Carpeting Looks WORSE After Carpet Cleaning…

Have you ever used one of those “bargain” drive-by carpet cleaning companies only to discover your carpeting looked nice originally and then a few days later looks the same or worse than before it was cleaned?

What has occurred is a process known as “wicking”.

Wicking occurs when heavy soil accumulations at the base of the carpet yarns become wet, but are not thoroughly removed during the extraction process. During the drying process, this “wet soil” migrates upward through the damp yarns, and leaves the carpet appearing to be “dirty again” once it dries. This process is prevalent among “coupon cleaners” because let’s face it, you get what you pay for.

Drive-by carpet cleaners simply cannot afford to use quality equipment, cleaning solutions, experienced-certified technicians and offer liability insurance and still provide you with a quality cleaning. It just “ain’t going to happen!

And you know what else? A quality carpet cleaning will extend the life and look of your carpeting for a few dollars more than a non-certified, uninsured coupon specialist.


  • Properly Vacuum the Carpet First! You should always vacuum your carpeting prior to the arrival of the carpet cleaner. Many consumers AND carpet cleaners mistakenly believe that the vacuum of their powerful extraction equipment makes vacuuming first a needless step.


  • Hire an industry certified carpet cleaning company!  Tru-Clean is Certified by the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the international Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI). In addition, we are A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and a three year in a row winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

All major carpet mills have recommendations on how their carpeting is to be cleaned if the consumer is interested in preserving the carpet warranty. Many “drive-by” companies skip these recommendations and should the consumer ever need warranty service, the carpet mill will deny the claim based on improper cleaning.

Most major carpet mills recommend IICRC Certified carpet cleaning companies because of their certifications and expertise. Always make sure the company you invite into your home has met the qualifications of the IICRC.

For more information about Tru-Clean please visit us online at or call us any time at 239-541-4888. Mention that you read this blog post and receive 10% off of your first carpet, tile or upholstery cleaning.

Protect your warranty and the look and feel of your carpeting. Hire a qualified carpet cleaning professional.


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