DIY v. Professional Carpet CleaningIf your carpets are in need of a good clean, you might be wondering whether to bring in a professional carpet cleaning company or save yourself some money and do the job yourself. So, which is the better option? Can you really hire one of those cheap carpet cleaners and get your carpets looking like new, or is it a job for the professionals? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each option…

DIY Carpet Cleaning

When it comes to cleaning your carpets, many people will decide to hire a carpet cleaning machine for one or two days. These machines are readily available and can be rented quite cheaply, however you do also need to factor in the cost of purchasing extra cleaning products, which often aren’t included in the package. Also not having experience with a cleaning machine can lead to a ripple effect in the carpet floor.

As long as you don’t mind getting stuck in, this can be a cost effective option that enables you to improve the look of your carpets, however you should definitely be aware that you probably aren’t going to be able to achieve anywhere near professional-level results…

While hire companies will claim that their machines can thoroughly clean your carpets, the reality is often somewhat different. You might think that you’re a hiring a professional machine, when the reality is you’re getting a low-grade piece of equipment that will struggle to clean the pile. These machines often apply very little pressure to your carpets, meaning that they aren’t very effective when it comes to dislodging ingrained dirt. They also often offer poor levels of suction, which means that all you ultimately end up with is a wet carpet that isn’t even especially clean

Professional Carpet Cleaning

If you don’t fancy tackling the job yourself, the second option is to bring in a professional carpet cleaning company to do it for you. Usually they use commercial-grade cleaning solutions that are a safer choice to use for the home or office.

In terms of results, there are two main reasons why a professional company will be able to achieve better results than you could manage yourself. Firstly, they will use professional-grade equipment, which will usually be much more effective at cleaning your carpets and removing ingrained dirt, bacteria and bad odors that might be trapped in your flooring. Secondly, a carpet cleaning company will use professional staff who know the correct procedures for cleaning your carpets and who possess the expertise to restore it back to the way it once looked. You’ll end up with a clean carpet, and not just a wet one!

As well as achieving better results, hiring in a professional company also means that you won’t have to tackle what can be an extremely difficult and time-consuming task. In addition, it’s worth pointing out that professional carpet cleaning often isn’t as expensive as you might imagine. By the time you’ve factored in the cost of hiring the equipment and buying the cleaning products to go with it, it can often be just as cheap to bring in a professional company.

Ultimately, it all depends on your expectations. When speaking with a cleaning technician at Dependable Carpet Care, they reminded me that a professional carpet cleaning company will be able to properly clean your flooring and keep your carpets looking newer for longer.