Misconceptions About Carpet Cleaning Services in Santa Rosa

There are still several misconceptions about carpet cleaning services in Santa Rosa and the North Bay. Despite the advancement of modern technology, here are some of the popular myths along with the reasons why they are not relevant today.

Myth 1:  “Wait as long as possible before cleaning a carpet.”

Carpet does not get dirtier faster because you clean it. In fact, if dirt is allowed to remain on the carpet it will cause damage when it is ground into the fibers. If not kept clean, your carpet will have to be replaced sooner than if it were clean.

Myth 2:  “Only clean a carpet when it looks dirty.”

Clothes are generally washed after wearing them, even if they don’t look dirty. Why? Because air contains pollens, fungi, bacteria and air pollution such as cigarette smoke, car exhaust fumes and hundreds of other chemicals all of which seep into the fibers of your clothing. Do you think carpeting is any different?

Your hair, skin, clothing and shoes can transport pollen, fungi, bacteria, and dirt from outdoors to end up in your carpet. So it is recommended you clean your carpet even when it doesn’t look dirty.

Myth 3:  “All cleaning methods have the same result.”

There are two primary methods, dry cleaning or hot water extraction:

(a) Dry cleaning with dry foam or dry chemicals are two methods that are similar but fail to achieve a deep clean and can also damage carpet fibres.

(b) Hot water extraction, also known as “steam cleaning,” uses high pressure and deep cleaning action to fully penetrate every fiber and then extracts almost all the moisture pumped into the carpet, along with soil and residues, for the most effective clean.

Myth 4:  “Anyone with the right equipment can do the job”

Training and experience are important. Many cleaning companies own hot-water cleaners but some employees have little or no training and even some owner-operators don’t know how to use them properly. For this reason, it is important to choose a carpet cleaning service wisely.

Myth 5:  “The lowest price must be the best value.”

(a) Make sure that comparative quotes are for identical services.

(b) Verify that the price you see advertised is for the services you want.

Do not be misled to believe lower price is for the better service, it might not be.

Myth 6:  “An honest company cannot quote over the ‘phone”

Reputable carpet cleaning companies often price a job by the square footage of carpet on the basis that this will determine the amount of products they need to use and time to be spent cleaning.

They generally leave some room for variables such as carpet type, amount of soiling, pet “accidents” and odors, as well as the amount of furniture to be moved but will cover this information when you get the estimate. So, yes, an honest comapny can give you a quote over the phone for carpet cleaning services in Santa Rosa and the surrounding area.