In our industry we hear all sorts of misconceptions regarding carpet cleaning and upholstery, so we thought we’d take this opportunity to shed some light on them to help you make an informed decision.
1. Carpets and/or upholstery should only be cleaned when they’re really dirty or it can cause them to age
We can kind of see some logic in this theory as physically cleaning a carpet or upholstery could plausibly result in ‘wear and tear’. However, in reality this is totally untrue since leaving dirt and grime to become ground into your carpet or upholstery can actually decrease its lifespan. This is because dirt on your carpet becomes embedded in when you walk over it, and because it is abrasive, then over time it can damage the fibres with the result that it wears much faster. Another reason to get your carpets and upholstery cleaned on a regular basis is to keep your house allergen free. Carpets and couches act as filters for all sorts of dust mites,dander, pollen, bacteria and other common allergens which can trigger asthma attacks and other respiratory problems.
2. All carpet cleaning methods are equal
This is definitely not the case. Although certain jobs may require a ‘dry’ application, hot water extraction is by far the best method of cleaning carpets and upholstery, and is recommended by most leading carpet manufacturers.
Having said this, it’s not just about the process, but also about the power of the machine, the chemicals used, and the experience of the person carrying out the cleaning, which will all be apparent when you see the finished result. Before choosing your cleaning company it’s always best to check that they’re fully insured, how long they’ve been in business, and the type of machines that they use. You could also ask to see some testimonials.
3. I can do the job myself for much less and with similar results
Oh no you can’t! Carpet cleaning rental machines have nowhere near the power of the machines that we use at Carpet Cleaning Kings and the chemicals that you can buy in your local store do not work as well as the ones that we use.
Besides this, the lack of power in a rental machine can lead to odour and shrinkage from getting too much water on your carpet and if you treat any stains with the wrong chemicals, rather than removing them you’re more likely to set them, making them virtually impossible to remove.
A professional carpet cleaner will have undergone several months of training and use an expensive powerful machine which produces great results while allowing your carpet to dry quickly.
When you add up the cost of the rental machine, the chemicals, your time, and possibly the cost of hiring a professional to rectify any damage, then it’s not quite the saving you first thought.
Get in touch
So don’t take any chances. If your carpets or upholstery are in need of cleaning then call out the professionals. Call Carpet Cleaning Kings on 1300 7000 75 to make a booking or ask for a free quote. We deliver outstanding results – and that’s guaranteed!