8 Common Carpet Cleaning Misconceptions


Debunking Common Carpet Cleaning Myths 

Carpets are truly one of the best and most beautiful flooring solutions for a lot of spaces. They help improve the overall look and feel of a room. It makes a room look warm, pleasant, and inviting. In addition, it also helps minimize of the sounds on the floor.

However, like with other furnishings, it requires proper cleaning and upkeep in order to stay attractive. Most of all, it needs regular cleaning in order to withstand the test of time and all the factors of natural wear and tear.

Common Misconceptions About Carpet Cleaning

There are a lot of myths when it comes to proper carpet cleaning. Brett Fletcher from Sydney-based carpet cleaning company, Pro Carpet Cleaning Sydney, talks about 8 of the most common carpet cleaning myths and dispels them one by one. A carpet cleaning expert, Fletcher has been in the carpet cleaning industry for nearly two decades now. He also loves educating their customers about proper carpet care.

  1. Professional carpet cleaning solutions are expensive.

Various companies offer different rates. Surely, there are carpet cleaning companies in your area that have a low rate. It is crucial to do your research on the company and their services. Then, you can get a quote and decide which service best fits your budget. You may be surprised how many solutions fall within your price range.

  1. Carpet cleaning requires expensive, bulky professional equipment every time.

Renting or buying a professional carpet cleaning equipment is not cheap. This is certainly true. However, it is really not required to use them every time for your carpet cleaning. This is because regular vacuum cleaning can help maintain your carpets.

Nevertheless, it is advised that carpets should be professionally deep-cleaned every 12 to 18 months. In this case, it is better to hire a professional carpet cleaner to do the job. Not only it is cheaper but you will also save your time and energy.

  1. Professional carpet cleaning is an expensive and time-consuming process. 

Carpet cleaning companies usually offer a wide range of services that come in different prices. So, you can actually select the service that you truly need if you have a limited budget.

As for the time, not all carpet cleaning methods will take hours to complete. For example, you can choose the dry cleaning method if you are pressed for time. Dry carpet cleaning provides the deep clean for your carpets without the long hours of drying time.

  1. Only commercial spaces and large businesses need professional carpet cleaning.

Commercial spaces and other rooms with a busy foot traffic require a regular, professional carpet cleaning. Similarly, carpets in residential properties also require the same professional carpet cleaning. It may not be as frequent like in commercial properties but professional deep cleaning is truly required for carpets in homes.

  1. Only large carpeted areas need cleaning.

Even if your home or business has just a small carpet, it is still important to have it professionally cleaned. You might find it more practical to clean extremely small carpeted areas on your own, but it is always worth getting a quote from professional cleaners. Bacteria, virus, and other allergens will accumulate in carpets and it doesn’t matter how big or small your carpets are. This is why it is really important to have your carpets deep cleaned.

  1. Carpet cleaning does not really need to be performed all that often.

With all the foot traffic coming from in and around the home, and especially from the outside, footwear carry all sorts of dust and other particles that stick to the carpet. In addition, there are also a lot of other irritants and allergens that come from different sources.

This happens on a daily basis. Thus, regular carpet cleaning is advised in order to keep your carpet cleaned. More importantly, maintaining clean carpets would minimize various health issues associated with having dirty carpets.

  1. Carpets should only be cleaned when they have stains or are visibly dirty or discolored.

The absence of stains is not an indicator of a clean carpet. Even when carpets look clean, it is important to vacuum them regularly and have it deep cleaned once or twice a year. Remember, there are bacteria, virus, and allergens that are not visible to the naked eye. Also, there are dust, soil, dead skin cells, and other tiny particles that have settled deep within your carpets. All of these make the carpets dirty and they even bring various health and respiratory issues.

  1. You don’t need a professional carpet cleaning because you have your own machine.

It’s good if you have your own carpet cleaning machine. This means you can clean your carpets whenever you pleased.

However, carpet experts recommend professional carpet cleaning. This is because professional cleaners have the knowledge and training to do this task correctly.

In addition, professional carpet cleaning companies operate with a liability insurance. So, you really don’t need to worry about having others cleaning in your home. The insurance will cover any accident or mistake when it comes to cleaning your carpets.


Carpets are a great addition in any room. However, maintaining it is truly an extra challenge. There’s no single solution for keeping a clean carpet. Both regular vacuum cleaning and professional carpet cleaning are essential to its upkeep.

If you have any doubts or questions about your carpet cleaning methods, it is always better to ask. Do your research and check with a carpet professional. Carpets are not cheap. So, it is just right that you care for it properly so that they will last for years.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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