Our carpet cleaners in Bickerstaffe have been in the business since 1994. During that time we have heard some myths that, unfortunately, many believe and they get passed down through the generations. There are still a lot of people who believe that carpet cleaning will wear your carpet out faster. Just the opposite is true. Ground in dirt that is left in the carpet is gritty and will wear out the carpet fibres. That’s true even of our modern carpets which are strong and durable. Most of us have heard that carpet-cleaning solutions leave a residue that attracts more dirt. That is not true of our cleaning solutions. However, it is true of some dry powder cleaners that attract the dirt then supposedly you can vacuum it all up together. That method just doesn’t work.
It is not normal for your carpet to require three days to dry after cleaning. In Bickerstaffe, carpet cleaners use the extraction method. It’s so effective that the carpet is ready to walk on in 30 minutes. The reason that is important is wet carpet allows moulds to develop and grow. If water is still in the fibres, then it’s likely that dirt is too. Powdered scents, including baking soda, will not prevent or absorb odours from your carpet. They might cover it up for a bit, but if the cause of the odour is still in the carpet it’s going to smell bad again. The only way to remove carpet odours is to remove the cause of it. We do that.
As carpet cleaners in Bickerstaffe, we sometimes hear people say their carpet doesn’t need to be cleaned because it doesn’t look dirty. Your carpet is designed to hide dirt, which is why it appears clean. The dirt is down where you can’t see it and where it can do the most damage. Our advice is to listen to your carpet manufacturer when it comes to carpet maintenance. They will tell you to vacuum really well at least once a week but more would be better. They’ll also recommend a professional cleaning at least once a year, but sometimes twice a year is needed. Contact Melling Carpet Care if you’re looking for professional carpet cleaners. We have a lot of experience sorting out the old false myths that tend to persist.