While it may be tempting to do-it-yourself when it comes to carpet cleaning, there are many reasons to hire a professional carpet cleaner. A professional service is usually less expensive once you factor in a learning curve and time spent. Experts know how to remove tricky stains from specific types of carpeting and can perform a cleaning with the least amount of chemicals possible. Professionals provide a deep clean that will last longer than most do-it-yourself jobs and remove allergens as well as surface stains. You will have peace of mind knowing that your carpet is truly and safely cleaned with no lingering dirt or missed spots.
While cleaning your own carpet may seem like the more economical choice, there are many factors that can drive up the cost of doing it yourself. Even if you choose to rent a rug shampooer, you won’t be getting the same deep clean that a professional provides. Expert carpet cleaners use multiple steps, including pretreatment and removal of individual stains. They also have the equipment to fully extract dirty water back up from your carpet, whereas shampooing alone may leave behind soap residue. Carpets that are simply shampooed may also dry slowly, causing them to collect new dirty more easily and possibly even grow mold.
Expert carpet cleaners have the know-how to fully clean carpeting without causing damage or bombarding your home with unnecessary chemicals. They are familiar with different types of carpeting and the best way to clean those fibers. A professional will leave carpets lightly damp but not soaked, free of spots or stains, odors and allergens. When you factor in the price of a rental shampooer and/or sprays and other cleaning products, plus the time it takes to complete the job, the decision to hire a professional becomes an obvious one.