PBA tip of the Day brought to you by Randy Posusta with Carpets By Randy 602-757-2277.
Can you damage your carpets if you clean them yourself with a carpet machine? Randy has the answer!
Yes! Depending on the method used, it is easy for the novice to damage the carpet. The 3 most common ways that non-professional carpet cleaners ruin their carpets are:
Over-shampooing occurs when either too much shampoo is used or the carpet is not adequately rinsed.
Over-wetting occurs when too much water soaks into the bottom of the carpet. Some backing materials cause the carpet to discolor if they get too wet. Some carpets will shrink, literally tearing themselves up from the floor. If the backing and pad get wet, it is very difficult to dry them, and you run the additional risk of mold and mildew problems.
Failing to protect the wet carpet from furniture
Many kinds of wood furniture will release some of the dyes in their stain if left in contact with a wet surface. Many pieces of furniture have feet that are at least partially metal. The metal can rust, leaving a stain in the carpet.
Give Randy a call today to schedule an appointment to have your carpets professionally cleaned, and decrease the risk of damaging your investment