Everyone or every family have their own way of carpet maintenance. How about yours? Following is a collection of common misconception of carpet maintenance. I hope you will find the information useful.
Myth #1 – Frequent washing is the best way of maintenance?
Many people would think that if you want to keep carpet clean, frequent washing is needed. But in fact, rinsing carpet frequently will affect its softness, color and luster. Generally speaking, to clean with vacuum cleaner on regular basis is already enough.
Myth #2 - Drying carpet with sunlight
Many people would dry the carpet under sunlight. They want to speed the drying process, and to achieve bactericidal effect under sun exposure. But this is certainly not a good idea. Actually, it is alright to have wet carpet dry under the sun for like 1 to 2 hours but not too much because long term exposure will make the carpet lost its original softness and color. The best way to dry a carpet is give it a thorough airing, which is least damaging to the carpet.
Myth #3 - Clean with strong bleach
Strong bleach can be a solution to remove the stubborn stains (e.g. coffee stains, paint stains, pet stains, etc.) left on a carpet, but using bleach is not recommended because it may produce chemical stains resulting in a blotchy appearance. If it is inevitable to clean with bleach, remember to dilute it first, or to consider using a carpet steam cleaner that can remove stubborn stains.
Myth #4 - Carpet shedding?
When you first install a new carpet, you may notice a thin layer of fiber floating on top of the carpet. Actually, it is normal for short fiber wool carpet to shed a bit initially. This usually happens in the first few months and should eventually cease. Keep vacuuming regularly will help minimize shedding.
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