Archive for September 2014

Carpet Cleaning Mistakes

Carpets can be difficult to take care of, especially if you have kids or pets constantly tracking in dirt from the yard. While there are many tactics you can use to keep a carpet clean, like regular vacuuming, many people are unaware of things that they can avoid doing to their carpet that will help prolong its life.

Don’t make these common carpet cleaning mistakes:

1. Don’t Use the Wrong Chemicals

The biggest mistake homeowners make is not using the right chemicals on their carpet. The only thing you should use on your carpet is a spot cleaner. Make sure the spot cleaner is safe for stain resistant carpet. This means that it will not damage the carpeting. Whatever you do, don’t use bathroom cleaners, bleach, regular dish soap or any other chemicals on your rugs. They can bleach your floors, leave residue behind and can even melt your carpet.

Having your carpets cleaned by a carpet cleaning service at least twice a year will maintain your carpets elegance and sanitation. The professional carpet cleaners of A Mug You Can Trust in Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Tempe, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, and Phoenix, Arizona use the most advanced steam cleaning technologies to clean and sanitize your carpet. Utilizing their years of carpet cleaning experience and expertise, they are able to remove dirt and other material from deep within carpet fibers without damaging your carpet.

2. Don’t Use a Latex Backed Rug on Your Carpet

Latex non-slip backings are commonly found on bathroom rugs. Some homeowners will place latex backed rug near an entrance way or other high traffic area. This is something you want to avoid. Placing a latex backed rug on your carpet can permanently turn your carpet yellow due to off-gassing of the rug.

For high traffic areas, ask your residential carpet cleaning service for suggestions on solving your specific carpet cleaning and maintenance issue. A Mug You Can Trust employs experts who are well versed in common residential carpet stains and cleaning problems.

3. Don’t Put Varnished Furniture Directly on Your Carpet

Placing antiques or cherry finished furniture directly on your carpet can transfer stain and varnish to your carpet and create a carpet stain. Without much moisture, the stain can begin to transfer to the carpet. There may even be enough humidity in the air to cause the varnish to transfer. Once stained, it’s nearly impossible to remove. Be sure to place furniture pads underneath the legs of varnished furniture.

About A Mug You Can Trust

With more than 35 years of carpet cleaning experience, A Mug You Can Trust uses state-of-the-art equipment providing exceptional results for homes, commercial and retail businesses. A Mug You Can Trust values their customers by doing what they say they’ll do, on time, for one guaranteed price, with no hidden charges. Call A Mug You Can Trust at (480) 626-3492 or email for a carpet cleaning estimate.

Alan Mandel

Alan Mandel has more than 35 years of experience in the carpet and floor cleaning industry. He is the owner of 'A Mug You Can Trust', a full service floor cleaning company located in Mesa, Arizona.

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