In the professional carpet cleaning industry we hear of new carpet cleaning myths every day.  A lot of the myths we hear are ones that come about from “my friend told me that …”, or “I read on Google that …”, or “I heard that …”.  Generally speaking, what follows next is more times than not a standard carpet cleaning myth.

In hopes of trying to clear up some of these tales and stories we thought to dedicate a blog to our favourite carpet cleaning myths.  If you’ve heard of some more, than feel free to send them through!

Our Top 4 Favourite Carpet Cleaning Myths

Myth 1: My carpet won’t need cleaning in its first year

Fact: Even if your carpet isn’t in a high-traffic area, then chances are it will still need cleaning. We recommend having your carpets professional steam cleaned every 6-12 months.  If your carpet is new then the best way to preserve it’s beauty and softness is by having it professionally steam cleaned.

Myth 2: If my carpets don’t look dirty they won’t need to be cleaned

Fact: Just because you can’t see dirt in your carpets doesn’t mean that they’re not dirty.  Bacteria and other germs can easily hide within your carpet’s fibres and to the naked eye they’re really hard to detect!

Myth 3: Steam cleaning will cause carpets to have a build-up of mould/mildew

Fact: This is extremely far from the truth.  If your carpets have been professionally steam cleaned then this should actually remove any mould from the carpet, not the opposite.  Professional carpet steam cleaning uses an advanced cleaning method called ‘hot water extraction’, which allows for a quicker drying time.

Myth 4: Professional carpet cleaning isn’t necessary as I can clean my own carpets

Fact: Carpet owners can definitely clean their own carpets.  Actually, we encourage it.  By regularly vacuuming, you can pick up all the loose bits of dirt and dust before they become too engrained into the fibres.  And as for that professional clean.  You can do that also!  All you’ll need to do is rent the equipment, purchase the products and dedicate a good amount of time to doing it yourself.  This generally works out more expensive than hiring a professional carpet cleaning which is why many people will turn to us.

So there you have it, our top 4 favourite carpet cleaning myths. Although there are still many myths out there surrounding carpet cleaning and best practices, we’ve decided to just choose our top 4.  If you have any more doubts with your carpet, then feel free to give the carpet cleaning professionals a call on 03 9323 1474.  We’ll happily clear up any doubts you have!  You can also contact us HERE.