Myths & Facts About Carpet Cleaning

People are often misinformed and misguided about taking care of their carpet investment. You may have experienced one or more of these myths in the past. It is with earnest sincerity that you put these myths to rest and understand the facts about proper carpet cleaning. Steam Pro wants to educate you, the consumer, about the Myths & Facts on carpet cleaning. “BY THE BOOK!” Get It Right The First Time!


  • MYTH:  “The carpet doesn’t look dirty enough to have it cleaned this time.”

  • MYTH: “I was told to wait a few years before having my carpets cleaned. ‘They’ said, once you have them cleaned, you always have to have them cleaned!”

  • MYTH: “They said steam cleaning will ruin my carpets!”

  • MYTH: “I was told that once I have my carpets cleaned, I do not need to have any carpet protectant applied. It has built in stain resistance.”


  • FACT: Some carpets do hide soil more than others. It does not mean there is no soil to be removed.
    All soil, whether hidden or not, acts as an abrasive. It can result in early wear, loss of fiber protection, and even some color loss.

  • FACT:  Check your paperwork. Carpet manufactures recommend having your carpets cleaned every 6, 12 to 18 months. The problem many consumers face is the fact that many companies use a high-residual detergent that remains in the carpet long after they leave, and continues to attract soil, causing you carpets to get dirty fast.

  • FACT: Many carpet cleaning companies use Hot-Water Extraction (Steam Cleaning). Steam Cleaning is the preferred choice that Steam Pro chooses because of the thoroughness of this method, only when done properly. It is recommended by the leading carpet an facturers. On the other hand, untrained and uneducated carpet cleaners can over-wet your carpet creating a variety of problems for you. According to IICRC Standards, carpets should dry in 6 to 8 hours and fully dry within 24 hours.

  • FACT: Most of the residential installation of carpet these days are stain resistant. However, no carpet is “stain proof”, but added carpet protectants will enhance stain resistance to accidental spills.