What are the carpet cleaning mistakes made by do-it-yourselfers?

You may think carpet cleaning is not a big deal.

You can do it yourself by renting a shampooer and save lots of money.

It is essential to find out are you saving money? It is possible that you are doing extra harm than good.

Homeowners often attempt to clean carpet at home.

Keep it in mind that your carpeting requires professional cleaning once in a year, even if you are vacuuming it regularly.

Professional cleaning can increase the life of your carpet and contributes to improved air quality, decreased illness and allergies.

DIY Carpet Cleaning Mistakes

It is essential to clean your carpet professionally. However, you want to save money; you may try to alternate between professional cleaning and do-it-yourself cleaning approaches.

DIY cleaning can be cheap, but it can’t be effective like a professional carpet cleaning services. It involves a particular amount of hard work and time. Based on the technique utilised, it is easy for every novice to damage a carpet.

It is important to understand three conventional methods of do-it-yourself that can damage your carpet.

  • Unable to protect a wet carpet from furniture
  • Over-wetting
  • Over-shampooing

It is possible when you use too much shampoo, or you did not rinse your carpet adequately. These practices are inevitable with wet DIY approaches.

It is the main reason for choosing a professional service for carpet cleaning. If you cannot remove shampoo from carpet, the build-up of foamy residue may be impossible to clean and make your carpet a simulated dirt magnet.


It occurs when extra water immerses in the base of a carpet. The carpet may be discoloured because of too wet backing materials.

The carpets may shrink and literally tear up from the floor. If the pad and backing get wet, it will be difficult to dry these items. You will run the extra risk of mildew and mould problems and then possibly you may need to perform mould remediation.

Unable to Protect a Wet Carpet from Furniture

Another hazard in carpet cleaning is stains caused by furniture that encounter wet carpeting.

Some wood furniture may release dyes if we leave them in long-term contact with a damp surface. Many furniture pieces have feet that are partially metal. The metals may rust and leave stains in the carpet.

These problems are common among do-it-yourselfers because they don’t remove furniture from their room while cleaning.

They often have access to foil-backed cardboard quadrangles and foam blocks that professionals used to keep the carpet away from the furniture until it dries.

Waiting for a Longer Duration to Remove Stains of Carpet

Deal with carpet stains immediately.

You can use one towel to soak up blot and spill. There is no need to rub a spill on the carpet, pour a coating of bi-carb soda on spills to soak it and vacuum the soda after one day.

If you leave this stain without treatment until the subsequent day, it gives sufficient time to stain to set and seep in the fibres of your carpet. It will be difficult for you to remove this stain.

Incorrect Use of Carpet Deodoriser

A carpet deodoriser can’t remove dirt and stain. An average vacuum can’t remove the deodorizing powder. It may increase the build-up of powder on your carpet and make it dirtier.

If you want to avoid these mistakes, hire a professional cleaner. Several people don’t want to hire professional services to save extra money. It is not the right decision because you are destroying your carpet.

You must hire a reliable professional for carpet cleaning to increase the life of your carpet.

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