I still have people ask me today,” Does cleaning your carpet make it get dirty faster?” The answer is simple. That depends!
In the past people would clean carpet the only way they knew how, just soap it up, rinse and clean with more soap. That was how it was done and with the most abrasive and sticky soaps around. It looked really good when it was done but did not take long to start looking really bad.
You see cleaning your carpet does not make it get dirty faster but depending on the product being used and the ability to get it rinsed out can make carpet, fabrics or other floors get dirty faster. The main cause a sticky, soapy residue left behind. This used to happen in the industry years ago and I’m sure in some circles still does.
What happens is when anything is cleaned with soap or a detergent it needs to be thoroughly rinsed. Just like taking a shower or washing your car you soap it up and rinse it off. On carpet the process is not that simple. Because the material is being cleaned indoors carpet cannot just be hosed down. It must be done in a way to get it clean but not get too wet as to cause damage to the carpet or other structure.
The proper way to get a good rinse is to use the proper products for what you are doing in the first place and rinse with clear hot water. Some will say to use rinsing agents are good also as long as the products being used are compatible with […]