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Carpet Cleaning Myths

Myths exist everywhere and for everything, from the Loch Ness monster to carpet cleaning. Your carpet flooring adds a beautiful aesthetic to your home, but if it not taken care of properly, it can pose health risks and can lose its appeal. Here at Pittsburgh Carpet we have sorted through common carpet cleaning myths to dispel them and give you the facts on carpet care.

Myth 1: If the carpet doesn’t look dirty, it doesn’t need cleaned.

Carpet fibers hold dirt and residue which builds up over time as it is tracked into your home or office. You may not notice it at the surface, but leaving carpets dirty not only harbors bacteria and allergens but it can also cause damage to the carpet fibers. Carpets should be cleaned at least once a year professionally to prevent a health hazard or fiber damage.

Myth 2: Carpets could get ruined of they are cleaned too often.

As long as you follow proper instructions on cleaning products, you can clean your carpet as often as you prefer, even by vacuuming. This will not cause your carpet to deteriorate like some myths may claim.  Keeping your carpet clean helps the carpet fibers maintain their original appearance and helps you get the most out of your money.

Myth 3: Cleaning your carpet may cause damage, like shrinking.

Shrinking can occur if the carpet is left extremely wet. Also, if residue is left behind, it will cause the dirt to come to the surface and attract soil or dirt more easily. Our team of carpet cleaners strive to provide excellent service and can ensure excess moisture and residue will be removed after our thorough cleaning process.

Myth 4: Carpet with stain resistance built-in does not need to be cleaned and cleaning it will
remove the stain resisting properties.

Carpets with stain resistance properties is useful for incidents such as spills, but they still get dirt trapped in their fibers like regular carpet. Stain resistant carpet can be cleaned the same as regular carpet and can also be cleaned just as often without taking away from the stain resistant protection.

Myth 5: If I can rent a machine to clean my carpet, I don’t need a professional.

Many machines that you can rent will leave excessive moisture, that can turn into a breeding ground for harmful bacteria and mildew that can result in damage to your carpet fibers, so it is best to leave it to professionals with the proper equipment and training.

Call us today at (412) 927-5454 to speak with our carpet experts and learn more about how we can meet you carpet cleaning needs.

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