Debunking These 8 Common Carpet Cleaning Myths

Apr 30, 2024 | Carpet Cleaning

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When it comes to carpet cleaning, be weary of believing everything you hear. Going to a professional source is always the best way to get answers—like the Chem-Dry pro’s for carpet cleaning in Cary, North Carolina.

We’ve heard a lot of myths and inaccuracies over the years. Here are some of the most common, plus the facts that disprove them. 

Myths About Carpet Cleaning

  • Carpets will get dirtier faster after you have them cleaned. It’s true that some carpet cleaning methods, including steam cleaners that most professionals use, actually leave behind dirt-attracting residue on carpets. But this isn’t the case with Chem-Dry. Our revolutionary carbonated cleaning approach is residue-free and actually leaves carpets fortified and better able to repel stains moving forward. 
  • Vacuuming too frequently will damage carpet. Today carpets are designed to be more durable than ever before. With a good vacuum cleaner, carpets should be able to withstand any amount of vacuuming. 
  • Mold and mildew grow in carpets after deep cleaning. While this is a risk, it’s specifically a concern with steam cleaners. Chem-Dry uses 80% less moisture in the carpet cleaning process compared to steam cleaners—leading to dry times of just a few hours, not a few days like with steam cleaners. With Chem-Dry’s method, the risk of mold and mildew growth in carpets is virtually eliminated. 
  • Carpet odors can be removed with DIY methods. Baking soda or powder deodorizers are often used to remove pesky odors, particularly from pets. However, even the best do-it-yourself methods won’t remove pungent odor crystals left behind when pet urine dries. Thankfully, Chem-Dry blasts away and extracts odors crystals at the source so they’re gone for good. 
  • Professional carpet cleaning isn’t really necessary. Carpets should be cleaned at least annually. Even carpets that appear to be clean can be hiding dirt, particles, allergens, and more. Keeping up with professional carpet cleaning also helps extend the lifespan of carpets. 
  • All you need is do-it-yourself spot treatment for stains. Professional stain removal is the best way to ensure stains are completely gone for good, and that no dirt-attracting residue is left behind
  • Carpet shrinks after cleaning. The risk of carpet shrinking applies when carpets aren’t thoroughly and properly dried after cleaning. Because Chem-Dry uses significantly less moisture, you won’t have to worry about carpet shrinking. 
  • Professional carpet cleaning costs too much money. Carpet cleaning can fit within any budget, especially with coupons and free price estimates


Carpet Cleaning In Cary, North Carolina 

When it comes to carpet cleaning, the Chem-Dry difference is clear. 

We look forward to serving you for your next carpet cleaning appointment!

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