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Lets start a list of carpet cleaning rumors and see if they hold up or not. I'll start...true or false?

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Rumor is FALSE, I clean Million dollar condos out here with a 30 year old Portable. It's all about how you present yourself.
 
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ok, heres one

encapsulation actually cleans carpet.
 
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but seriously on this subject, I know a local cleaner that ran a Vortex and now cleans with a Steamin Demon and think I remember seeing a review from one of his customers saying that she expected the big truck again when she booked her appointment so there is some level of expectation there.
 

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Yes, I have had it happen to me. Realtor I have cleaned her house with both of our TM's over the years said that if if she had known I was going to use a portable she would have passed because of a investigative TV show on carpet cleaning 5 years prior. I said let me clean the living room and if you are not happy I'll leave and it's free. She asked for every business card I had after I finished the whole house. She was even more thrilled for some reason with the portable afterwards... I can't explain it! I best bring the porty there next time.
 
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Rumor: Heat is more important than Flow of Water when deep cleaning a carpet
 
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Rumor:Carpets resoil faster after cleaning.
 

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Rumor has it that the rental units like rug Doctor clean just as good as the machines the pros use.
 

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Rumor: carpet shrinks when you clean it.

I had a customer call last year to have his carpet cleaned so all the buckles would go away. I told him the cleaning wouldn’t change anything but he wanted me to try anyway. After cleaning I left him with an estimate to stretch the carpet.
 

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Rumored to be true: If you patch an area of carpet it won't hold up in a high traffic area
 

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Rumored to be true: If you patch an area of carpet it won't hold up in a high traffic area
The only problem I’ve had is patching a brand new piece of carpet into a heavily worn area. The patch holds up just fine but it does stand out.

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Rumor: carpet shrinks when you clean it.

I had a customer call last year to have his carpet cleaned so all the buckles would go away. I told him the cleaning wouldn’t change anything but he wanted me to try anyway. After cleaning I left him with an estimate to stretch the carpet.
That was actually true with old jute back. But todays carpet is the opposite.
 

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Rumored to be true: If you patch an area of carpet it won't hold up in a high traffic area
If done correctly and carpet is still in good shape. Must be in good shape. There is no reason why a repair wont hold up under foot traffic.
 

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