Carpet Myths Busted

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Resoiling Faster After Cleaning

Many people think that once a new carpet is cleaned, it will re-soil faster. This is only true if the carpet is not cleaned properly. If detergent residue is left behind, it will re-soil faster, however if it is cleaned properly the detergent residues will be neutralized and extracted using pure water and a rinsing agent, so the carpet is not left with a sticky residue to attract soil.

Have you ever sprayed a spotter onto a carpet? If you were lucky enough for it to remove the spot, did you happen to notice that after a bit of time and some foot traffic that it had resoiled there? That’s because the detergent residue that was left in the carpet attracted more soil from foot traffic. Ideally, it needs to be rinsed and neutralized.

Carpet and Allegries

A huge carpet myth that is passed on as common knowledge by well meaning people and many doctors and allergists is that if you suffer from allergies such as pollen, dust mites, airborne mold, pet dander etc. is that you should remove all of your carpeting. This is just plain wrong, wrong and wrong again! It has been proven over and over again that a house that has wall to wall carpet that is mantained regularly by a knowledgable cleaner has LESS dust and debris floating around in the air than just hard surface floors alone. People have been led to believe that the carpet is causing the problem.

Actually the carpet is like a giant fuzzy filter and it’s trapping all of this gunk that’s circulating in the air and it needs to be vacuumed regularly using a fine filter or bag (HEPA is best) and it needs to be STEAM CLEANED ideally once a year, or every 6 months if you have kids, pets or smoke or heavily used rooms.

The only way the carpet could actually be the problem is if you have an extreme chemical sensitivity to glues, perfumes, colognes and dyes, etc. and typically it would be worse with brand new carpeting. Even new cabinets, furniture cushions, particle board, finished wood floors and flooring laminates contain chemicals, glues and formaldehydes that can offgass for years. You like that new car smell? It’s the offgassing of chemicals. You might want to crack the windows to let that escape.



The only other way carpet could be the cause would be if it was contaminated with something that cannot be cleaned out such as a toxic substance, pesticides, raw sewage or wet from water and not dried properly and their was mold growth, etc.

There are other studys that show more benefits to having wall to wall carpeting. How about a 20% savings on your heating and cooling bills! Not bad. Also, a substantially quieter home, more privacy and less thumping and echoing- especially if you have kids and pets running around.

How about the safety factor for babies, toddlers, kids and older folks? Carpet is less slippery if someone spills a glass of water. If a toddler falls and hits his head or face on the floor, would you want carpet and padding- or hardwood, ceramic tile or stone? What about carpeted steps? My mom fell down a half flight at 78 and thank God she was ok! It’s something to think about.

Our Promise To You

  1. Integrity & Quality

    SK carpet as a company, operates on the principle that to achieve the best cleaning results consistently there must be guidelines and processes in place. We pride ourselves on doing the very best job possible. These guidelines and processes help us to achieve that goal.

  2. Experience

    With over 20 years combine experience in the floor care industry, we have cleaned and maintained many different types of textiles from carpet, upholstery, ceramic tile, natural stone, wood floors, laminate floors and many other hard surface flooring. This extensive experience makes us the authority on cleaning your home furnishings.These guidelines and processes help us to achieve that goal.

  3. Knowledge

    To be the best at what you do there must be extensive training involved. Sk carpet's technicians are trained and certified by the IICRC in all areas of cleaning. Our industry is constantly changing that is why it is important as a company to invest in continuing education for all technicians.

  4. Professionalism & Service

    Our mission is to maintain a professional attitude in the conduct of our daily business at all times and provide the consumer with the highest degree of service and professionalism possible.

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