Costly Carpet-Cleaning Mistakes to AvoidOct 2nd, 2018 | by Angelo | 0
Carpet cleaning in Vancouver is a speciality for the team at Angelo’s FabriClean. But while professional carpet cleaning is always desirable, sometimes DIY touch-ups can be a cost-saving alternative for homeowners who need to watch their pennies. To help homeowners, the professionals at Angelo’s have compiled a list of DIY mistakes to avoid.
There are three ways to accidentally cause damage during DIY carpet cleaning. These include:
- Too much shampoo
- Too much water
- Furniture staining
Using too much shampoo doesn’t seem like an issue—until you understand the problem. While some enthusiasts may see this as a solution to get the carpet extra-clean and fresh, any residue left on the fibres will turn the carpet into a dirt magnet that’s more difficult to clean in the future.
This leads into the next problem, which is using too much water. There are carpets that will bleed or discolour when exposed to too much water. However, the real problem is leaving an excess of water in the pad or backing, which can lead to mould and mildew, along with a terrible dank smell.
The final problem is one that many people don’t often think about. Many professional carpet cleaners may put bits of foam, plastic or cardboard squares under the legs of furniture. Many assume this is to protect the furniture from the wet carpet, but it’s really the other way around. Stains and paint from furniture can bleed, leaving carpets discoloured in a way that’s almost impossible to remove.
Opting to self-clean your carpets does absolutely no good if they end up in worse shape in the process, so be diligent when using machines and solution—and follow all instructions detailed on cleaning equipment and products.
When it’s time to call in a Vancouver carpet cleaning expert, Angelo’s is ready to offer all the care, service, and experience, cultivated over 25 years in business. With affordable carpet cleaning, stain removal, and mending services, these trained professionals know how to extend the life of carpets and rugs.