DIY Carpet Cleaning Vs. Professional Carpet Cleaning: Which is Best?
Do-it-yourself projects can be fun and can often save you money. However, when it comes to cleaning carpets DIY carpet cleaning isn’t always the best idea. In most cases hiring a professional carpet service such as “All Green Carpet Clean” can give you better results and in some cases save you a great deal of money. Here is a look at the differences between DIY carpet cleaning or having your carpets cleaned professionally.
Cleaning Ability of Rental, Store Bought and Professional Machines
The first thing you need to consider is just how clean your carpet will get using a rental carpet cleaning machine or one sold for home use. For starters, while rental and machines designed for home use will soak your carpets deep down to the roots of your carpet fibers but only actually clean the surface of the carpet. As your carpets dry the dirt deeper down in your carpet will rise to the surface leaving your carpeting looking spotty and unclean in areas. Professional carpet cleaning machines are designed to clean deep down into the carpeting fibers getting all the dirt out clear down to the roots of the carpet fibers resulting in an overall cleaner carpet.
In addition, rental and store bought carpet cleaners often do not have very powerful extractors which means that your carpeting may remain damp for several hours or an entire day. If the weather is hot, then this gives mold and mildew a chance to grow in your carpeting. Professional carpet cleaners are designed to extract almost all the water from your carpeting, resulting in a faster drying time and less chance of mold and mildew growth.
Ability to Remove Stains
If your carpeting has been stained, DIY carpet cleaning often doesn’t result in the removal of stubborn stains simply because those chemical or other stain removers don’t work on every type of stain. Unless you have experience treating all different types of carpet stains you’ll get better results by hiring a professional company that knows what products to use to remove specific stains from your carpeting.
Chemical Cleaners Vs. Organic Cleaners
Most of the recommended rug cleaning products for rental machines and many rug cleaning products that are sold on the market contain toxic chemicals that are not good for you or your family’s health. At All Green Carpet Clean we use only organic cleaners. These organic cleaners leave behind no toxic chemical fumes or residue that can be breathed or ingested by your family making them safer to use especially for families who have small children and pets.
Having your carpets professionally clean is much more convenient that trying to clean those carpets yourself. One little phone call and you set up an appointment to have your carpets cleaned. If you decide on DIY carpet cleaning, you have to rent the machine, purchase the cleaners, and make time to do all of the work yourself, all the time watching the clock to make sure you return the machine on time.
Although it may seem cheaper to clean your carpets itself, if you need to do repeated cleaning to try and get your carpeting clean or if the damp conditions in your carpeting result in the growth of mold and mildew it can end up costing you far more to rent that machine than you might imagine. When you hire a carpet cleaning service you know the cost of the cleaning right up front, so there is never any unexpected expenses.
Experts advise that cleaning your carpeting 2 or 3 times a year will prolong the life of your carpeting and can actually aid in keeping yourself, your children and your pets healthy. The choice is yours.