6 Biggest DIY Carpet Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

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DIY projects around the house can be a way to save a little bit of money here and there. But sometimes it’s best to bring in professional services – the long-term cost of a DIY project gone wrong can be expensive.

Carpet cleaning is one DIY project that could end up costing you thousands of dollars if you use the wrong products or equipment. Some of these mistakes are irreversible, which means that replacing the carpets might be the only way to correct the problem.

If you are a homeowner, then these are some of the DIY mistakes you should avoid:

  1. Vigorously Scrubbing a Stain: If a stain is stubborn, scrubbing harder won’t solve the problem. Too much scrubbing can damage the fibers in the carpet. Plus, the action often pushes the stain deeper into the carpet. It’s better to use a blotting motion when cleaning carpet stains.
  2. Delaying Treatment: The longer you wait to clean the carpet, the tougher it is to remove stains. Clean up a spill as soon as possible to avoid long-term staining.
  3. Wrong Cleaning Products: Certain cleaning chemicals can cause serious damage to carpet fibers. Research the products before applying anything to the carpet. It’s best to use professional products instead of general cleaning supplies.
  4. Not Testing Before Treatment: Even if you are using quality cleaning supplies, it’s important to test a cleaning solution before applying it to the whole carpet. For example, use the cleaning product on a test patch in a hidden area first, then wait a few hours to see what happens to the carpet.
  5. Too Much Cleaning Product: More is NOT better when it comes to carpet cleaning. Using too much cleaning product can leave soap behind in the carpet fibers. As a result, this soap will attract residue and dirt buildup over time.
  6. Low Quality Equipment: Renting carpet cleaning equipment might seem like a good way to get the job done. But these DIY machines often do more harm than good. Rental equipment is commonly damaged or not maintained, which could damage your carpet.

Do you want the best results for your carpet cleaning? Then it’s time to call for professional services. Talk to us at Home Perfect Carpet and Tile Cleaning for assistance. You can reach Scott Peterson, at (951) 303-1333.