Carpet is a popular flooring choice and challenging to keep clean. For long-lasting results, clean your carpet every six to 18 months. While it is possible to rent or buy your carpet cleaning equipment, the best results come from a professional carpet cleaning company. Here is why hiring a professional is better than doing it yourself.
The pros have better equipment than what regular people can rent or buy. They also use the best cleaning solutions. Hiring pros is the best way to get quality results. Professional carpet cleaning equipment has much more power, and the ability to use hot water and steam. DIY options usually aren’t able to heat the water used in cleaning. Pro equipment is powerful enough to deep clean the carpet and also clean the pad underneath, which is especially important if you have had any pet messes.
Rental equipment is higher quality than machines you might buy, but it’s still not as good as what the pros use. Rental equipment is not as powerful, which means it primarily cleans the surface of the carpet but doesn’t provide a deep clean. These machines have less water pressure and less vacuuming power, so your carpets will take longer to dry than when the pros use their equipment. In addition to leaving behind water, they also aren’t able to suck up some of the dirt.
While hiring professional carpet cleaners does cost more than renting equipment, it saves you quite a bit of time. Doing it yourself could take an hour to rent the machine plus an hour for each room. The pros will likely finish the entire job in two hours. Also, with their top-quality equipment, once the pros finish, the carpets will dry quickly, and furniture can be put back in place.
If you attempt carpet cleaning as a do-it-yourself project, there are risks. If you don’t quite know what you’re doing, you can ruin your carpets and the floors underneath with too much water or cleaner. If this happens, it will take a long time to dry, and there is a risk of mold. You also aren’t able to put your furniture back until the carpet is dry, which takes longer with rental equipment. You could make mistakes like using too much cleaner or staining the carpet with the wrong type of cleaner. Pros have gone through the training to become experts in cleaning carpets. They are licensed and bonded and carry insurance to cover any damage.
Spotless Carpet Cleaners
Spotless Carpet Cleaners uses powerful hot water (steam) extraction cleaners that are truck mounted. We provide cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day. Our licensed technicians are IICRC certified, providing experienced and award-winning service. Contact us today for more information or a quote.