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Old wives tales about carpet cleaning debunked.

Many old wives tales and myths crop up all over the internet.  It's hard sometimes to know which advice to take seriously and which to take with a grain of salt, especially when it comes to cleaning your carpet. 

If you take the advice of some online myths, you may be doing more harm than good to your carpet. Here are some carpet cleaning myths that you need to stop believing:

Myth 1: You shouldn't vacuum every day because it will damage the rug.

This is false, Vacuuming lifts dirt out and prolongs the life of your carpet. Dirt and grim will break down carpet fibers faster if not removed as much as possible. Vacuuming keeps the carpet looking and feeling new for much longer. It is also recommended to vacuum the underside of your carpet at least one time a week. 

Myth 2:  You don't need professional carpet cleaning.

This is not good advice because at home cleaning products and equipment do not adequately remove deep down dirt, bacteria, allergens, pet urine, and dust mites. Some products can discolor or damage carpet fiber. Professional carpet cleaners are expert at making sure the carpet is entirely down to the bottom layer with cleaning products that do not damage carpet fibers.  

Myth 3: If you purchase built-in stain resistant carpet you don’t have to clean it often.

This is false, stain resistant carpet is more resistant to stains but is not immune to dust, danger, allergens, mildew, and mold. It is recommended to have all types of carpet cleaned regularly. 

Myth 4: Professional carpet cleaning is too costly.

Having your carpets cleaned regularly will help you get more years out of your carpet and you won't need to replace it as often. Trying to clean it yourself can become costly: from renting a machine to purchasing the solutions, to any damage that may occur during cleaning. 

These are just a few online myths that people believe to be true. Carpets should always be cleaned by a professional carpet cleaning expert like Gator Clean. Contact our team today for a free quote request.


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