet Care, but proper carpet care goes beyond just removing dirt.

In many ways, a carpet acts like a filter for a room. Besides dirt from shoes, the carpet comes into contact with pollen, pet dandruff, bacteria, smoke, and any other particles that are in the air.  These particles drift downward due to gravity and get caught in the fibers of the carpet. Completely removing these particles from a carpet can help with allergies, asthma, emphysema, or other respiratory problems. Besides making your carpet look nicer, professional carpet cleaning can improve the health of the home’s occupants by removing pollutants and allergens.

Stain Remover Products Can Be Used to Replace Professional Carpet Cleaning Services

With so many stain remover products on the market, it’s tempting to assume that these products can replace having the carpet professionally cleaned. Thinking that stain removers can replace professional cleaning is a misconception on two levels. First, it assumes that removing a stain is all a professional cleaner does. Stain removers can only treat surface stains, while professional cleaning services can remove the stain entirely. 

Even the limited effectiveness of stain remover products comes at a price. These products are often made harsh chemicals, and these can damage your carpet more in the long run. This potential damage is why these products warn users to test the product on a hidden piece of carpet. In contrast, Snyders Carpet Care uses a process that provides the best stain removal without damaging your carpet.

Waiting As Long As Possible to Get Carpet Professionally Cleaned

Some homeowners treat professional carpet cleaning like a special event. It’s something they only do when they feel their ordinary carpet cleaning routine isn’t enough. However, the truth is that proper carpet care requires professional cleaning, even when the carpet doesn’t look dirty. Regular vacuuming is important, but it can only do so much. If homeowners are waiting for when the carpet looks dirty, they’ve waited too long. Even when you can’t see it, everyday wear and tear can damage a carpet and patterns will begin to set in. The longer stains and wear tracks are allowed to sit, the harder they become to remove, even with professional cleaning. Having periodic professional cleanings keep your carpets looking new for as long as possible. Professional carpet cleaning is more affordable than some homeowners realize. Visit the Snyders Carpet Care website to get a free estimate

Professional Carpet Cleaning Reduces the Carpets Lifespan

Some people assume that having a carpet professionally cleaned wears it out and reduces the lifespan of the carpet. It’s the opposite. Not having a carpet properly cleaned increases wear and tear. Grains of sand and dirt in your carpet can act link sandpaper when it’s being walked on. This grinding will cause the material of the carpet to degrade faster. Vacuuming can help by removing some of the unwanted stuff, but the best way to prolong the life of your carpet is with periodic professional cleaning.

Your carpets are an essential part of your home, and it’s worth it to protect it with professional cleanings to keep it looking nice for as long as possible. Contact Snyders Carpet Care to get your carpets cleaned by experienced professionals who can make your carpets look better than ever.

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