It might be tempting to think of carpet cleaners as a cheap alternative to detergents, but you could be missing out on a big investment if you buy this kind of product at the wrong time.
“It’s really a waste of money to buy carpet cleaner when you can buy a new carpet cleaner in a fraction of the time,” said David Jones, president of the American Association of Caulk and Towels.
“The best way to avoid this is to buy the carpet cleaner from the brand that’s the closest to the actual product you need.”
Jones’ advice is simple: buy the correct brand and make sure it comes in the correct packaging.
“Carpet cleaning powder is the best thing to buy for carpet cleaning because it’s a very concentrated cleaner,” Jones said.
You can buy carpet cleaners from most carpet cleaners stores and even some commercial carpet cleaning contractors.
The brand name will vary slightly from store to store, and the products will have different packaging.
If you buy carpet cleaning powder at the store, you’re buying the powder in a spray bottle and not a clear plastic tube.
If the product is sold as a powder, it should come in a clear container.
You’ll also want to get the correct product and its packaging, Jones said, so you know what you’re getting.
When you buy a product that’s not in the brand’s container, it’s usually called a “sorbant” or “water” product.
If it’s not, the company may be misleading consumers, Jones warned.
For example, if a product is called a soap bar or a carpet cleaning bar and the label on the package says it comes with a shampoo or conditioner, that’s a shampoo and conditioner product.
“That’s a lot of chemicals that’s going into the product and that’s what’s being advertised as a carpet cleaners shampoo or an abrasive treatment,” Jones explained.
Jones recommends that you choose a carpet care product from the best companies on the market, such as Home Depot, Best Buy, Staples, Lowe’s and Home Depot’s online shop.
“If you’re going to buy a lot, you might as well buy it from the company that offers the best product,” Jones suggested.
You also want carpet cleaning products to be safe.
“You don’t want to go into the carpet cleaning process thinking that your carpet is safe,” Jones warned, because some of the chemicals used in carpet cleaning are not safe for the environment.
For instance, the chemicals in carpet cleaners disinfectants can be used on furniture, which could contaminate the carpeting.
So if you’re cleaning carpet that’s dirty, Jones recommends keeping it out of the house and away from pets, children and pets with food allergies.
If a carpet is not clean enough, Jones advises using a cleaning product like carpet cleaner spray or scrub that contains a solvent, such a bleach.
He recommends using the carpet product that comes in a plastic tube and not the product that is actually in the package.
Jones also recommended that you don’t buy carpet shampoo or any other product that contains bleach.
“Bleach is a neurotoxin,” Jones told ABC News.
“Some of the products you’re looking at that have bleach in them, the products are not necessarily safe.”
Jones says if you can, you should wait until you’re sure that the product you are buying is safe before you buy it.
Jones says to look for products that are labelled with the name of the company.
For many people, that means Home Depot or Lowe’s, and they are the best places to go.
“They have really good quality control, so they know what they’re doing and they’re going through their processes and checking out each item before they sell it,” Jones noted.
He also recommends buying products with labels like “Made in the USA,” “Made with natural ingredients,” or “Certified organic.”
If you’re interested in learning more about carpet cleaning and carpet cleaning supplies, check out our list of the best carpet cleaning brands.