Myths about Carpet Cleaning in Colorado Springs and Surrounding Areas
Hi! My name is Jeremy Cossman . I’m a professional carpet cleaner in Colorado Springs and Surround Areas and I am grateful for the opportunity to provide you with information about carpet cleaning in Colorado Springs, Black Forest, Woodland Park, Monument, Fountain, Manitou, and more places around the Colorado Springs area, and help you choose a carpet cleaning company.
I’ve been in the cleaning business since 1995. In that time, I’ve learned that carpet cleaning is the subject of much confusion. In fact, people have so many misconceptions about carpet cleaning that I’ve decided to offer this consumer education message so when you select a carpet cleaning company you can make an informed, intelligent decision.
I’ll share with you:
-Five costly misconceptions about Carpet Cleaning
-Seven questions you should ask a carpet cleaner before you invite him into your home
You should wait as long as possible before cleaning your carpet.
No. Dirt is an abrasive, like sandpaper. Every time you step on your carpet, you grind dirt into the carpet fibers. This cuts your carpet just as if you had used a knife, causing it to wear out faster. A dirty carpet will not last as long as a clean carpet. While vacuuming helps, by itself it’s simply not enough. The longer you wait to have your carpet cleaned, the more damage you do to your carpet and the faster it wears out.
Having the right equipment is all a company needs to clean your carpet properly.
Not true. Many companies own hot water extraction carpet cleaning machines, but a large number of employees don’t know how to use them. You probably know someone who brought the newest computer on the market- but didn’t learn how to use it for a year or more. The same is true with carpet cleaning machines. The carpet cleaning company may own good equipment, but the employees may not know how to use it correctly. This is why it’s important that you choose your carpet cleaner carefully.
The best carpet cleaning companies are those that have been certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration certification, known as IICRC. A carpet cleaning company cannot buy this certification. The carpet cleaner must earn the certification, through study, experience and the successful completion of formal, written examinations.
The only reason to clean your carpet is to get the dirt out.
No. As you probably know, outdoor air, especially in the Colorado Springs, Monument, Black Forest, Castle Rock, Fountain, and Manitou Springs areas contains pollens, fungus, bacteria, air pollution, cigarette smoke, car exhaust and hundreds of other chemicals. When you and your family members come into your home, you carry those pollens, bacteria and chemicals in your hair and on your skin, clothing and shoes. Not surprisingly, all those chemicals, pollens and bacteria wind up- you guessed it, on your carpet.
If you have allergies, asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problems one major source of your problems could be the pollens, fungus, and chemicals in your carpet. If you’re sensitive to cigarette smoke, you might find that you’ll breathe easier after you hire a company to get those harmful chemicals out of your carpet.
In addition, as you may know, tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 different chemical compounds, at least 43 of which cause cancer. Even if you don’t smoke, those chemicals get on your shoes, you track them into your home and you leave them in your carpet. So, in addition to getting rid of dirt, another important reason to clean your carpet is to get rid of the pollen, fungus, bacteria, chemicals ant the tars and residues from tobacco smoke.
These are the first three misconceptions, we promised five and then seven questions you should ask your carpet cleaner. Stay tuned for the rest of this valuable information…