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The “Good Enough” Curse and Three Mistakes for Carpet Cleaning in Chicago, IL


    When you get frustrated with your home flooring and just want it clean, don’t fall into the “good enough” trap. The truth be told, what looks “good enough” to you could actually be causing damage to your carpets. Sure, your carpets may look clean on the surface, but deep down they may be a festering mess of dirt, dust, allergens, embedded filth, old stains, and more. You may not even realize how bad your carpets look or smell until an outside source points it out to you. ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons in Chicago, IL wants you to avoid the “good enough” trap and these carpet cleaning mistakes:

    Carpet Cleaning Mistake #1: Relying on vacuuming. Don’t say “good enough” every time you finish vacuuming, especially when it doesn’t feel completely clean. It is worth the time and money to invest in a professional carpet cleaning. Knowing when to call the carpet cleaning experts and not say “good enough” means the difference between a progressively dirtier home and a cleaner and fresher living environment.

    Carpet Cleaning Mistake #2: Scrubbing stains. An instant, panicked reaction to a stain is to scrub it intensely and quickly. This is very bad for your carpets and not effective on the stain. When you find a fresh stain, blot it gently with a wet towel. The carpet cleaning experts at ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons can assist you in getting rid of stains that are not so fresh or have been sitting on your carpets for longer.

    Carpet Cleaning Mistake #3: Using harsh chemicals. Cleaning products you find at the store that promise “super stain removal” are meant to remove grease and stains, but they can end up ruining the fibers and colors of your carpets. Don’t tell yourself that you’re saving money and these chemicals are “good enough.” Instead, call the carpet cleaning team at ServiceMaster by Simons for a greener, cleaner, and safer way to clean your carpets.

    If you think your carpets might be “good enough,” reassess how clean they actually are. If it’s been awhile since your last professional carpet cleaning, don’t hesitate to call the expert team at ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons for a timely, comprehensive cleaning of your carpets in Chicago, IL.


    • 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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