Misconception 1 – Cheaper is better.
Many customers think that carpet cleaners are all the same, so they might as well hire the cheapest company or service to save money. This is a big mistake. Beware that some companies offer their services at attractively low rates only to lure you in and then add on products and services you would normally assume are already included in the package. Don’t get fooled so easily. Instead of going for the company with the lowest price, a smart customer would look into other criteria like the quality of work and customer service.
Misconception 2 – Having the right equipment is enough.
While it is true that having the right carpet cleaning equipment and professional cleaning system is important, these equipment cannot run themselves. This is why you should always choose a cleaning company that provides proper training to their crew and technicians, so they can make the most out of the cleaning technology available. Using the right cleaning products is also important to get the quality of service you deserve.
Misconception 3 – Any cleaning method would do.
Many people also think that all carpets are the same and that therefore, any cleaning method would do the trick. What they don’t realize is that most carpets may look alike on the surface, but they are made out of a wide variety of materials, not to mention threading and weaving that require different treatments and cleaning techniques. There are several carpet cleaning methods used by professional carpet cleaners, ranging from dry foam, to bonnet cleaning, dry compound, as well as hot water extraction or steam cleaning. Restorative cleaning methods are also available for those who want a clean and good as new carpet spread.
Misconception 4 – Carpets don’t require frequent cleaning.
Depending on your lifestyle as well as the type of carpet you have installed, carpet cleaning and maintenance should be done at least once every 6 to 18 months. This way, you can keep your carpets clean and fresh, while keeping them free from potential damages caused by deep seated dirt and stains.