The billionaire business owner Charlie Munger once said, “All I want to know is where I’m going to die so I’ll never go there.” His philosophy in life was to avoid as many mistakes as possible. It seems to have worked. What does any of this have to do with carpet cleaning services? Well, there are certain carpet cleaning mistakes you can avoid, extending the life of your carpets and keeping them clean. We’re going to share some of those mistakes today.
Mistake #1 – Vigorously Rubbing Stains
Stains are evil. You want to eviscerate them at all costs, right? It’s intuitive to think the harder you scrub the easier it will be to remove the stain, but that simply isn’t true. By the time you’ve removed the upper layer of the stain with vigorous scrubbing, you will have pushed much of it deep beneath the surface. Even with a significant amount of elbow grease, there may still be a faint hint of the stain that sits there, almost mocking you. You don’t want to annoy your peripheral vision for the rest of your life with the stain catching the corner of
your eye. So, the next time you spill on your carpet, carefully blot the stain with soap and water to avoid pushing the stain deeper. If these stains start to accumulate, however, it’s time to call ServiceMaster by ARTec in Philadelphia, PA for carpet cleaning services.
Mistake #2 – Using Powder Cleaner With a Vacuum
Sure, when you use a powder cleaning solution on your carpet, it does smell good. But a perfumed solution will give your carpet the scent of freshness without providing true freshness.
There are a few problems with the powder and vacuuming solution. First, 99% of vacuums aren’t powerful enough to even remove all of the powder cleaning solution, let alone the deep-seated debris beneath the surface. At best, your carpet will have a mixture of light debris and powder cleaning solution. Is it a step up from an unclean carpet? Of course, but it’s not nearly as effective as using carpet cleaning services performed by a professional.
Mistake #3 – Not Calling ServiceMaster by ARTec (At Least) Every 6 Months
The bottom line is this: you should have carpet cleaning services performed at least every six months to mitigate wear and tear, keep your carpet fibers from getting suffocated with debris, and maintain that showroom floor appearance. Life, however, can get in the way. A year goes by—along with a wine spill by aunt Jane, spring and summer pet debris, and a few “minor” incidents that pile up—and your carpet suddenly looks a bit worn and dingy. Then you let two years go by, then three, and then you look at your carpets wondering if you
should replace them. Even at that point, carpet cleaning services can be a savior, but why make the tough decision when it could be avoided in the first place? Avoid these carpet cleaning mistakes and work with ServiceMaster by ARTec to keep them fresh year-round. The next step is simple. Pick up the phone and call us at (610) 626-9002 to schedule your next appointment.
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