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Remnant City Pittsburgh

2855 Saw Mill Run Blvd (Rt 51)
Pittsburgh, PA 15227-1713

(412) 885-1444
Our only location
Proudly a woman-owned business

Carpet Myths

These days, it is very easy to get the wrong information about things, and Remnant carpet is no exception. However, it is very important for you to have the right facts about carpet before you make a trip to the carpet center. Below are some of the most common carpet myths:

Myth: Nylon, Wool And Polyester Carpet Gets Dirty

Fact: If you choose white-colored Remnant carpet, then it will most likely get dirty. However, the material that the carpet is made from is not the problem. You should choose another carpet color if you are concerned about the carpet getting dirty.

Myth: Remnant Carpet Has Formaldehyde In It

Fact: This is one of the most common carpet myths. Many people are concerned about formaldehyde because it has been shown to increase the risk of cancer and other health problems. However, carpet does not have any formaldehyde in it. In fact, formaldehyde has not been used in carpet ever since 1978.

One of the reasons that this carpet myth is so common is because many companies today are selling home testing kits.

Myth: Carpet Has A Lot Of Chemicals In It

Fact: Many people who come to a carpet center are concerned about the chemicals inside of the carpet. Just about everything that you use has chemicals. Many of the fibers inside of carpet are also found inside of the close that we wear. The Environmental Protection Agent tests carpet, and they have not found a link between health problems and carpet.

Myth: Once Carpet Gets Soiled, It Is No Longer Any Good

Fact: That is far from the truth. Carpet is going to get soiled. Just because it gets soiled does not mean that it is no longer any good. Carpet requires regular cleaning just like anything else. As soon as you notice your Remnant carpet getting dirty, you will need to clean it. Professionals at a carpet center can give you tips for cleaning your carpet.

Myth: Mold Can Grow On Your Carpet

Fact: This is one of the carpet myths that is actually half-true. If your home floods, then mold can possible grow on it. Mold thrives in a moist environment. Normal household use will not cause mold to grow on your carpet. Mold growth is not caused by the carpet itself. It is caused by moisture.

Myth: If I Have Allergies, Then I Should Not Have Carpet

Fact: This is one of the carpet myths that has been dispelled many times. Allergens are trapped inside of the carpet. However, when you vacuum or sweep the carpet, you stir up those allergens. That is why the Environmental Protection Agency advises that people with allergies or asthma use a vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA air filter. This type of air filter helps trap allergens.

If you are looking for some new carpet for your home, then you should consider contacting Remnant City. This is a carpet center based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This company has a wide variety of carpet that comes straight from the manufacturer.