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5 Cleaning Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Carpet

5 Cleaning Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Carpet

Date Written: 16 Sep 2022


Apart from serving as decoration for any area, carpets also enhance a room’s ambience to a great extent. In Singapore, carpets are growing in popularity among homeowners and business owners alike. From improving aesthetic appeal to providing a comfortable space for activities, the functionalities of a carpet cannot be understated. Nonetheless, carpets can easily catch dust, dead skin cells, dirt, dust mites and more. With these clinging to the fibres, hygiene issues, or worse still, severe health problems can become a cause for concern. This explains why regular professional carpet cleaning is essential.


Most of us may harbour the misconception that vacuuming a carpet is all that is required when it comes to cleaning. However, the process goes beyond simply eliminating  pollutants. Many problem areas are often overlooked, leading to an accumulation of dirt and debris that can trigger asthma and allergies


As such, here are some common carpet cleaning mistakes to avoid.


Scrubbing the carpet too hard


Dry and old stains can ruin the overall appearance of a carpet and they are not easy to get rid of. While you may think that intense scrubbing can remove these difficult stains, they make the situation much worse, causing your carpet to look worn and worse still, driving the stain further into the carpet. Instead of scrubbing the carpet fiercely, use plain water, a carpet stain remover or DIY solution and blot the stain with a clean, slightly damp cloth. This will help to reduce damage to the carpet.


Using the wrong cleaning products


Without hiring a professional carpet cleaning service provider, it is highly recommended to do research on cleaning products that will be used on your carpet. Applying the incorrect cleaning solution may cause permanent damage and even discoloration. To prevent this, always read the labels on cleaning products and evaluate if they can be used on your carpet. If you are still unsure, shop assistants are always available to guide you and help you make well-informed decisions.


Not vacuuming often enough


Vacuuming helps to get rid of soil and dirt that can damage the carpet fibre. However, the life and sustainability of a carpet may deteriorate if the process is not carried out often enough. The vacuuming frequency is basically determined by:


  • The flooring type
  • The room usage
  • The presence of pets


It is advisable for pet owners to clean their carpets by vacuuming once or twice weekly. This eradicates trapped dirt ,loose pet hair, and dander. 


Not cleaning spills and stains immediately


Doing carpet cleaning on your own can be challenging, particularly if stains have been left there for awhile. Whether it is coffee spills, moisture or leaks, any kind of stains should be cleaned immediately before they ruin your beautiful investment. The quicker you tend to stains, the more likely that they are easier to remove. For instance, a spill that continues to sit on the fabric surface can start reacting with the fabric and cause decolourisation, if it is not eliminated right when it first occurs. 


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Not having your carpet professionally cleaned


While you can definitely clean and vacuum your carpets on your own, an effective, thorough cleaning works best with the support of professionals. Hired to clean your carpets on a regular basis, carpet cleaning professionals help to prolong the lifespan of your carpet, incorporate appropriate carpet cleaning practices and have your carpet looking fresh and clean. Apart from providing carpet shampoo service, these professionals understand the right cleaning products to use for your carpets, based on the pile length and the type of fibre. They will give your carpets a brand new look by leveraging professional equipment, and proper techniques, complemented by their years of cleaning experience.


With the motto of “We CLEAN because we CARE”, our team at Clean Care strives to understand and surpass expectations for our customers. We are well aware that time is a constraint and it can be tedious for our customers to ensure the cleanliness of their carpets. Contact us today for more information and we will get back to you as quickly as possible!


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