Most of us are very interested in “Do It yourself”. DIY is everywhere. It can be great, but DIY Carpet Cleaning does have its risks.
It is very tempting to try to do it yourself. After all, you can rent the machines in so many places. You can even buy your own machine for fairly reasonable prices now. It must be a good idea, right?
DIY Carpet Cleaning – The Machines
The machines are small. They have to be small so you can lift them into your vehicle. The smaller the machine, the less powerful it will be. The larger the machine, the heavier it is because the motors and pumps are bigger, so it will be more powerful. The more powerful the machine, the better and more consistent the vacuum, heat, pressure and suction will be.
DIY Carpet Cleaning – Risks
Poor quality results
You not only spent money but you spent time and labor trying to do it yourself. Are you happy with the results? Usually the answer is no. You just don’t see much improvement and you gave up your day off doing it.
One of the biggest risks is a damp carpet. This is because of all the problems a damp carpet can cause. The machines (or users) tend to over wet the carpet and they don’t have the suction power to extract it back out. This can cause any or all of the following:
- Delamination of the carpet. This means the carpet backing separates.
Most of these rental machines have cleaning agents to sell you for use in the machine. The main problem here is that it is very difficult to rinse these out without over wetting the carpet. If you don’t rinse them out, your carpet will actually attract dirt faster. That means you’ll be renting a machine and cleaning your carpet again, probably sooner than you would have thought.
Professional Carpet Cleaners
Professional carpet cleaners spend thousands of dollars buying large, powerful machines. Remember, the more powerful the machine, the more consistent the suction, heat and pressure will be. They extract so much more of the water. In general carpets are dry to the touch in four to six hours. This eliminates the risks from wet carpets. The powerful machines are able to extract so much of the water that rinsing the cleaning agents is not a problem and the carpets stay clean longer. Choose a professional carpet cleaner in Haymarket VA.