Why You Shouldn’t DIY Carpet Cleaning At Home

Author: Preferred Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care | | Categories: Carpet Cleaning Lilburn , Carpet Steam Cleaning , Hardwood Floor Maintenance


Getting your carpet professionally cleaned regularly comes with several benefits. For starters, it gets rid of dirt and pathogens. It can also restore the look and feel of the carpet. But, because carpet cleaning services cost money, many homeowners attempt to do the job themselves.

If you’re considering doing the same, you may want to reconsider. As professional carpet cleaners, we have heard several horror stories about DIY carpet cleaning. And, almost every time, the DIY results are far from perfection. If you’re still not convinced, here are three reasons that prove why you shouldn’t DIY carpet cleaning at home. 

1. Safety hazards
The safety hazards for this project are numerous. The health challenges include dealing with unfamiliar cleaning solutions and mixing and applying them to the carpet. If you choose harsh cleaning chemicals, you could burn your skin or develop rashes. Similarly, you may not know the right cleaning technique to prevent physical injury.

2. High expenditures
Most steam-machines you rent from a store are expensive, small, and not really powerful enough to do the job correctly. Therefore, you will spend even more money on chemicals and use more manual labor trying to finish the job to your satisfaction. The time, money, and energy you will spend on this DIY project is not worth the effort in the end. In reality, hiring a professional will be the least expensive and best solution in comparison.

3. Ruined carpet
Using the wrong cleaning solutions to remove carpet stains can have devastating effects. Instead of removing the stain, the wrong solution could actually “set” the stain permanently into the carpet fibers. Moreover, cleaning your own carpet is time-consuming, tiring, and will take a lot of energy and effort to complete the job to your satisfaction.

Do things right - Hire a professional!
While there is a lot that can go wrong when DIYing carpet cleaning, it’s not a job that requires a licensed expert or certification of any kind. That said, when doing the job, you should know what you are doing. You must have some experience and knowledge of the chemicals you are about to use and how to apply them to the carpet before you start. Similarly, using the right cleaning technique will be a big help for cleaning the carpet correctly. It could even save you from physical aches and pains.

However, if you lack experience and expertise in these areas of carpet cleaning, it would be best if you left it to the professionals. They have sufficient knowledge of which chemical solutions to use, how set up the steam machine equipment, the right technique to clean the carpet and prevent physical injury. Moreover, professional technicians can do the job right in a timely manner that will free you up to do other things.

Just remember, while choosing a carpet cleaning company, check if they are knowledgeable and experienced in all kinds of carpet cleaning and if they charge a reasonable price.

Most companies usually estimate the cost of cleaning carpets using two methods. For residential homes, they use a rate multiplier for the number of rooms to be cleaned, and a rate multiplier is used by the square foot to estimate projects in commercial buildings.

For excellent carpet cleaning services at a budget-friendly rate, reach out to Preferred Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care. We offer carpet cleaning and floor care services in Atlanta, GA, and have been in business for over fifteen years. Our company is fully licensed and insured, and all our clients love that we use chemical-free cleaning solutions on their carpets. We do everything we can to get the stains out of your carpet and upholstery. We even clean and maintain your hardwood floors and other areas of your home.

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