The Biggest Myths Regarding Carpet Cleaning

Some tips and tricks out there are just ridiculous and might end up causing even more damage to your carpet. Others are just simply ineffective and won’t do anything.

  • Vinegar

Yes, vinegar is a disinfectant but everyone recommends it for treating stains. Vinegar cannot remove stains. Vinegar is not that effective for these things. Many say that when it’s mixed with baking soda it does wonders – that’s not true either. Plus, it can damage the carpet.

  • Vacuuming

I have seen this so many times, and it’s far from true. Many say that vacuuming is bad for the carpet and the fibers of the carpet. It’s, in fact, one of the best things you can do to maintain your carpet. If you vacuum it at least once a week you will remove around 80% of the dirt. The high-traffic areas should be cleaned even more often.

  • Hairspray

Believe me, hair spray definitely won’t clean your carpet and it will end up leaving residue on it. This residue will end up collecting even more dirt. Plus, the hairspray might cause damage to the carpet.

  • New Carpets

This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard – new carpets don’t need to be cleaned. There is literally no logic in this. Even if the carpet is new – it stills collects dirt, dust, bacteria so yes, definitely clean it.

  • Water

Have you heard that cleaning a carpet with water is the best method? Water can cause great damage when you are cleaning a stain. If, for example, the stain is ink what the water will do is make the stain become permanent.

  • Dish Soap

Do not even think about using dish soap on a carpet. It’s designed to remove grease and grime from food not clean your carpet. You can rinse a plate but you can’t rinse a carpet. The stain will become even worse.

  • Ammonia

Ammonia? This is a high-alkaline solution which can cause so much damage to a carpet. Plus, it’s toxic.

The best thing to do to your carpet has it regularly vacuum cleaned and letting a cleaning company steam clean it two times a year.