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Carpet Cleaning – DIY or Hire a Pro?

ByJessie Sanner

Sep 23, 2014

When people try to lower their living expenses, many attempt to do the cleaning tasks themselves. Such is the case with carpet cleaning. But the end results are not the same. Mainly because professional carpet cleaners have not only the needed experience to treat any stain, but also use latest equipment and cleaning solutions. If you are in a dilemma and are not sure if you want to hire a professionals or clean the carpet yourself, then consider the pros and cons of both options.


If you decide to do the carpet cleaning yourself, you must have a complete understanding of the different cleaning solutions available. Some detergents could be very harmful to your hands and may irritate your family members with their obnoxious smells. Also, to achieve better results you must use proper equipment which you can rent from home improvement stores.

But this may cost you more than you think because you have to pay for the cleaning equipment, the detergents and other accessories. Also, you have be very carefully with the rented machine because you do not want to be held liable for any damage. You must also be skillful enough to properly operate the cleaning machine in order to do the job right. If you aren’t careful enough, the soapy water and detergent could flow out the machine and ruin your carpet.

Professional carpet cleaning

You already spent a lot of money on your carpet, so why not spend a little more on hiring professional carpet cleaning company? Most of the companies provide wide range of services, from spot cleaning and compete carpet cleaning to odor removal. They all apply different cleaning techniques: wet cleaning, dry cleaning, steam cleaning and foam cleaning.

Saves time and effort – When you hire a professional carpet cleaning company, all of the hard work is done for you – technicians will move the furniture, clean your carpets and return everything to their original place.

Professional quality – No matter how hard you try you will never able to achieve the same results as you would with professional cleaning. Professionals have high level of knowledge and experience, know which cleaning products and accessories when to use and for what type of carpet.

Proper equipment – The cleaning equipment used by professionals usually features a more powerful technology which enables fast and efficient removal of even the toughest stains.

Some people opt for DIY cleaning because they have had a bad experience. To avoid such situation, before you hire anyone, check their credentials to make sure they are really insured and certified. You can also ask relatives and friends for recommendations. Do a background check and make sure the carpet cleaning company you plan to hire is trustworthy and has high customer rating.

Carpet cleaning isn’t a tough task if you have enough time to spare, but it should be done on a regular basis if you want to keep your home environment clean and hazard-free. If you do not regularly clean your carpets, the task becomes an impossible mission. In this case, it will take you many hours to make your carpet looking as new again. And for the same task, professionals will need only 1/3 of the time. So, DIY or hire a pro?

By Jessie Sanner

Always weighing things, the life of a Libra isn’t easy and that’s something Jessie is well acquainted with as a Libra herself. The confusion with having to choose between things is what helps her write for the blog, in the hope of making it easier for readers who are indecisive themselves. Interested in contrasts, like period dramas and sci-fi, casual and classy outfits, fries and detox shakes, the life of this young lady is anything but boring. Or is it?