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Carpet and Area Rug Cleaning Myths

Carpet and Area Rug Cleaning Myths

If you have carpets and area rugs in your home, you may be wondering about the best way to take care of them. After all, you have invested in the beauty and comfort of your living space, and you want to keep it clean, attractive, and healthy for years to come. There are many myths involving carpet and area rug cleaning, and today, the team at JMS Enterprises would like to dispel some of them. Here are our top 4 carpet and area rug cleaning myths:

Myth: I Don’t Have to Clean My Carpets and Rug if They Don’t Look Dirty

Most of the dirt in your carpets and area rugs can’t be seen by the naked eye, but it can still be harmful. Pollen, dust mites, and pet dander get tossed up into the air with every step you take, having a detrimental impact on the air quality in your home. Mold spores can aggravate allergies and create a musty smell in your living areas. Microscopic bits of dirt fall deep into the shag, acting like abrasive sandpaper that slowly destroys the backing material of your carpets and rugs. While you can’t necessarily see any of this happening, it’s still damaging to your rugs and your air quality. The best thing to do is have your rugs and carpets professionally cleaned at least once per year – even if they don’t look dirty – or more frequently if you have pets.

Myth: A Rental Carpet Cleaning Machine Works Fine on Area Rugs

Those carpet cleaning machines you see for rent at the grocery store are made only to clean carpets, and they don’t even do a very good job of that. If you use them on your area rugs, you could be doing more harm than good. The detergents and chemicals used in them can be very damaging to rugs, especially those made from wool, and their rotating brushes can fray the ends of your rug fibers, giving it a dull appearance.

Myth: Steam Cleaning Does Not Use Water

The term “steam cleaning” is actually a bit of a misnomer. The agent that actually does the hard work in a steam cleaning machine is hot water. Unlike traditional carpet cleaning machines that rely on harsh detergents to get the job done, steam cleaning machines use only heated water which is injected deep into your rugs and carpets until it reaches the backing material. Next, powerful suction is used to remove both water and dirt, cleaning your rugs and carpets all the way through. 

Myth: Carpet Cleaning Detergents Will Keep Your Rugs Cleaner

One more thing about traditional carpet cleaning machines – they actually aren’t that good at cleaning carpets. Their brushes and detergents only clean the surface of a carpet, leaving the abrasive dirt underneath untouched. In addition, these detergents create a sticky film that attracts dirt. If you want to keep your carpets clean all year round, we suggest skipping the detergents and opting for a professional steam cleaning instead.

Schedule Your Rug Cleaning With JMS Enterprises

At JMS Enterprises, we have been cleaning the carpets and rugs of our clients in Bucks and Montgomery County, PA since 1973. Call us today at (215) 706-0188 if you need a professional carpet cleaning company in Bucks County, or to inquire about our other services like air duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, upholstery cleaning, and more.

JMS Enterprises is a locally-owned company that has been providing superior carpet care services to Montgomery County, PA & Bucks County homeowners since 1973.

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JMS Enterprises is a locally-owned company that has been providing superior carpet care services in Montgomery County, PA & Bucks County homeowners since 1973.

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