There is nothing like having soft carpeting to walk on. Having carpeting in the work place makes for a more homey and comfortable work environment. Despite the benefits of having carpeting there is one major draw back it is difficult to clean. It is not impossible to clean, but it takes more time, tools, and chemicals/soaps. Hardwood, linoleum, and marble don’t have this problem, but then again they are harder and colder.

Vacuum cleaners and carpet shampoos are great ways to maintain your carpet on a daily and weekly basis, but over time dirt really begins to seep into the fibers of the carpet. It is recommended that roughly every 16 to 18 months you get your carpets professionally cleaned. The reason you should reach out to professionals is because their talent and tools allows them to restore your carpeting to an almost-new status. They are able to do this without destroying or damaging your carpet. There is a tendency for people to make problems worse when they try at-home remedies.

Do-It-Yourself Carpet Cleaning Damage: What To Avoid

It is in the best interest of your time, money, and emotional sanity that you have your carpets professionally cleaned. Most people want to save time and money, and for some reason there is a direct association with D.I.Y home improvements. That is not the case, and in fact doing things yourself could end up costing you in the long run.

These are the three most common ways you can ruin your carpet while trying to clean it:

  • Over-shampooing – This happens when too much shampoo is used or the carpet is not adequately rinsed. By leaving your carpet with excess shampoo will turn it into a magnet for dirt, which seems to be the opposite of what you wanted.
  • Over-wetting – Soaking your carpet to the bottom is what we can call over-wetting. Sometimes carpets can change color or lose some color as a result of getting too wet. This is an unfixable problem. Carpets can also shrink, which leads to tearing from the floor. The worst problem with over watering is the risk of mildew and mold.
  • Failing to protect the furniture – some people don’t think about moving furniture or the problems that can occur when it gets wet. Metal things have a tendency to rust, which leaves a red rust stain on your carpet. Wood also has a tendency to have color changes as a result of getting wet.

For those of you, who love to do things yourself, please recognize your own limitations. Do what is best for you and your carpet. Have the help of a professional. For the best office cleaning in NYC call CSI. We’ll help get your carpets clean.

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