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In Adelaide carpet cleaning professionals are available to ensure that carpets continue to look as good as new. It is always best to call professional carpet cleaners when a carpet has become dirty, but oftentimes, home or business owners want to try to clean their carpeting themselves to save time and money. One should always invest in some routine professional carpet cleaning, but if it is important to clean within a budget, here are some things not to do when it comes to do it yourself carpet cleaning. These tips can also make the job a bit easier (and less expensive) when a professional carpet cleaner is called in.

If a stain happens, clean it immediately: One of the biggest mistakes carpet owners make is taking too long to clean any dirt, grime, or spots that appear on the carpeting whether it is from shoes tracking dirt inside or spilling some type of food or beverage. Leaving a stain on a carpet too long can make the stain harder to remove, and it may even become permanent. Additionally, some stains can eat away at the fibres of the carpet which will shorten its useful life and make the odds of replacing it much higher.

Using a rental machine: Rental machines are very convenient, and they are also easy on the wallet. However, carpet cleaning is usually best left to professionals. If an individual has not cleaned a carpet or used a carpet cleaning machine before, there is a high chance of making a mistake, such as oversaturating the carpet. Also, vendors that rent out carpet cleaning machines may not properly service or clean a machine between renters. As a result, a rental customer may be bringing other renters’ dirt and grime into their home or business. The machine also might not be in perfect working order, making it less effective in getting the job done.

Utilising inappropriate cleaning solutions: Although one of the keys to ensuring any cleaning agent works is timing – some cleaning solutions on the market just do not work. Before using a cleaning solution on a carpet stain, make sure it is designed for use on a carpet. Laundry and other fabric detergents may not be suitable for carpet material. Discolouring can happen, and it can also break down carpet fibres, which will further damage the carpeting.

It is understandable if one cannot always make time or find the money to have a carpet professionally cleaned. However, its important to make room in his or her budget and schedule to invest in home or office cleaning for the floors at least once a year. Our Adelaide carpet cleaners are happy to lend their expertise in combating stains and ensuring a home or office stays bright and clean.