Let’s debunk some common myths about carpet cleaning:

Fact: Reputable cleaning companies use advanced equipment and techniques to extract excess moisture, allowing carpets to dry within a few hours, not days.

Fact: Properly cleaned carpets should not resoil quickly if the right cleaning agents and extraction methods are used. Resoiling occurs when cleaning residues are left behind, attracting dirt and dust. Skilled carpet cleaners will select the appropriate chemicals and techniques for each carpet type to avoid this issue.

Fact: Wet cleaning, specifically hot water extraction, can be safely used on wool carpets when done correctly. By using safe chemicals, controlling water temperature, and avoiding over-wetting, hot water extraction can effectively clean and maintain the beauty of wool carpets. Powerful extraction machinery and turbo dryers may be used to facilitate drying.

Fact: Regular cleaning is crucial to remove soil and ingrained dirt that can damage carpet fibers. Routine cleaning actually helps extend the life of your carpet.

Fact: Not all carpet cleaning methods are equal. While dry cleaning may be suitable for light maintenance, hot water extraction is generally the most effective method recommended by carpet manufacturers. Truck-mounted hot water extraction machines are particularly powerful and yield superior results.

Fact: While DIY carpet cleaning methods can provide some level of cleaning, they often lack the power and expertise of professional cleaning equipment and techniques. Professional cleaners have access to commercial-grade equipment that can effectively remove deep-seated dirt, allergens, and stains. They also have the knowledge and experience to choose the right cleaning agents and methods for different carpet types, ensuring a thorough and safe cleaning process.

Fact: Carpet shrinkage is rare and typically occurs when the carpet is exposed to excessive moisture and heat during the cleaning process. Reputable carpet cleaning companies use proper techniques, equipment, and drying methods to minimize the risk of shrinkage. By hiring professionals who follow industry standards and have experience in cleaning different types of carpets, you can significantly reduce the chances of shrinkage.

Fact: While visible stains are a clear indication that your carpet needs cleaning, it’s important to remember that dirt and allergens can accumulate deep within the carpet fibers even if they are not immediately visible. Regular professional cleaning is essential to remove these hidden contaminants and maintain a clean and healthy environment. Additionally, regular cleaning can help prolong the life of your carpet and preserve its appearance.

Fact: While the cost of professional carpet cleaning may vary depending on factors such as the size of the area, carpet condition, and additional services requested, it is important to consider the long-term benefits. Regular cleaning can help extend the life of your carpet, reducing the need for premature replacement. Additionally, a clean and well-maintained carpet enhances the overall aesthetics of your space and contributes to a healthier indoor environment, which can have long-term cost savings in terms of employee productivity and reduced health issues.

By dispelling these common myths, you can make informed decisions about carpet cleaning and take the necessary steps to ensure your carpets are properly cared for. Professional carpet cleaning, performed by experienced technicians, is an investment that can yield significant benefits in terms of cleanliness, appearance, and longevity of your carpets.

By understanding the truth behind these myths, you can make informed decisions about carpet cleaning and ensure your carpets are properly maintained and preserved.

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McArdles Cleaning & Restoration Technicians are the “face” of our business and more than likely the people you will have the most contact with. All of our technicians are highly trained – not only in the professional services they provide, but also in customer service. We see staff technical training as being a very important aspect of our service and hold frequent training sessions where all of our staff have the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge.