Should You Clean Your Own Carpets?

Some carpet cleaning companies promote scare tactics to get your business. The truth is some small, light stains can be easily removed by the homeowner without the expense of a professional carpet cleaner. Knowing how and when to treat your carpets is the key to fresh and clean carpeting.

Additionally, there are some simple things homeowners can do to keep their carpets clean. For example, regular vacuuming is beneficial for keeping high traffic areas cleaner as is removing shoes and boots before walking on the carpets. However, the bottom line is — stains happen. Knowing how to clean small stains and knowing some quick facts about your carpet can help protect you from the scare tactics and protect your carpet from disrepair!

Can I use one carpet cleaning product for all types of carpet stains?

Depending on the type of stain, the type of yard used to construct your carpet and the types of stain-resistance properties in the carpet yarn will determine how a particular stain is treated. For example, spills that come from animal products will require different stain treatment than spills from plant products. A professional carpet cleaning company will know exactly what products and treatment steps to use on almost every known stain.

Can I use a spot remover?

Please be aware that often homeowners attempt to remove a stain themselves and the results are detrimental to their carpet. Some cleaning agents can actually set the stain thereby hindering future efforts. If you are unsure about the proper cleaning methods, protect your investment and have a professional carpet cleaning remove the stains for you.

I’ve had a stain on my carpet for months, can I still clean it?

Rule number one on carpet stains is to clean them immediately. If you can clean up the spill when it is fresh, you’ve got a better chance of removing it completely. Stains that have been around for a while may possibly be removed, but this is probably a good time to call in the professionals.

There comes a time in the life of every carpet when vacuuming can no longer restore its clean appearance. There are five major indicators of the need for a deep-cleaning job:

  1. The carpet is matted and/or sticky.
  2. The carpet is no longer the same color in all areas of the room.
  3. The carpet has discolored circles around the furniture.
  4. There are significant stains on the carpet.
  5. There is an odor in the carpet.

If any of these describes the state of your carpeting, then it is time to call a professional carpet cleaner for a deep steam cleaning.


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 alan@amugyoucantrust.com for a carpet cleaning estimate.

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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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