Carpet cleaning myths

Carpet cleaning myths


If you’ve ever considered having your carpets cleaned, you may have been put off by some ‘old wives’ tales’.

We want to dismiss these myths so that, next time your carpets are in need of a professional clean, you won’t hesitate to give a NCCA (National Carpet Cleaners Association) approved company a call.


Here are a few of the myths you may have heard…


‘Cleaning might shrink my carpet’

There’s no denying, this isn’t a complete myth. It IS possible for certain carpets to shrink during cleaning.

However, reputable, NCCA members will know how to prevent this from happening.

This is one of the reasons a pre-cleaning inspection is so important – to assess the carpet types and work out the best cleaning method for your home.


‘Carpets soil quicker after they’ve been cleaned’

Historically, this was actually true, due to the positive electrical charge left by old shampoos.

However, reputable companies have long since stopped using these products and newer shampoos are much easier to vacuum away after cleaning, thereby eliminating the problem.


‘Carpets takes ages to dry’

The time it takes for a carpet to dry depends on the equipment and the skills of the company performing the job.

A  competent company will be able to ensure your carpets dry within hours (not days).


Want a FREE quote to get your carpets cleaned? Give us a call on 01462 811210.