Professional Carpet Cleaning vs DIY

Keeping carpets clean is a chore, why should you hire a professional over a job you can do yourself, maybe with a VAX or hire a Rug Doctor for the day? Read on and find out with this blog post looking at carpet cleaning vs DIY and what to consider when comparing between the two.

In order to keep your carpets looking at their best and to protect your investment in your home carpet manufacturers recommend giving your carpets a deep clean every 12 to 18 months, depending on the amount of traffic in your home (or businesses premises) and frequent cleaning is a condition of many warranties – so be sure to carefully read over your carpet warranty!

When choosing your method of carpet cleaning, you will want a solution that is cost effective and gets the best possible results. Renting a Rug Doctor carpet cleaning machine can seem like a good deal, easily available on the high street to hire they are a cheap and accessible solution for cleaning your carpets. However, as many of our customers have realised before contacting us, it does not guarantee the best results or always leads to lower costs. We genuinely get a job a week in fixing problems where people have hired an all in one machine. If an all in one worked, we would have one! They just simply can’t remove enough soiling and often leave carpets in a worse state. Let’s also look at the cost, we charge £99 to clean 3 rooms, a Rug Doctor is £50 to hire and then £15 for the solution needed, then there’s collecting and returning the machine and they are hard work to use and take time.

Here are some essential points to consider when thinking about carpet cleaning vs do it yourself

Equipment Effectiveness

Whether bought or rented, domestic carpet cleaning machines are unable to match the capabilities of professional machinery, it’s a hundred pounds’ vs a few thousand pounds’ difference for the equipment and our industrial extraction machine has a far superior steam injection, heat and suction. Although this is the last stage, we hoover, pre spray with the right solution for the type of carpet fibre, agitate and deal with any tough stains first before extracting the soiling and leaving the carpets in a PH neutral state for a very quick dry.

Using a domestic carpet cleaning machine, it’s very easy to oversoak the carpet and fail to extract. It may not be clear how much water you need to use or how much of the chemicals to use, some of which contain bleach and will damage wool carpets. Oversoaking carpet is a common mistake people make when cleaning their carpets.

Avoiding Dampness

Soaked carpets take a long time to dry, we only clean the carpet not the underlay, oversoaking leaves the underlay wet with the drying out process resulting in your carpet shrinking as it pulls away from the walls and backing, as well as leaving waves in the carpet. If left untreated, the dampness can facilitate mould and fungus growth and be really bad for your health. The freshness you associate with a recently cleaned carpet will be covered up by the smell of moisture and damp. By hiring Carpet Pro the professionals, your carpets are guaranteed to dry faster (often as quick as one hour after cleaning), leaving them smelling fresh and avoiding any permanent damage that can occur from poor or incorrectly used machinery. They can also be used right away.

Do hired carpet cleaners work?

They can on certain carpet types, just make sure you dont oversoak the carpet and use a solution thats free from bleach and compatible with your carpet type. Then weigh up our costs vs the cost of hiring and your time and do the man maths !

What is the best way to clean carpets professionally?

Quite simply hire an NCCA professional to do the job like me Grant, surely you expected that response !

Save Time

In addition to time saving on the collection of a machine and drying process, contacting a professional carpet cleaner takes away the hassle of finding a solution yourself and guarantees the best result. After all we only ask for payment when the job is complete and you 100% happy with the results. We have encountered many horror stories where customers have unwittingly caused permanent damage to their carpets after using a DIY stain removal or supermarket solutions that contain bleach like Dr Beckman. Our costs are often cheaper than the hire or purchase of a domestic machine with diy carpet cleaning vs professional.

Do professional carpet cleaning work better than doing it yourself?

Absolutley yes, I have over 15k of equipment on my van and over 30 different solutions so I can guarantee a far better result, if for any reason your not happy I wouldnmt charge you, thats our guarantee.

One Last Thing…

When searching for a professional carpet cleaner that services your area, please ensure that the company you hire has a good reputation by checking their reviews, at the time of writing this we have over 500 on different platforms and we are certified for a guaranteed service. We are also NCCA members so you know we have an industry recognised qualification and we have insurance cover and the expertise to do a great job. Professional carpet cleaning cost is often alot less than you expect so contact me today to get a quote.