Exposing 3 Myths About  Carpet Cleaning


 When it comes to taking care of carpets on Vancouver Island, most people don’t think much past vacuuming. This misconception can lead to expensive consequences for your carpet. To help protect the look and longevity of your carpets in your business or home, owner David explains 3 common myths about carpet cleaning.


1.) “I just bought my carpet last year, I don’t need to clean it”


The top misconception about carpet care; You don’t need to clean your carpet until it looks dirty! Unfortunately, by the time your carpet shows the effects of dirt, dust, and other debris, it’s too late. When small pieces of dirt get caught in your carpet, the constant movement of your feet grinds particles into carpet fibers. This movement adds up over time, eventually, your carpet will break down and dirt will bond to the carpet, causing a permanent dirt patch.


2.) “I don’t need my carpet cleaned by someone, I can just rent a machine myself”

Nowadays, you can rent your own carpet cleaning machines from grocery and home improvement stores. Although this option seems quick, cheap and relatively easy, it causes damage to your carpet. The problem with these machines is that they put a lot of un-heated water into the carpet. Unfortunately, they do not have the sufficient suction to take it back out. Not only does this take longer to dry, it leads to mold and mildew in your carpet’s backing. Consumer stain removers and carpet cleaning formulas sold alongside these rentals can also be expensive and damaging. In fact, these products will remove color from roughly 33% of all carpets on the market.

3.) “I can keep my carpet fresh with a sprinkle-on carpet deodorizer”

Another common household product and a potential disaster for your carpet are deodorizers. These sprinkle on products contain talcum powder that does not dissolve in water. After using this powder several times, it accumulates and become embedded in your carpet. Despite vacuuming, the powder will almost certainly be left behind. Then when you clean your carpets, water mixes with the powder and leaves white stains.


Taking proper care of your carpets is no easy task, make sure your carpets are properly cleaned with Lee’s Nanaimo Carpet Cleaning truck mount steam system. Professional carpet cleaning once every 6 months will ensure great aesthetic appearance to your workplace or home. Regular carpet cleaning will prolong the life of your carpets.

Call or E-mail the carpet cleaning expert at Lee’s Nanaimo Carpet Cleaning for your next carpet cleaning. Discover the difference Nanaimo’s top Google 5 star rated carpet care company can make in your home or business.