Don’t Follow These Common Carpet Cleaning Myths

Mar 29, 2024 | Carpet Cleaning

Our professional carpet cleaners in Virginia Beach often have homeowners ask about methods they read about online or, even worse, call after they realize they ruined their carpet thanks to a bad internet tip. We don’t want the same to happen to you, so our carpet cleaning experts are here to debunk some bad carpet care advice we’ve come across. 

Using salt to brighten carpets 

For starters, salt on its own is not going to clean anything. Additionally, your home vacuum is unlikely to be able to remove all of the salt, so you’re leaving behind grit that creates friction between carpet fibers, contributing to wear and tear. 

If your carpets are looking particularly dull or are displaying unappealing traffic lanes, opt instead for professional deep carpet cleaning in Virginia Beach that will restore their original color and beauty with more reliable methods.

Steaming your carpet with a clothes steamer or steam mop

You might be tempted to save money on carpet cleaning by steaming your carpets yourself with your clothes steamer or steam mop, but this is a terrible idea. These household machines aren’t designed to clean carpet. And, it’s important to note that steam cleaning isn’t even the ideal method for deep carpet cleaning

Scrubbing carpet with a scrub brush 

You do not want to scrub your carpets. This is because carpets are made of densely woven, delicate fibers, and scrubbing can have a negative effect on their texture, color, and overall lifespan. Plus, when you scrub a stain or spot in your carpet, you’re likely just spreading it around instead of actually removing it.  

Applying vinegar to carpet

Vinegar is often thought of as a natural cleaning agent, and this is true in many contexts. However, vinegar is not the magic solution for deep carpet cleaning. Before you dump vinegar on your carpets, take a whiff of it and consider just how you’re going to remove this smelly liquid from your carpets. We know what many homeowners end up doing: calling Southside Chem-Dry to deep clean the carpets after this DIY gone awry. 


Choose Professional Deep Carpet Cleaning 

When you choose our deep carpet cleaning services in Virginia Beach, you won’t have to risk damaging your carpet in order to deep clean and restore its beauty. Because our process only requires a fraction of the water used in steam cleaning and doesn’t rely on soapy detergents, it won’t leave your carpets wet for days or covered with a sticky residue.

When you choose professional carpet cleaners, you’ll be able to get back to life as usual in just a few hours, and you won’t be bothered by the unpleasant odors that are often associated with DIY cleaning methods. Instead, your carpets will look and smell fresh and clean. 

Get started with a deep carpet cleaning process that you can trust! Call Southside Chem-Dry at (757) 471-0087 today to schedule your Virginia Beach carpet cleaning


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