JD Hill Carpet Cleaning Insights

5 Common Carpet Cleaning Myths Debunked
Friday, May 08, 2015

Got a home? Then most likely you have carpet somewhere in your living space. There are a lot of common misunderstandings about carpet cleaning that homeowners have asked me about over the years. I'd like to cover the top 5 cleaning myths that I regularly hear about. But first let me preface them with the motto my family and I live by, and that my business is built on:

"A clean home is a healthy home!"

Myth #1: I only have to clean my carpet if it has been stained.

Fact: The longer you wait between cleanings, the higher the chances are for a possible health hazard. The dirt, animal dander and other residues that build up in your carpet are not always visible to the human eye, but that doesn't mean they aren't there. We recommend cleaning your carpets at least once a year, and every 4 to 6 months if you have small children and/or animals who spend a lot of time crawling or playing on the floor. The extreme heat from the cleaning kills all the harmful bacteria, dust mites, fleas and all other insects that enter your home during the year.

Myth #2: Carpet cleaning will shrink my carpet.

Fact: If you hire a licensed and trained professional, you should never worry about your carpet shrinking, because they will never let this happen. In the rare instance that this might occur, it would be because your carpet cleaner left your carpet unreasonably wet. Again, if you hire the right cleaner, there is no reason to be concerned about this.

Myth #3: Vacuuming often will break down my carpet.

Fact: Studies have shown that vacuuming your carpet up to four times a week does not damage or deteriorate a carpet any quicker than vacuuming it twice a month. In fact, the more you vacuum, the better it is for your health. Dirt, hair and residue build-up leads to lower quality air and allergies. Clean often!

Myth #4: The cheaper the carpet cleaner for hire, the better!

Fact: The number one reason carpet cleaners charge more or less is directly related to the quality of the equipment they use. We use only the best wands in the industry and the most efficient truck mount on the market, complete with a 68HP Hyundai Engine 3600 RPM. When it comes to cleaning, you don't want to skimp on the spend and end up with a mediocre job. After all that cleaning has to last you another six months to a year before you do it again!! Don't leave any residue behind - hire the right person for the right job, and triple check that they have the right quality of equipment to justify their asking price.

Myth #5: Wet cleaning causes a mess and is less effective than dry carpet cleaning.

Fact: Actually, in my professional opinion, a truck mount hot water extraction method is the best possible method for effectively cleaning your carpets. With a high power machine that heats the water to over 280 degrees, you can rest assured that all bacteria, dust mites, and unseen creatures living in the fibers of your carpet will be killed. The process begins with a solution spray that immediately cleans and sanitizes the carpet, and then a powerful suction wand pulls all the dirt and grime out, leaving your carpet fresh and sparkling clean.


To recap: Unhealthy substances are being invisibly transferred onto your upholstered fabrics. Pets, clothing, purses, and briefcases can transfer germs onto your textiles. Exhaust, asphalt, pollen, dust, airborne grease, and food particles contribute to an unhealthy fabric. Just because a fabric 'looks" clean doesn't mean that it is really clean. The cleaner you keep your fabric the longer it will last.


Do you live in the Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA Metro Areas? Don't wait any longer to schedule your appointment with JD Hill Carpet Cleaning! Call us today at 360-834-9611. You won't regret it!


"JD has been my carpet cleaner for 16 years, and has always done a great job ." -Wanita Hochhalter, Rental Owner


"John has always done a good job cleaning my house and now cleans 11 of my stores that I am in charge of. The managers have confirmed to me that JD Hill is the best carpet cleaner that they have used in years." -Jodee Phillips, Regional Supervisor, Arby's Corp.

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