Question: Does Cleaning Carpets Make Them Wear Out Faster?
Answer: When done properly, cleaning your carpets will actually greatly increase their life. When done improperly, their life will be greatly decreased. This boils down to proper cleaning technique and equipment. Categories: Carpet Cleaning Commercial Cleaning Residential Cleaning View All Questions
The biggest culprit in early carpet wear is dirt. When dirt attaches itself to the carpet it causes small abrasions on the fibers. Over time, these abrasions will cause permanent discoloration and traffic patterns.
Unfortunately many consumer grade carpet cleaning machines and low cost carpet cleaning companies do not perform the all important "rinse step." This step insures not only the removal off all soils and dirt, but also the removal of any detergents or soaps used in the cleaning process. If these agents are not properly removed they will re-attract dirt at a much faster rate than if your carpets were never cleaned in the first place. This will lead to a rapid deterioration in the carpet's condition.
To summarize, cleaning your carpets will absolutely extend their life-- as long as they are cleaned properly.