Carpeting is an expensive investment that must be taken care of. But with a number of misconceptions roaming around, people are often confused about how to keep their carpet as clean and good-looking as possible.

Denver Carpet and Flooring believes that educated clients are our best allies. To better understand carpet care, we have decided to list down some of the most common misconceptions we have heard through the years.

Cleaning the carpet frequently may damage the fibers

Dirt is abrasive and can damage your carpet. That’s why you should clean your carpet regularly. If you wait long enough before cleaning, your carpet may wear out faster. Vacuum at least once a week and hire a professional cleaner every 12 to 18 months.

Choose the company that offers the lowest price

As tempting as it is to hire a carpet cleaning company with the lowest price, please resist the urge to do so. We understand that you want to save money, but if you do so, please do not expect great results.

Also, don’t be fooled by companies that advertise low prices. Sometimes, the price you see is not always the price you pay. There may be some additional charges that will only be revealed once the job is done. A lot of homeowners have learned this lesson the hard way.

You can clean your carpet yourself

In the hopes of saving money, some people rent a machine and attempt to clean their carpet on their own. This is the worst thing you can do to your carpet.

Rental machines are usually small. Yes, they may be enough to get rid of dirt, but bacteria, fungi, pollen and other substances will remain. Add to the fact that the machine lacks sufficient power; most people don’t know how to properly use it. Do the right thing and let the professionals take care of your carpet.