C.C.C. Home Repair advocates DIY projects for the most part. We believe homeowners can fix most damage in their home and perform most upgrades as well. You can install a toilet, paint a ceiling or room and more. But there are some jobs we don’t recommend DIY for. For example, we don’t recommend DIY carpet cleaning.
Typically, if we recommend hiring a professional service for a project its due to inherent health risks in completing the job. This isn’t necessarily the case with carpet cleaning. While the process is labor-intensive and can lead to severe back pain or discomfort, there is little risk of serious injury during carpet cleaning.
The reason we recommend professional carpet cleaning from companies like Chem-Dry of Bexar County is due to the results.
Your carpet is one of the largest investments in your entire home. To install new carpet can cost more than a new roof (depending the size of your home) or a new furnace, windows or air conditioning unit. You need to care for it to the best of your ability and that means you need to hire a company to clean it.
Why? Because carpet cleaning machines for rent are not powerful enough to sufficiently remove deep dirt and bacteria from carpet. These machines spray gallons of cleaning soaps and chemicals into the carpet as well as even more gallons of water. The machines saturate your carpet and then attempt to suction all of the dirt and moisture. Rarely is this successful. Oftentimes, there is still deep dirt afterwards and your carpet is still wet which can lead to further problems and sometimes permanent damage.
You might notice browning, bumps or returning stains after using these rental machines. These are all signs of saturation from too much moisture during the process. Too much water is very bad for the health and well-being of your carpet and its performance.
We often hear how homeowners will rent a machine from the hardware store or use DIY methods online for carpet cleaning and soon after still end up hiring a professional carpet cleaner to get the job done. You simply cannot match the performance of professional equipment, experience and solutions when it comes to carpet cleaning.
Professionals use truck-mount equipment that provides powerful suction able to extract deep dirt in the carpet fibers and pad. Their solutions are safer for your home and your carpet too. Their experience guarantees the proper techniques and equipment will be used on your specific carpet materials and stains. Each type of carpet requires a different type of care and no two stains are the same. There isn’t a “one-size fits all” solution to successfully cleaning carpet stains.
Homeowners should still vacuum on a routine basis. Most manufacturers recommend vacuuming once a day or 4-5 times each week. Homeowners should also perform immediate spot treatment on spills and stains and should try to reduce foot traffic or the presence of shoes indoors. But when it comes to deep cleaning the carpet, we highly recommend hiring a professional service near your home.