Things to Avoid When Cleaning Your Carpet

If you’re cleaning your carpet, it’s a good start. But did you know there are certain things you need to avoid in order to maintain your carpet?

This article will focus on the things you should avoid when cleaning your carpet and when you should call in the experts at Sun Dry for assistance.

What Not to Do When Cleaning Carpet 

You might think that there is only one way to clean your carpet and it’s pretty much impossible to make a mistake in doing so. Unfortunately, that is not the case. In this section, we’ll break down some of the things you should avoid doing when cleaning your carpet and how to fix it.

Cleaning Too Much 

Is there such a thing as cleaning the carpet too much? There certainly is.

Our experts suggest that while it is important to clean your carpet on a regular basis, if you do it too often (such as more than twice a week, vacuum after it’s just been done or vacuum it unnecessarily), you’re not cleaning the carpet.

What you’re actually doing is damaging the fibres within the carpet, which means it will lose its structural integrity and need replacing a lot sooner than you anticipated.

Vacuuming the Wrong Way

Surely there’s no wrong way to vacuum, is there? Wrong. You can indeed vacuum your carpet the wrong way, which can cause damage to your carpet and other issues. Find out more about the right way to vacuum your carpet here.

Using the Wrong Attachments 

One of the things we pointed out in our article on vacuuming properly was the importance of familiarising yourself with your vacuum.

If you don’t know what attachment to use for vacuuming your carpet, or your vacuum has come with attachments you don’t know how to use, find out. Do your research, read the instruction manual or even ask the people who sold you the product in the first place.

Using Too Much Water

This is a big one if you’ve decided to attempt to steam clean your carpet yourself, you need to be really careful. If you’re not using the right equipment or doing it properly, you may be destroying your carpet by using too much water.

Using Too Much Deodoriser 

Many people think that using deodoriser can only be a good thing. But this is something you need to be careful about using.

Not only do you need to make sure you’re choosing a product that is compatible with your carpet (they aren’t all the same), you should also ensure that you don’t use too much of the product.

Not Using Professional Services

One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when cleaning their carpet is not investing in professional carpet cleaning services. Doing so on a regular schedule will help maintain the structure of your carpet, increase its lifespan and keep your family healthy. 

When to Contact Sun Dry for Assistance

If you want to ensure you’re cleaning and maintaining your carpet correctly, or engage professional services in your home, you can’t go past Sun Dry.

With years of experience you can only get from being in the industry for decades, our team members are fully trained and experienced in the work they do. We have a commitment to excellence and are always invested in our customer’s satisfaction.

To find out more about things to avoid when cleaning your carpet (or to arrange a professional service), get in touch with us today.