The Pros and Cons Between

DIY And Professional Carpet Cleaning

This image shows a vacuum to clean a carpet.
Sometimes a DIY project sounds like the right thing for you. Sometimes a DIY project truly is the best distraction, but don’t let that project be your carpet. If something goes wrong you will be the one left fixing the issues, if a step is forgotten issues can arise, whatever the case may be, hiring a professional has many more pros than it does cons! So, what are the pros and cons of hiring a professional to clean your carpet?

Pros & Cons:

  • The professional will know how to clean your specific carpet. Not all surfaces are the same and may require special tools and skills. A DIY project is much more general and could end up damaging your surface, in the end, costing you more money.
  • You won’t need to buy or rent clean equipment. This is a big factor because professionals have and supply everything that will be needed in cleaning and keeping clean your surface! The cleaning machines you find in retail stores are not as effective as the ones you will get when you hire a professional, thus, leaving your carpet less clean and costing you more money.
  • You will want to ensure sanitation is taken into account. Professionals bring with them cleaners and products that are safe for you and your family but will kill bacteria and molds living in your carpet. That is not a feature that you will find with a retail DIY project guide.
  • Professionals have a deeper understanding of stains. Some cleaning products can actually make your stain much worse. This small detail can have a big impact on you and your home. Professionals will know what type of cleaners and products are best for your stains without making them worse.
  • Some surfaces require low moisture techniques and equipment. Sometimes, if access moisture is left when cleaning has stopped mold and bacteria grow deep in the carpet, creating many different safety hazards. A professional will know how much moisture is acceptable when the job is done and when to dry the surface a little more to ensure no harm comes to you or your home.