There are some very common misconceptions about carpet cleaning. Chief among these is that it’s either simple work or requires little more than some vacuuming every so often. It’s also not uncommon for the do-it-yourselfer to believe that professional carpet cleaning services are expensive. In this article we’ll explore both of these erroneous beliefs as well as a few others that illustrate the differences between professional carpet cleaning results and those produced by laypersons.
Easy Does It
Do-it-yourselfers often believe that cleaning carpets is a simple task and that professional services are overkill. While an informed and properly tooled lay person can do a wonderful job on their carpets, their results will still pale in comparison to those of a professional carpet cleaner. The reasons for this are many but one of the most prevalent tends to be the tools utilized by both parties. Carpet cleaning isn’t a simple chore and requires a great deal more than vacuuming once a week. Do-it-yourselfers will often overlook or are unaware of the need for spot cleaning, high powered steam and shampooing, among other things. Those clued in will still fail to produce professional results simply because they lack experience and the tools needed to achieve them.
It’s More Expensive…Or Is It?
Believing professional carpet cleaning services to be overly expensive isn’t uncommon amongst home and business owners. In fact believing such services to be something only the wealthy can make use of is ridiculously untrue. This is especially true when you factor in all the additional time it normally takes a do-it-yourselfer to do the work, the money a layperson will spend on tools, and the eventual hiring of a professional to correct mistakes or finish a botched job. Professional carpet cleaners normally charge by the square foot and in some cases may offer flat rates for large scale jobs. Homeowners can expect to pay $200-$300 for a small and mid-sized home to be cleaned while owners of large commercial structures should expect those costs to double. Even the most expensive of professional carpet cleaning services however is more affordable than doing it yourself.
Tick Tock, Tick Tock
Do you hear that? That’s the sound of hours and even days being counted away on the clocks of do-it-yourself carpet cleaners. Not only will laypersons spend hours or days cleaning their carpets but considerable time running back and forth to retail stores. Picking up and returning rental units, buying more cleaning solution, and taking breaks from backbreaking work eats up time and does so quickly. Professional carpet cleaners on the other hand can finish even the largest of dwellings in a matter of hours. Do-it-yourselfers can spend their free time doing something much more interesting when they hire a professional to clean their carpets, which in of itself, makes hiring one the sensible thing to do.
Quality Of Carpet Cleaning Tools
While there are certainly a great number of different carpet cleaning units available for both rent and purchase, these units are highly ineffective at steaming, scrubbing, and removing debris from carpets. The cleaning solutions sold at retail outlets are also disappointing when compared to those utilized by pros. Not only will the tools of laypersons result in longer periods of work but the results they produce often leave home and business owners frustrated and disappointed. Professional carpet cleaners on the other hand utilize Rotovac units that produce noticeable and impressive results after just one pass. They also work with non toxic and eco-friendly cleaning solutions that are safe for children and pets. All of the tools pros make use of are made from higher quality materials are and designed to clean rigorously and furiously the first time.