Carpet cleaning is a subject of much confusion! In fact, so many people have misconceptions about carpet cleaning that we are offering you this consumer education message, so that when you choose a carpet cleaning provider, you will be able to make an informed decision.

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Misconception #1

You should wait as long as possible before cleaning your carpets.

This is not true. Dirt is an abrasive, like sandpaper. Every time you step on the carpet, you grind dirt into your fibres. This cuts your carpet, just as if you had used a knife, causing it to wear out faster. And while vacuuming helps, it is not enough by itself. The longer you wait to have your carpet cleaned, the more damage you do to your carpet, and the faster it will wear out.

Misconception #2

The only reason to clean carpet is to remove the dirt.

As you probably know, outdoor air contains pollens, fungi, bacteria, smog and pollution, cigarette smoke, car exhaust, and hundreds of other chemicals. When you and your family enter your home, you carry these pollens, bacteria, and chemicals in your hair and on your skin, clothing and shoes. Not surprisingly, all those chemicals, pollens, and bacteria wind up in your carpet. If you’re sensitive to any of these residues, you may find that you’ll breathe easier after you have hired a carpet cleaning company to remove them for you.

Misconception #3

One method of carpet cleaning is as good as another.

You can choose from three primary methods: dry cleaning, hot water extraction, or carbonating cleaners. First, we’ll explain dry cleaning. Many people believe that dry cleaning your carpet is like dry cleaning your clothing. This is not true. All carpet cleaning methods use water in one form or another. When a carpet cleaner uses dry foam, they apply shampoo to your carpet, allow it to dry, and then suck the dried shampoo into a vacuum.

Can you imagine applying shampoo to your hair, allowing it to dry, and then removing the shampoo from your head with a vacuum cleaner? This method leaves residue in your carpet that will cause rapid re-soiling, which is one reason why dry foam is not effective.

Hot water extraction jets down large amounts of hot water with or without added chemicals. The theory is to loosen dirt with large amounts of water and chemicals by flooding the carpet and then immediately remove the dirt and water with suction. The risks associated with this method are over wetting, which can cause warping of sub-floors, rotting deterioration of the natural backing, mildew, shrinkage, rapid re-soiling, and the inconvenience of a long drying period.

Dirt is an abrasive, like sandpaper…

Carbonation cleaning is the method that Clean Dry uses. Our solutions are copied from mother nature and contain no soaps, detergents, surfectants, or phosphates. To our knowledge, we are the only carpet cleaning system that has totally eliminated detergents from the car-pet cleaning process. Natural carbonation releases tiny bubbles into your carpet that lift dirt and residues to the surface for removal.