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When was the last time you got your carpeting cleaned?
If you can’t give an answer to that real quick, it is maybe time you cleaned your carpet once again.
Thankfully, you are here to learn about carpet leaning. Welcome on board! In this article, we will take a close look at professional carpet cleaning and DIY carpet cleaning. Which is better?
Keep reading and within the end of this blog, you will be able to find out yourself.
Benefits of Carpet Cleaning And How Often Should Your Carpet Be Cleaned
Carpet cleaning is a task that we are all faced with. – both at home and in the office It may seem like your regular vacuuming is doing the trick, but truth is, regular vacuuming only removes top stains. You will be surprised at the amount of dirt that a deep clean would reveal. This is why most homeowners and business owners hire professional carpet cleaners or carpet cleaning machines to do the job. While statistics argue that professionals are best at handling the required equipment, some people are of the belief that just about anyone can handle the machine and get the job done. Today, we will look at both sides of the coin but before that, let’s take a look at some of the reasons you need to get your carpet cleaned regularly.
- First things first, cleanliness they say is next to godliness. That aside, good health is a gift that no one wants to lose. And like your water filter, your carpet should be kept clean at all times. Research shows that we spend almost 90% of our day indoors. Whether in your office or at home, your carpet can serve as a store of dirt and germs. Therefore, I can say unequivocally that you are exposed to dirt 90% of the day. It is even worse when you have pets or kids because they spend most of their indoor hours on the carpet, leaving them more susceptible to health issues due to the germs and dirt safely locked in your carpet.
- Do you know that cleaning your carpet regularly can help maintain the appearance of your carpet and increase its longevity too? Well, you know now! Besides protecting you from germs, carpet cleaning also helps to maintain the look of your carpet. A well-maintained carpet could last forever. But we can’t say the same for one which is barely cleaned.
So, you know why cleaning your carpet is important. Our next question is how often should your carpet be cleaned? This is a recurring question among homeowners and business owners. How often should I clean my carpet? Twice a year? Maybe once? Every 18 months?
Well, I would like to quickly add that there is no exact answer to that question. This is because it depends largely on the traffic the carpet get and how often you vacuum it. Experts predict twice a year should do the trick, however, twice a year will be too small for a large family. The higher the leg traffic, the higher the amount of dirt that your carpet is exposed to. You may want to consider thrice a year. Furthermore, carpets in homes or offices where the owners have little or no time for regular vacuuming would require way more deep cleaning than others. Once or twice a year may not cut it for you. In essence, the best time to clean your carpet is highly variable. You will have to consider these factors to ascertain your best fit.
The Faceoff – Pro Carpet Cleaning Vs. DIY Carpet Cleaning
As a homeowner or business owner taking on carpet cleaning projects, you have limited equipment to handle the task. True, there are local shops which allow you to rent an equipment or two, but you may end up hiring the wrong equipment or less equipment. let’s face it, you are trying to cut back cost here. So, you will most likely hire the equipment you consider important, leaving out others. While this may save you some cash, you will most likely do a poor job even though you are skilled at operating the machine. Hiring a professional, on the other hand, saves you the time and troubles. Also, they have tons of professional equipment to use for the project. You are sure to have the most effective result with a pro.
This is yet another important factor to consider when deciding between hiring a carpet cleaning machine and a professional carpet cleaner. Carpets take some time to dry up. And this time can be further increased with a poor cleaning job. Professionals know the best method to use to save your carpet from soaking so much water. They also have drying equipment that sucks out as much water as possible, thus expediting the drying process. DIY cleaners may lack access to this equipment or even lack the basic knowledge of using them, leaving behind more water hence, increasing the drying time.
Sure DIY cleaning saves you a few bucks. But does it give the best quality? To homeowners who know how to use carpet cleaning machines, the answer may be yes. However, the opposite is the case for those who lack the required expertise to use these machines. Nothing beats the result of an expert. Experts are well versed in jobs like this. Expert cleaners know just where to look and what to look out for. Besides that, they know what to apply, when to apply it, and how best to use the machines. With a professional, you are sure to have the best quality of clean.
Experience and Expertise
I guess we will all agree that professional carpet cleaners win in this section. Yes, they do. They are highly trained for the job. As such, they have a better knowledge of how and when to clean a carpet. In addition, they have been in the field for so long. They have accrued several years of experience working with different clients. They know the best method to clean different carpets and rugs. They are unarguably your best bet for an effective result.
Hiring carpet cleaning machines seems to be the cheaper options today. Depending on the type of machine though, you may be charged £100 or more. While you may consider this cheap, it is important to consider the risks of being unable to operate the machine properly. You may end up spending more to hire a pro after a failed attempted to do it yourself. Therefore, we advise homeowners and business owners to consider the manpower and expertise before making a decision. If you are grounded in using the machine then you should totally go for it. Nonetheless, it is advisable to hire a pro if you lack the required expertise. Hiring a professional carpet cleaning service will only cost you a few more pounds. Don’t cut corners with your health!
So, there you have it. The final draw between hiring a professional carpet cleaning service and hiring a machine to do it yourself. Based on the points considered above, I am sure you can choose the best route without any hassle. Do let us know about your choice and how well it turned out. Talk to you soon!