Vacuuming your carpet regularly and getting it deep cleaned every six months is key to a long-lasting carpet.
But, if you have the choice, you’d rather do the deep cleaning yourself to save on the costs of hiring a professional. However, that’s not always possible because one way or another, your carpet will get to the point when mere shampooing and vacuuming no longer cut it.
So, to prove our point, allow us to break down the benefits and drawbacks of DIY carpet cleaning and why getting it professionally done is worth the cost.
The most appealing benefit of DIY carpet cleaning is cost-saving. Even when you rent a carpet cleaning machine and buy some chemical products yourself, the costs would be minimal compared to hiring someone to do the job for you.
When you clean the carpet yourself, you also clean it at your convenience—any time of the day. It means you don’t have to rely on a carpet cleaner’s schedule and when they are available to get it done. It also allows you to get to the stains immediately and keep them from causing permanent damage. This is something that you would appreciate when you have a busy schedule.
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But, while the difference between the cost of self-cleaning and professional cleaning is significant, so are the results.
No matter how you look at it, professional carpet cleaners use better cleaning solutions and more advanced equipment to get the job done—something that you wouldn’t easily get or rent at a local store.
Plus, these professional cleaners use at least two different techniques, which often require extensive training and certifications to carry out the job: dry cleaning and steam cleaning.
Dry Cleaning: involves the use of dry chemical compounds which break down dirt and oils, allowing them to be vacuumed up. It cleans effectively without the drying time, but often at the cost of using chemicals that can be damaging to the carpet and the environment.
Steam Cleaning: refers to hot water extraction which uses a solution of water and carpet shampoo to clean the carpets. It is by far the safest, most eco-friendly method that can kill up to 99.99% of germs and bacteria on your carpet.
The guarantee with professional carpet cleaning services is something you just wouldn’t get when you clean your furniture yourself. When you go the DIY route, you have to understand the risks that come with it: poor results, overwetting, and/or permanent damage due to mishandling of products.
In conclusion, doing the cleaning job yourself can be the less expensive option—even the right option for you, if you’re merely cleaning up small stains. But, while carpet cleaning services in Singapore cost a little more, they guarantee to offer superior results that will last for longer periods. Plus, it will always remain the better option to prolong the life of your carpet and return it to its cleaner state.
Clean Care is a Singapore-based carpet and rug cleaning service provider. Read our blog for the latest news and more carpet cleaning tips.