1. If you vacuum too often, you’ll wear out the carpet faster.

In the past, carpets were not manufactured to be as durable as they are today. The density of the carpet, as well as the length, meant that older carpets showed wear and tear a lot faster with. However, modern carpeting is specifically made to withstand frequent vacuuming. Even if you vacuum every day,  your carpet can withstand it. be sure to use a vacuum cleaner that is functioning properly. The brush roller should be in fully operational condition.

2. Steam cleaning carpets leads to mildew growth.

Steam cleaning commonly referred to as, Hot water extraction  involves the application of hot water. If you rent a machine to clean  your carpets, chances are the machine won’t be in good working order. Not only that, but cleaning carpets correctly requires  training. If you linger too long in one spot, for example, you could saturate your carpet. With professional carpet steam cleaning, the machine itself is professional industrial grade. The operator knows exactly how to clean your carpet so that it’s not saturated in the process. Finally, allowing your carpet to thoroughly dry after a  cleaning will ensure that no mildew growth occurs.

3. Baking soda is an effective carpet cleaner.

Many homeowners sprinkle baking soda on their carpet to get the carpet clean and remove odors. While baking soda does absorb  things, a sprinkling of baking soda on the surface of your carpet fibers does little more than giving temporary satisfaction. Baking soda doesn’t get your carpet clean. It may temporarily mask unpleasant odors, but the odors will come back unless the source is removed. The only way to truly get your carpets deep cleaned is to have them cleaned by a professional.

4. Store brand carpet cleaners are fine to use on carpet stains.

Modern carpets are made from a wide variety of materials. If you look at your carpet manufacturer recommendations, you’ll see that most of them don’t recommend using domestic cleaning products on the carpet. Doing so may irreversibly damage or discolor your carpet fibers, making the stain stand out even more. It’s very important to know exactly what kind of carpet is in your home, so you know what the carpet materials are made from. Then, when you contact a professional carpet cleaner , the professional carpet cleaner will be able to treat the stain quickly and efficiently, with no damage to your carpet.

One thing that is not a myth about carpet cleaning is that it should be done on a regular basis.  long periods without cleaning your carpets results in a build-up of dirt, debris, and oils that can permanently damage your carpet.