If you visit the websites of some of London’s leading carpet cleaning contractors, you will get the impression that they can achieve anything short of time travel and finding the philosopher’s stone. The industry is so oversaturated and competitive that companies feel forced to promise the Sun and the Moon to their customers, even if they know they cannot perform miracles.
So what can carpet cleaning achieve?
With the help of modern equipment in the hands of an experienced professional – a lot. It can prolong the lifespan of the carpet and keep it in good shape, removing the majority of dirt and grime. When applied in due time, it can also eliminate most stains. Carpet cleaning is an excellent investment if your floor coverings are in decent shape – the service will make them look better, and you do not have to book it that often.
Which carpet cleaning promises are entirely unrealistic?
“We can fully refresh the look of your carpet, regardless of its condition.” How many times have you read the sentence on a contractor’s website? Guess what – it is non-sense. If the carpet is in terrible condition, having been neglected for months or even years, a cleaning procedure can only remove the grime. However, once the texture of the fabric becomes dishevelled, no professional treatment can do anything about it.
“We can eliminate even the most persistent stains!” It is only partly true. Yes, the advanced anti-stain detergents can efficiently remove the staining agent. But the treated area will have a different colour from the rest of the carpet due to the fading factor.
Bottom line – modern carpet cleaning delivers impressive results within reasonable limits. If you have unrealistic expectations, prepare yourself for a rude awakening.