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4 Common Carpet Cleaning Mistakes

Jan 8, 2024 | Carpet Cleaning

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As professional carpet cleaners in St. Albert, we have seen a lot of carpets. Unfortunately, that means we’ve also seen our fair share of carpet-cleaning mistakes. Here are the top four mistakes that we see homeowners make so you can avoid them. 

Not Vacuuming Regularly.

You probably know that you should vacuum often; it’s a crucial part of maintaining a clean home. However, do you understand why vacuuming is so important and how frequently you should do it?

Vacuuming your carpets removes dirt and grime, preventing them from accumulating and causing damage to your carpet fibers over time. Additionally, your carpet acts as a filter, trapping dirt and dust from the air and preventing it from circulating in your home. Nevertheless, if your carpets become too laden with dirt, they may lose their effectiveness in trapping particles, potentially worsening indoor air quality.

We recommend vacuuming all carpets in your home at least once a week. If you have pets, children, or regularly wear shoes indoors, you may need to vacuum more frequently to ensure your carpets stay clean and well-maintained.

Not Giving Enough Attention To High-Traffic Areas

Consider your daily movements within your home. Undoubtedly, there are areas where you walk more frequently than others, such as hallways, the entryway, and spaces in front of furniture. These high-traffic zones require special care to endure the heavy foot traffic they receive. One effective way to prolong the life of these areas is by using a rug. If you already have a rug, be sure to rotate it regularly to ensure even wear distribution.

If a rug isn’t a viable option, make sure to vacuum these areas regularly. Additionally, we offer a carpet protectant that adds a protective coating to your carpet, helping it resist stains that high-traffic areas are more likely to encounter.

Scrubbing Spots And Stains

When you spill something on your carpet, your instinct is probably to grab a towel and start scrubbing. However, aggressively scrubbing a spill into carpet will usually just rub the stain in and spread it further. What you want to do instead is gently dab at stains to remove the liquid. Be sure to use a white rag, as colored towels or patterned paper towels can sometimes transfer dye to the carpet, making the issue worse. 

If you cannot remove the stain with gentle blotting, your safest course of action is to call professional carpet cleaners in St. Albert, like Revive Chem-Dry. We have seen DIY stain removal methods go wrong way too often, resulting in carpet damage and worse stains. This is something to leave to the professionals if you want your carpet to look nice. 

Not Hiring Professional Carpet Cleaners

You might assume that regular vacuuming and promptly addressing spills are sufficient to care for your carpet. Unfortunately, your vacuum can only reach the top layer of the carpet. Over time, dirt and dust that have escaped the suction action will embed themselves near the carpet backing, resulting in a matted texture, dull appearance, and visible traffic lines. The only effective way to remove this grime from the depths of your carpets is to enlist the services of a professional cleaning service. Even if your carpets don’t appear dirty, you’ll be surprised at how much better they look and feel after a thorough cleaning.


Are you making any of the above cleaning mistakes? Our professional carpet cleaning team in St. Albert can help you avoid additional damage to your carpet and increase its longevity. Give us a call at (587) 210-2125 today to get started!