You should wait as long as possible to clean your carpet. Not true. Many years ago, when shampooing was the primary method of carpet cleaning, it was true. Even today, many homeowners can receive poor cleaning jobs by low priced cleaners that soak their carpet, which can cause all of the spots to return days after the cleaning. However, if carpet is cleaned correctly, it should be rinsed of residue, dried within 8
Bleach is a good spot remover. No!!! First, bleach is not safe for humans. It isn’t good for your carpet either. If your carpet has any nylon, the fiber will turn yellow. If the fiber is wool (as in a wool rug), the fiber will actually dissolve. Furthermore, pouring bleach on a carpet can cause the backing to separate which will cause the carpet fibers to fall out. DON’T USE BLEACH ON YOUR CARPET.
Your carpet should only be cleaned when it looks dirty. False! Just like the sheets on your bed, your carpet is a fabric. Do you wait until your sheets LOOK dirty before you wash them? Of course not! Every day you track grease, dirt, pollen, dust, and outdoor pollutants on your carpet. Your carpet is made to hide these soils very well. If you wait until it looks dirty, it will be very soiled by that point. Every carpet manufacturer recommends you have your carpets professionally cleaned every 12-18 months
One method of carpet cleaning is as good as another. No. The dry cleaning methods do not rinse your carpet with water. According to most carpet mills, the most effective method is hot water extraction from a truck mounted cleaning unit. Hot water extraction means a hot water cleaning solution rinses and then extracts the soils. Shaw Industries, the world’s largest carpet maker, recommends hot water extraction as the primary method of cleaning carpets.
There is a space-age, revolutionary stain remover that will remove any stain and odor in carpet. If you believe this, you’ve been watching too much television. We carry at least 12 different spot removers on our truck when we come out to clean your carpet. Each spot remover works better on different types of stains. And there are completely different cleaning agents used for pet odor problems.