Bixby Plaza and Carpets, experts in Orange County carpet cleaning, wants to be clear: Cleaning your carpet will not, as some still think, make your carpet dirtier, that is, if it’s done correctly! Orange County carpets can be tricky, because of the heat, humidity and outdoor lifestyle that makes it so easy to drag dirt, soil and moisture in on shoes, so that’s something best left to experts.

One of the biggest mistakes people make is to rent a machine, buy some supermarket soap, and then try to do it themselves. That never works out well, because professional carpet cleaners use ultra high-tech machines that can get deep into the fibers to remove particles, pollutants and allergens. Those rental machines can’t even come close, and your carpet can’t be considered thoroughly clean.

Carpet cleaners aren’t “one-size-fits-all” soaps. There are different types of fibers and what may work well on one, won’t necessarily work on another. It might even damage the fiber. Baking soda, while it does absorb some odors, doesn’t remove the source of the smell, so it’ll only return.

A big myth is that steam cleaning will cause mold and mildew to grow, but it can only grow if there’s water left around, and that can happen in s little as 12 hours. Our pros use special fast-drying machines that dry the carpet fast, and that’s even more important, when it comes to carpet cleaning in Huntington Beach. That area is so near the ocean, it’s already pretty humid.

You may have heard about dry cleaning; while the advantage is that no water is used, please do be aware that it is really only surface cleaning, and also remember the phrase “Buyer Beware!” If it’s ultra-cheap and sounds too good to be true, it probably is: You get what you pay for!

We saved the best for last: “My carpet is not old enough to need cleaning!” Professional cleaning for your Orange County carpets will keep them looking and acting great. It’s recommended to clean them at least every year or 18 months. Isn’t that worth it for your home’s investment?

Come into Bixby Plaza and Carpets to get professional carpet cleaning in Orange County. We have showrooms in Huntington Beach and Los Alamitos, CA.