DIY Cleaning Carpets Yourself vs. Professional?

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If you are thinking of having your carpets cleaned, you may have thought about renting your own self carpet cleaning device and going to town instead of hiring a professional. Before you drive to your local rental shop and lug home a beastly carpet cleaner, consider the benefits of professional carpet cleaning in Meridian Idaho.

Professional Carpet Cleaning vs Rental

In this post we will examine the difference between self carpet cleaning and professional carpet cleaning. Our goal is to help you make the right choice for your home. We want you to have a clean, comfortable home with beautiful carpets free of unpleasant odors and stains.

Quality of Self Carpet Cleaning

Although a DIY carpet cleaning system may allow you to clean your carpets for a lower price point (but be aware that you also will need to buy solution as well as rent the machine, driving up costs), you will sacrifice a level of quality. Carpet cleaners you rent from your local store to take home are alright at surface carpet cleaning. They will remove some of the dirt you can see and leave your home looking refreshed. However, they are not good at deep cleaning your carpets. To do the job right, a truck mount carpet cleaning system is the right choice.

Rental carpet cleaning machines have low water pressure and weak vacuums. Unlike professional carpet cleaning systems. This means that you will not rinse the carpet fibers thoroughly. Also, the low pressure water you do put down will not be adequately vacuumed up. This will leave you with a soggy carpet and may allow for a musty smell to set in.

If you are looking for a high quality, deep clean, hiring professionals is the way to go. When you schedule professional carpet cleaning services you will clean even the padding underneath your carpet through the high powered steam cleaning system used. Talk to us about how our truck mounted carpet steam cleaner can rid your carpet of even the deepest grime and toughest stains.

The Temperature Difference

When you clean your carpets yourself, you are using systems that can only produce so much heat (or that relies on the hot water you pour into it since it doesn’t have it’s own heater!). The water may warm up in the machine, but will never reach as hot of a temperature as a professional steam cleaning machine.

Many self carpet cleaning machines or spotters don’t even have their own heaters. This makes a big difference in removing tough stains and getting rid of unfavorable odors. The extreme temperatures of steam cleaning is part of what sets it apart as the best carpet cleaning solution available. This hot water is able to penetrate your carpets fibers and rid the carpet of built-up grime.

The Drying Process

If you have ever used a home carpet cleaning system, you have likely watched the dirty water as it is extracted from your carpet. Although these carpet cleaners do remove some water, they are ineffective at thoroughly drying your carpets.

When a professional team like ours cleans your carpet, we are able to extract far more water, and therefore far more dirt, from your carpets. This leaves you with drier, cleaner carpets as the end result.

This is extremely beneficial if you have furry friends. If your carpets are still wet after you have cleaned them and your four legged pals hang out on these extremely damp carpets, you will wind up with a less than pleasant odor.

Through our high powered carpet cleaning process, we are able to leave your carpets only mildly damp. With the high speed fans that we also use, your carpets will be mostly dry by the time we leave. No musty odors here!

Damages to Your Carpet

When you clean your own carpets you also run the risk of damaging your carpet. Some over the counter cleaners are extremely harsh and can lead to faster wear and tear on your carpets than professional services. A professional carpet cleaner is dedicated to knowing exactly how to care for your specific carpet type.

If you are interested in carpet cleaning in Boise, Meridian, or the surrounding areas, please contact our expert team. We look forward to helping you find the carpet cleaning solutions you seek.