3 Common Carpet Cleaning Mistakes

Child spilling drink on new carpet

Keeping your carpet clean can seem like an uphill battle, especially if you have kids and pets that enjoy running and playing in the home.

Just when you have your carpet cleaned and vacuumed, your child’s drink or meal will undoubtably go crashing onto the floor.

When these inevitabilities occur, it is important to have your carpets cleaned as soon as possible to avoid any permanent damage.

While it is important to get to these spills quickly, it is equally important to clean them the right way to make sure you don’t do more harm than good. Below, we will discuss three common mistakes moms and dads alike often run into when cleaning the carpets in their home.

Waiting to clean up a mess

The most common carpet cleaning mistake that people make is not springing into action immediately after a mess has been made. It may seem easier to wait for the kids to go to bed before you clean up that juice stain, but the longer a spill sits on your carpet, the more the fibers absorb it and the harder it will be to remove.

Using the wrong cleaner

Another common mistake that people often run into is using the wrong type of cleaner to remove stains. Some multipurpose household cleaners are very harsh on carpets and can actually damage or bleach the fibers in the carpeting. Before you spray cleaner on that pesky stain, make sure to read the label carefully.

As an added tip, it’s best to keep a dedicated carpet cleaner on hand that is designed to remove stains without damaging the carpet.

Using too much deodorizing powder

While deodorizing powders can be a great cleaning tool, it is important to remember that you must properly remove it off of the carpet once it does its job.

You will need to make sure the powder is properly vacuumed after it has settled and removed the unwanted smells. When powder is left on the carpet for too long it can create residual stains and is even harmful for your family to breathe in for long periods of time.

If you have fallen for any of these carpet cleaning mistakes in the past and are looking for replacement carpets for your home, we ask that you reach out to our carpeting experts at Carpet Closeouts.

We are proud to offer affordable carpeting from top brands and will happily ship our available products wherever you may be located across the United States.

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