Avoid Buyer's Remorse with Professional Carpet Cleaning

March 22, 2023

homeowner points out spot to professional carpet cleaning techHave you been skipping regular professional carpet cleaning visits? You aren’t alone. Whether it’s the perceived expensive cost, being too busy, or wanting to just go the DIY route, homeowners have all sorts of reasons behind not making the call to a reliable and professional carpet cleaning service.

It’s true that a professional carpet cleaning job gone wrong can be a huge hassle for homeowners. But it’s important to remember that carpet cleaning is a necessary investment that, when done right, can cut down on expenses by preventing the need to replace your carpets prematurely. 

If you’ve had a negative experience after carpet cleaning, you may even be thinking it’s just not worth the effort. We understand this frustration. Finding the right company - a company you can trust - isn’t always easy. For more than 45 years, Chem-Dry has been America’s trusted professional carpet cleaning company. 

Let’s take a look at common problems associated with carpet cleaning and how Chem-Dry is different.

Problems Sometimes Seen After Professional Carpet Cleaning 

Below are just a few complaints that can lead to lasting headaches following a visit from low-quality or inexperienced carpet cleaners following an ineffective methodology.

Reappearance of Spots

The recurrence of spots and stains, also known as carpet wicking, can be particularly frustrating for homeowners who call on professional carpet cleaning services to help them get rid of annoying spots and stains. Wicking typically occurs when deep-set dirt and grime is not removed during a cleaning process that only lifts away stains from the upper portion of the carpet. 

Steam cleaning, which uses high volumes of liquid and results in long dry times, can also cause wicking to occur. The excess liquid will flood the carpet backing, and as the carpet fibers dry, dirt will be drawn up to the tip, leading to the reappearance of spots soon after the cleaning appointment.

Carpet Browning

You want your carpets to look fresh and renewed, but inappropriate cleaning can actually do the opposite. If you’ve ever seen carpet browning occur after professional carpet cleaning, you may be wondering why you spent the money to have your carpets cleaned in the first place. 

Carpet browning most commonly occurs after the steam cleaning method is used and requires re-cleaning to fix. There are a few reasons why carpets can turn brown following steam cleaning, including changes in the carpet’s pH resulting from the use of a detergent with a high pH. 

Some homeowners also find that carpets can re-soil quickly after a visit from steam cleaners because the soapy residue left behind during traditional steam cleaning acts as a magnet for soil, making carpets look brown soon after cleaning.

Bubbling, Rippling, and Sticky Residue

In addition to discoloration, there are also problems related to texture that can rear their ugly heads when carpet cleaning goes awry. Bubbling and rippling is most common when too much liquid is used to clean the carpet. 

While this odd appearance can sometimes be temporary due to latex displacement that resolves as the carpet dries out, this isn’t always the case. The more often the carpet backing is exposed to flooding through cleaning methods that rely on high volumes of water, the more likely it will start breaking down, leading to a bubbling and wrinkling effect.

A sticky texture, in contrast, is the result of using sudsy detergents that aren’t properly washed away during steam cleaning. In addition to trapping dirt and grime in the carpet and causing the need for more frequent cleaning, such a texture can also be unpleasant on bare feet, making your carpet less enjoyable when you want it to feel springy, plush, and fresh. 

Reduce the Risk of Buyer’s Remorse with Our Professional Carpet Cleaning Process 

At Chem-Dry, we have developed a proprietary carpet cleaning process that avoids the trappings of traditional steam cleaning, providing better results that leave homeowners satisfied with their investment. Because our Hot Carbonating Extraction process (HCE) uses a detergent-free cleaning solution along with the power of carbonation, there's no risk of leaving behind a sticky, soapy residue that can cause carpet browning and an unpleasant texture. 

Furthermore, HCE uses around 80% less water than steam cleaning. This dramatically reduces dry times to lower the chances of both wicking and rippling. When Chem-Dry cleans your carpets, your family can get back to life as normal, while enjoying cleaner, more attractive carpets, within just a few hours.

Finally, our professional carpet cleaning process is designed to extract dirt from the depths of the carpet’s base, removing even stubborn soil from near the backing. Thanks to the deep clean HCE provides, you won’t have to worry about spots reappearing after a visit from our technicians.

Enjoy all the benefits of professional carpet cleaning without the buyer’s remorse that often follows a steam cleaning appointment. Call (800) CHEM-DRY today to learn more!