It’s common knowledge that anything you take care of properly is going to last longer than it would if not taken care of, and your carpet is no exception. 

 Carpet cleaning is one of the most common DIY cleaning tasks that people try and do themselves in an effort to save money, and while spot cleaning and taking care of your carpet is important, sometimes it’s best left to the professionals. There are many habits and misconceptions when we clean our carpets ourselves that actually cause more damage than they do good. 

Below are six of the most common carpet cleaning mistakes we see here at TruRinse, particularly with customers we help here in Utah. 

1. Overuse of Carpet Deodorizers. People often spray or use powder deodorizers often as a means of keeping things fresh and smelling clean. However, they are not meant to be used as a cleaner and cannot help with stain removal. Additionally, repeated use of these products can cause significant buildup over time and actually make your carpets dirtier. Traditional vacuums often don’t have enough power to remove the buildup that a deodorizer can cause. If these are used improperly, then it can also attract dirt and have it stick to your carpet, and any dirt that stays in your carpet for long periods of time can cause additional wear and tear. Particularly is your carpet is made of polyester.

 2. Too Much Scrubbing. When cleaning small areas of your carpet it is important that you are not scrubbing as hard as you can. This is damaging in two ways. First, you are only going to push the stain, debris, and dust further down into the carpet fibers, gravity will always win. Second, scrubbing fiercely is also going to cause significant damage to carpet fibers. Making them weaker and causing them to fray and even fall apart or separate completely from the carpet padding. The extent of damage can really depend on the type of materials it is made of, and newer carpet is not built to last as long as some of the carpets that were more popular over the last decade.  

 When cleaning an accident on your carpet, you want to blot it with a damp, white rag. Using a colored rag can cause the colors to bleed into the carpet and cause further damage. 

 3. Using Too Much Water. Remember the golden rule of less is more? That should absolutely never be forgotten when cleaning carpets. If your carpet absorbs too much water, it may not be able to completely dry properly, which can cause mold growth, and even cause carpet shrinking or tearing. Flooding your carpet is always a bad thing, and is the number one thing we see customers who choose to clean at home do. There are also many carpet cleaners who flood your carpet, and in the long run, this only makes it harder to truly rinse, and truly clean your carpet. The goal of cleaning should be to leave nothing behind but clean carpets, not water, not soap, not dirt, nothing.  

4. Not Vacuuming Often Enough. This is a common mistake for most people. Regular vacuuming is important for the longevity of your carpets. It is recommended that you aim to vacuum your carpets at least once per week, more often if you have pets. Vacuuming lifts away all the dust, debris, and particles that are left on your carpet each day. If you are not routinely vacuuming your carpets, the dust and debris will continue to be pushed further down in the carpet fibers and over time will start causing damage.  

5. Treating a Spot or Stain Improperly. When treating spots or stains on your carpet it is very important to understand how to handle and care for accidents that happen. All too often we see damaged and discolored carpets as the result of an improper attempt to clean up an accident where an incorrect cleaning solution or cleaning technique was used (i.e. using a colored rag, too much water, or cleaning solution applied). 

 Carpet fibers are made from a wide variety of materials and not all can be handled or cleaned the same way. Make sure you follow the cleaning guideline recommended by the manufacturer of your carpet. Do your research and find acceptable cleaning solutions for your carpet before cleaning, and always make sure to do a spot check on a small area of your carpet before applying to it larger area.

It can take a lot of work to find the right solution, and the right products, which is a big reason why we encourage you to use a professional. A professional who is certified by carpet manufacturers will understand the science behind how to clean each kind of material, and take such good care of your carpet that you replace your carpets because you get sick of your carpet color and not because it’s damaged.  

6. Not Calling a Professional Carpet Cleaner. Regular and professional carpet cleaning is necessary to help extend the life of your carpet and promote a healthier indoor living environment. It is generally recommended that carpets are cleaned anywhere from every 6 to 8 months, depending on how high the level of foot traffic is.  

 Renting carpet cleaning equipment cannot provide anywhere near the type of cleaning power that a professional cleaning company with a truck mount and steam cleaning system has. Also not all carpet cleaners are the same, so make sure they are taking the majority of what they put on your carpet out with them, along with everything else that was in your carpet too. 

No carpet is exactly the same and professional carpet cleaners, like the experts here at TruRinse, know the difference between carpets and how to approach different styles and types of carpeting. Additionally, it’s likely the rented machines haven’t been properly serviced or cleaned, which can further damage your carpets by leaving behind excess cleaning solutions, which can often lead to mold damage if the excess moisture is not quickly and properly removed. Damaged cleaning machines can also cause permanent damage to carpet fibers. 

 We are Here for Your Carpet Cleaning Needs

At TruRinse, we work hard to earn the trust of our customers all throughout the state of Utah. We take our work seriously and guarantee a proper clean for all the carpets in your home. We are also trained and certified technicians who understand the science behind carpet cleaning, making sure you are confident and it’s the reason why we guarantee you will be amazed! 

Our experienced technicians are here to make sure the carpet in your home will last you for years to come. We also have a reputation for getting spots out that other carpet cleaners here in Utah can’t and we promise to take the time and leave your carpets truly rinsed and your home cleaner than we found it each and every time. It’s as easy as 1,2,3 to book online and you can also contact our office at 801-226-6827. We look forward to helping you avoid these common DIY carpet cleaning mistakes, and to decrease the stress it takes to keep your home clean. 

 

Tami W.
Tami W.
Jed did a really great... job. He was very friendly and thorough!read more
Erin B.
Erin B.
We thought we were going... to have to replace our carpet in our family room. It was dirty from wear and tear and coming up where it met the hardwood floors. Matt and Ben came and made it look good as new. They were prompt and friendly and saved us so much money.read more
Autumn M.
Autumn M.
I had them come and... clean my carpets and spot clean my couch before I moved out. Blake did an amazing job was very professional and made it look like it was brand new carpet got the stains out of my couch as well. I couldn't believe how clean it was very impressed and the price was just as good very low cost for an amazing clean and fresh smell not a bunch of chemical smells either a very clean fresh smell i love it. I will most definitely use them again and will be recommending them to everyone.read more
Toni C.
Toni C.
Had the TruRinse team... out again to spring clean my carpets and chair! Our technician was very knowledgeable and very kind, he took extra care making sure our baseboards and door frames weren’t scuffed from the hoses!!! Our carpet and chair look brand new again! Thanks again TruRinse team, we will never use anyone else!!!read more
Sayer L.
Sayer L.
I called five different... companies and they were the only one that could get me in ASAP. They showed up within a half hour and surpassed all expectations. I will for sure be using them again.read more
ROB A.
ROB A.
We are very happy with... the carpet cleaning work they did. Blake and Colby were good to explain the process, take care to make sure the hoses didn’t mark anything and that we were happy with the result. We will definitely use Turin’s again.read more
Melissa
Melissa
Vince and Andrew were... great! So accommodating, respectful and quick. I will use TruRinse every time I need my carpets cleaned. Also, did you know they can stretch your carpet if you have waves? Not the same day as cleaning but it’s a service they offer.read more
Heather S.
Heather S.
My daughter spilled some... black paint on her bedroom carpet. I worked at it for 2 days trying to get it out with no success. A friend of mine gave me TruRinse’s number and they came right over and was able to get the spot out!! They are the ONLY carpet cleaners I’ll ever use.Thank you Matt!!read more
Robyn M.
Robyn M.
This is the second time... we’ve hired this company and they’ve gone above and beyond both times. We had Andrew clean our carpets today and he was so positive, professional, attentive, and generous. The carpets look amazing. He was able to get crushed slime out of our master bedroom carpet and toddler urine out of my daughter’s bedroom. 😂 You would never know how much my kids abuse these carpets based on these “after” pictures. Thank you, Andrew and the TruRinse team who set up the appointment and communicated so clearly. I will continue to recommend you to everyone I know and will be reaching out in the future for another cleaning! Also, I REALLY appreciate the very clean, fragrance free, natural salt product you use! It cleans so well without any of the junk!!! 👏👏👏read more
Heidi R.
Heidi R.
Kaleb and Derek did a... great job! The carpets look amazing!read more
Stephanie M.
Stephanie M.
Blake did a fantastic... job! He was prompt, professional and communicative!read more
Megan J.
Megan J.
TruRinse did a great... job. They were prompt, efficient and friendly.read more
Becky D.
Becky D.
Excellent service,... excellent cleaning. Highly recommend! We were dealing with a major pet issue in one of our bedrooms and TruRinse worked some serious magic. We'll be using them every time!read more
Karen H.
Karen H.
We were so impressed... with the quality of work that was performed on our carpets. We had a bad stain in one area and they were able to completely remove the stain. We will definitely use this company again. Riley and Caleb were very friendly and professional.read more
Andalin B.
Andalin B.
We are very happy with... this service. Matt did an exceptional job removing soap residue. Carpet looks great! Highly recommended!read more
Samantha M.
Samantha M.
We are thrilled with... TruRinse! Blake did an AMAZING job with our carpets, stairs and couch. Blake was very knowledgeable and honest with the many questions we had. He was also very punctual, polite and professional.The person who booked our appointment was very kind and made booking a breeze. Once the carpet dried, it looks and feels brand new! We will absolutely use TruRinse again and be recommending them to all of friends and family. Thank you!!read more
Connie H.
Connie H.
Great job!!
Angela K.
Angela K.
Ive used tgem 3 times.... Carpets look great.nice staff.read more
Audrey K.
Audrey K.
Highly recommend using... this company for your carpet cleaning needs. I had a white rug that needed some serious attention, they did an excellent job and it looks so much better! Pricing is very reasonable, and the process did not take very long. Will be using them again.read more
Mary anne G.
Mary anne G.
We REALLY got our... money's worth!! The carpets are cleaner than they've ever been since original instalation 18 years ago... and we have kids and dogs!read more
JR
JR
Jacob was really great... to work with. He walked through the process with us and did a very thorough job. Turned out awesome!read more
Brad K.
Brad K.
Matt came to the house... to clean and stretch carpets. He was awesome! Not only was he very polite, careful and timely but he also did an amazing job with everything. Solid job, highly recommend!read more
Ash P.
Ash P.
Jason was quick and... professional, did an awesome job.read more
Maggie H.
Maggie H.
Kaleb and Allan did an... incredible job! I am in shock with how clean my rugs and sectional are! They cleaned our tile floors and the grout is a completely different color than before because it was so dirty! I didn’t realize how dirty my floors were! I am SO impressed and thrilled with my clean house!read more
Ariel W.
Ariel W.
Professional, all stains... removed job well done. Will use services again Thank you!read more
Tracey B.
Tracey B.
I am so impressed with... TruRinse carpet cleaning. Vince was my technician and he took such good care to clean my carpets. He attended to the smallest detail!read more
Susan H.
Susan H.
Matt with TruRinse make... my carpet and tile floors look like new!! He did such a great job! I highly recommend Matt and his company!read more
Tesla W.
Tesla W.
Mich was amazing. Very... professional and helpful. Will never use a different carpet company again.read more
Syria De La C.
Syria De La C.
Phenomenal job! Great... service!!read more
melanie S.
melanie S.
Jacob cleaned my carpets... better than they have ever been cleaned before he did an excellent job!!!read more
Rodger S.
Rodger S.
From appointment setting... over the phone to the technicians the experience was great. We are pleased with the results and value received.read more
Ralph & Diana P.
Ralph & Diana P.
Professional and fair.
Sandy P.
Sandy P.
Had a fabric chair... cleaned that had issues with urine smell. The guys did it fast and it smelled great last time I checked.read more
Vaughn C.
Vaughn C.
Excellent service;... prompt, courteous, friendly and professional. We had our carpet cleaned and stretched. Our carpet had several ripples and all have been completely eliminated. Our carpet looks like new. We are very satisfied. Outstanding work.read more
Gina W.
Gina W.
I got online Sunday... afternoon to find a carpet cleaner who didn't use chemicals and saw TruRinse. I reached out to them in a message. Promptly Monday morning I got a text saying they could come that same day. Not only did they arrive at the appointed hour, but they were kind and helpful. They listened to my needs and did a great job! I would definitely recommend them! From start to finish, we are so pleased!read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
The employee’s that... cleaned my carpets did a great job, timely, polite, took extra care with my stains. My carpets look great!read more
Trisha K.
Trisha K.
Oh my word these guys... are awesome! I heard about them from a friend who does daycare and decided to give them a try (i have used other in the past, usually disappointing-zerorez was sadly the worst)... I asked for the same technician she used (Jacob) just to be on the safe side, but was assured all their technicians are great ;).... these guys were kind, professional, fast and my carpets look BEAUTUFUL! After a huge Easter party, we had silly putty, baby food pouch splatter, throw up etc, i mean my carpet was rough! So got i called the next day lol! They were able to come out when i needed and really did a fabulous job! Thankyou sooo much!!! Supernice that they cared they did their job they didn't add any extra fees, not for anybof those spots, nothing! Way to run a good business!:)read more
Grant E.
Grant E.
Blake did a great job... cleaning and treating my carpets…TruRinse always comes through with terrific service. We use them every year and have for a long time!read more
Lariana A.
Lariana A.
Excelente servicio. Muy... amablesread more
Sheryl R.
Sheryl R.
After a bad experience... with a well known carpet cleaning company, I was referred to TruRinse by a family member. I am so impressed with their service and knowledge. They have been so helpful with our home as well as our rentals. Matt came over to do some repairs after it was cleaned and it looks fantastic! I am a customer for life!read more
Ashlee S.
Ashlee S.
Vince and Brady did a... great job! Our carpets look amazing.read more
Krista W.
Krista W.
I loved the guys who... came to do carpets and my sofa. I didn’t think the sofa was so dirty until it was clean againread more
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