Stop in the name of the law! You are suspected of committing one of the top three crimes of carpet care. Look below carefully; are you guilty of one of these heinous acts? Better shape up, or the only floor you’ll be seeing is a concrete jail cell when the carpet police catch you!
Using the wrong cleaner
Back away from that rug, buster, and put your hands in the air! Many cleaners contain bleach or other chemicals that are fine for some carpets, but can ruin others. We’ll let you off with a warning this time, but any more transgressions, and it’s off to the pokey with you!
Forgoing a professional cleaning
This may only be a misdemeanor, but know that even the most powerful vacuum is no replacement for having your carpets washed by a pro. Once a year should be enough to extend their life and keep them looking their best.
Procrastinating stain removal
So you spilled some wine on the carpet—no big deal, right? You can always treat the stain later, or get it professionally cleaned.
This is definitely a carpet care felony. The longer you wait to address a stain, the less likely it is to come out. This is true whether you’re bent over it with a wet paper towel or are having every carpet in your house steamed.