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Carpet is a major investment for any home. Most of the homeowners have various misconceptions regarding carpet cleaning and general carpet care. Following the right carpet cleaning procedures, the residential or commercial property owners can achieve the best carpet cleaning results. There are certain carpets cleaning myths that have been identified as misconceptions among people due to which they fails to achieve a higher level of proper carpet care maintenance. These myths are:
• Carpet is expensive and harder to maintain: Many people think that carpets are more expensive as well as difficult to maintain when compared to hard floor surfaces. However, this is not true, a properly maintained carpet just needs vacuuming once or twice a week. On the other hand, hard floor surface requires regular cleaning, sweeping, mopping, waxing, etc., which makes the task more laborious and costly.
• Carpet produces allergic reactions: Many people have this common misconception that carpets that have latex produces allergic reactions. In reality, carpet may have no effect on allergies. According to some study, carpet rooms are actually having lower levels of dust-borne allergens than rooms with hard surface floors. The latex that holds the fibers and backing together in broadloom carpet is synthetic. Allergic reactions are generally caused by the proteins found in natural latex. Synthetic latex is totally different from natural latex and is not associated with the allergic reactions.
• Mold and mildew can grow in carpet: This is another myth that most of the people have in their mind. In actuality, mold and mildew can grow only when there is excess moisture and dirt coupled with the poor cleaning and maintenance habits. Eliminating and controlling sources of excessive moisture such as water leaks and humidity with good quality carpet cleaning equipment can greatly offset the potential for mold to grow.
• There is health risks associated with carpets: Some people have this misconception in their mind that the chemicals that are usually used in the manufacturing of the carpets have health risks associated with them. The truth is that, carpets are a very simple product in which the threads that are commonly used are wool, nylon, polyester or polypropylene. The other materials used in carpets are backing material which is usually polypropylene and then there is glue. The glue is synthetic latex that doesn’t cause any health risks.
• Formaldehyde is used in carpets: This is not true, no formaldehyde has been used anywhere near the carpet manufacturing process. It is not used in the manufacturing process of carpets and not emitted from new carpet.
So, these are some of the most common myths and misconceptions. Knowing all these factors, homeowners can come to the conclusion that carpets are a good investment that can add many years of durability, if properly cleaned and maintained.
Richard Arbuckle is a blogger specializing in topics related to home improvement. He has been managing his own carpet cleaning operations for a long period of time. He is more interested towards sharing his insights and useful information related to carpets like how to choose carpet, carpet cleaning equipment, issues related with carpet cleaning, etc.
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