Debunked: The Top 4 Carpet Cleaning Myths

Carpets can be one of the most expensive items in your home, so it’s important to take care of them. If not regularly steam cleaned they can become hazardous to your health. Dirty carpets have been linked to asthma and other respiratory illnesses. If you have pets, children or seniors living in your home, you’ll want to be extra diligent in keeping your carpets clean.

Here are four myths we are happy to debunk:

1. Vacuuming is the Same as Deep Cleaning

This is one of the top carpet cleaning myths. Many people think that vacuuming at least once a week will keep their carpets clean. Although, this does helps in extending the life of your carpet, what you may not realize is that carpets attract harmful allergens, such as dust mites and mold; over time these allergens can get trapped deep in the carpet fibers. Your carpets should be steam cleaned at least once a year, for optimal health. However we do recommend twice a year for the best results.

2. Stain-Resistant Carpets Don’t Require Steam Cleaning

The purpose of stain-resistant carpets is to help make cleaning minor stains and spills easier. These types of carpets won’t stop harmful allergens and dirt from getting trapped deep into the fibres of your carpets. The only way to get rid of those is with a professional steam clean.

3. It’s a Waste of Money to get your Carpets Cleaned Professionally

It’s a common misconception that professional carpet cleaning is an unnecessary expense. Your carpet wont last as long if it’s not cleaned regularly, especially if you have a large family and/or pets. Thinking of using a home carpet steam cleaner and doing it yourself? Home carpet steam cleaners are not as powerful as a professional cleaner, this means that they probably wont be able to get all of the built-up soil and allergens out of your carpets. Professional steam cleaners are not only able to remove build up and allergens, they also know how to find and treat potential problem areas.

4. Steam Cleaning is Hard on the Carpet

This simply isn’t true. Having your carpet cleaned professionally wont take away the “new” sheen. The truth is that the longer a carpet goes without a cleaning, the harder it becomes to get remove all the built-up soil and allergens like pet dander. Do you know, that outdoor pollutants such as car exhaust, fungus and pollen can also be hiding in your carpet.

At AmSteam, we offer professional and affordable cleaning services. We have no hidden costs and use only environmentally friendly products. With our high-quality professional carpet cleaning services, you can be sure your home is free from dangerous allergens. To find out more, or to book an appointment you can visit our website.  

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