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3 Common Carpet Cleaning Myths Debunked!


    carpet cleaning mythsCarpet cleaning for your Chicago home or business is extremely important to maintaining its value and the cleanliness. However, there are many falsehoods that surround carpet cleaning including how often it should be done and how it should be performed. ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons is here to debunk some of the common, and potentially damaging, myths you may have heard about carpet cleaning.

    1) “My carpet was just installed. As long as I keep up with vacuuming, that will be enough.”

    Though stains and other visible blemishes are great indicators that it’s time to get your carpets cleaned, most damage occurs on a deeper level. Microscopic dirt and dust particles sink well into the fibers of carpeting every day. In turn, this wears down the fibers and can cause fraying. Regular carpet cleaning will remove these deeply ground-in particles to ensure that you investment in flooring is a long-lasting one.

    2) “I can perform the carpet cleaning myself. I’ll rent a machine!”

    Though this is a viable option, DIY carpet cleaning just doesn’t come with the same level of professional care and application a certified company can provide. Carpet cleaning technicians, the good ones anyway, possess certification from the IICRC to guarantee they are knowledgeable in all practices and procedures.

    3) “All companies are the same. It doesn’t matter who I hire.”

    Speaking of the IICRC, you will want to seek out a company that proudly displays that their technicians are IICRC certified. The IICRC has rigorous standards when it comes to cleaning services, and certification includes a thorough education and comprehensive in-field experience. This distinction is the difference between a company that will guarantee their work and your satisfaction and those that won’t.

    Though there are many misconceptions about carpet cleaning in Chicago, quick research can easily help you make the right choice for your home of office. When looking for a professional, contact ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons. Our technicians are certified by the IICRC and will work with you step-by-step to leave your flooring in fantastic condition. Call us today to learn more about our commercial and residential cleaning services.


    • Nasutsa Mabwa

      Nasutsa Mabwa is President of ServiceMaster by Simons, a MBE/WBE City of Chicago and State of Illinois certified firm. She is a 2020 Daily Herald Business Ledger C-Suite awardee, a member of Crain’s Chicago Business 40 under 40 and a 2018 ServiceMaster(c) Achiever Award recipient. She is a Civic Federation Board Member, an Advisory Board Member for as President Elect on the Executive Committee for the Evanston Chamber of Commerce. She is IICRC certified for WRT & FSRT.

      About ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons
      Restoration By Simons is an MBE/WBE certified firm and family-run company serving both Cook and Lake County, Illinois. Recently, the company was awarded a variety of honors, including the SB100 Best of Small Business Award Winner 2021, Bronze Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 18th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, recipient of the 2020 Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, and the recipient of the 2020 Skokie Business of the Year Award, Honorable Mention Category. Restoration By Simons provides disaster restoration services including water and flood damage restoration, fire and smoke damage restoration, mold remediation, to residential and commercial customers in both Cook and Lake County IL.

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