It’s everyone’s worse nightmare. You hire someone to cleanyour carpet and when they’re done it’s shrunk into a smaller pile. I’ve dreamedthat dream before, and the carpet technician in my dream didn’t understand whyI was upset. In reality though, this isn’t usually a concern in our modern day.Find out why.
Answer: When carpets were made of lots ofnatural fibers, shrinking was a major concern. Still, most professionals knewhow to handle all types of carpets. Today most carpets are made of syntheticmaterials, reducing the risk of shrinking to almost nothing. It’s always a goodidea to know your carpet type and the manufacturer’s instructions for it.
One thing that could cause minimal shrinkage would be anoverly wet carpet after your technician is finished cleaning. Reputablecompanies and technicians don’t allow this to happen. Even so, it’s a good ideato check your carpet’s wetness before the tech leaves your home. Expressconcerns if you have them. And be sure to hire a reputable company to cleanyour carpets. For most carpets, the risk of shrinking is almostnothing. Hiring a reputable company makes all the difference in yoursatisfaction, though.