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Top 4 Most Destructive Carpet Cleaning Myths in Chicago


    A regularly scheduled professional carpet cleaning is a great way to extend the life of your carpet. Unfortunately, there are misconceptions about carpet cleaning that wreak havoc on carpets all across Chicago. Everyone means well for their carpets, but if they believe these cleaning myths, their carpets will age much faster than carpets treated to regular cleanings. At ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons, we take pride in offering our customers the best when it comes to carpet cleaning in Chicago, IL.

    Carpet cleaning can be complicated for those unfamiliar with the best methods, equipment and cleaning solutions for their carpet. That’s where we can help, and we’ll start by debunking these destructive carpet cleaning myths:

    Myth #1: Wait as long as possible between each cleaning.

    While you don’t need to get professional cleaning exceptionally often, that doesn’t mean you should wait as long as possible to schedule one. Dirt is abrasive. If it’s allowed to sit in your carpets, it will continually grind into the fibers and quickly break them down.

    Myth #2: Professional cleanings only remove the dirt.

    A professional carpet cleaning don’t just remove dirt; it also removes pollen, dust, bacteria, mold, odors, and countless other chemicals and substances introduced to your carpet on a daily basis. Regular cleanings are incredibly helpful in fully sanitizing your carpets.

    Myth #3: All cleaning methods are created equal.

    The best cleaning method for your carpet ultimately depends on your carpet type and the level of contamination. Hot water extraction (e.g. steam cleaning) is the most common method of cleaning. There are also dry-cleaning options that can be gentler and more effective, depending on your carpet.

    Myth #4: If a company has the right cleaning equipment, they have everything they need.

    There is actually a lot more that goes into carpet cleaning than just the equipment. It’s even more important for a company’s technicians to be trained to use the equipment effectively and efficiently and have an in-depth knowledge about carpet cleaning. Our technicians are trained by the IICRC, and we have all the right equipment.

    These are just a few misconceptions about professional carpet cleaning, but they are some of the most damaging myths out there. If you’ve changed your mind about professional carpet cleaning in Chicago, IL, contact ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons today!


    • 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.

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