Carpet Cleaning of Hampton VA

Does Professional Carpet Cleaning Work Better than Doing it Yourself?

If you’re curious whether it’s cheaper to clean your own carpet as opposed to hiring a professional carpet cleaning company, the answer is usually no. The price of renting or purchasing a quality carpet cleaner, along with the time and effort it takes to clean a carpet typically outweighs the cost of hiring a professional. That being said, there are still some times where cleaning your own carpet may be the cheaper option. For example, if your carpet isn’t extremely soiled, you may be able to clean it yourself without incurring a lot of expense.

Cleaning your own carpets can have the advantage of costing less than hiring a professional carpet cleaning company. However, it also has several disadvantages. First, it requires a lot of time and effort that you may not have. Professionals are going to have years of experience and knowledge under their belts and can quickly diagnose your carpet. Second, if you don’t rent or buy a high-quality carpet cleaner, the results may not be as good as those of a professional. Finally, there’s  always the risk of damaging your carpet fibers if you use too much cleaning solution, scrub too hard or use a process that can is wrong for the type of fabric or stain you’re cleaning.

 

Should I use a cleaning solution to clean my carpet?

Carpets are made of varying fabrics, which means different materials require different cleaning solutions and tools. Using the wrong type of solution could damage your carpet or void its warranty. When in doubt, conduct a thorough amount of research first or contact a professional carpet cleaner to get the best possible results. If you’re still investigating the option of hiring a professional carpet cleaner – ask them what types of cleaning solutions they use in their professional services. Companies like Rug Doctor list many different solutions that can be harmful if not used by an expert cleaner. Carpet cleaning is more complex than just renting a carpet cleaning machine and expecting a professional result. A professional carpet cleaner will have the proper equipment and cleaning solution to use on your carpet and get you the best results.

 

Can I keep my carpets clean with a vacuum?

Yes, you can vacuum your carpet to remove surface level dirt, dust and many other debris. However, vacuuming alone, even with a high quality vacuum, won’t deep clean your carpet or remove all of the dirt and allergens. For best results, you should vacuum regularly and have your carpet professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months. Carpet cleaning goes beyond running a vacuum over your carpet weekly. It not only deeply cleans your carpets, making them look brand new, but it also removes bad odors that are caused from stains and bacteria. Additionally, high foot traffic areas are no match for weak vacuums. Professional carpet cleaning equipment is a more effective solution that is also a safer option for you and your family. Store-bought cleaning solutions can contain harmful chemicals that are bad for your family and the environment. Steam cleaning, deep shampooing, and the hot water extraction method are also a good reason to hire a professional carpet cleaning service –  especially for pesky stain removal.

 

Should I steam clean my carpet?

Steam cleaning your carpet can help remove dirt, dust, and stains. However, it’s important to use the steam cleaner for the correct types of carpet and staining. Always make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions to avoid damaging your carpet, and do additional proper research beforehand. In general, you should only steam clean your carpet if it is made of natural fibers such as wool or cotton. DIY carpet cleaning using steam cleaners can be a dangerous solution, even if you rent carpet cleaners and equipment. The DIY carpet cleaners that you rent, or other carpet cleaning machines, might not be good for your home or your carpet’s specific needs.

 

Is a Professional Carpet Cleaning Service always the way to go?

Hiring a professional carpet cleaning service has its benefits and disadvantages. On the positive side, professionals have the knowledge, experience and equipment to do a thorough job. They can also clean your carpet in less time than you to do it yourself. By the time you research the type of carpet you have, the type of stain and safest removal process, and buy the right equipment, you could have already hired a professional. The downside is that professional carpet cleaning can be expensive depending on how many rooms you need professionally cleaned. However, if your carpet is very dirty or heavily soiled, it’s usually always worth the expense. It’s a fact that hiring a professional carpet cleaner is much less expensive than having to completely replace your carpets.

 

Experience – what is it worth to you?

Professional cleaners have a lot of experience dealing with different techniques in getting a carpet clean without any trial and error. How many times have you attempted a job you’re not familiar with and had to go back and do it over more than once? Most DIY carpet cleaning attempts take more than one try, so depending on the amount of time you have it might be worth trying. However, if you are busy with a full-time job, children, pets, and other responsibilities, it might be hard to find the time to attempt to clean your carpets on your own. Deep cleaning carpets may sound simple at first, but a professional cleaning service has many advantages.

 

Time – what is yours worth?

How much time do you have to devote to deep cleaning your own carpet? DIY carpet cleaning projects will take time from planning to completion. You will have to research professional carpet cleaners and select a carpet cleaning machine which could likely cost just as much as hiring a professional. On average, professionals charge $0.20 to $0.40 per square foot or $75 to $125 a room.

Oftentimes, more than one carpet cleaning machine or solution will be necessary – perhaps steam cleaners will be used on one carpet or rug and deep shampooing on another. Carpet fibers can also vary from room to room, as well as types of stains, and amount of soiling. Not only that, but learning how to operate a carpet cleaning machine requires time and dedication. Renting equipment sounds like a good alternative initially, but renting professional equipment is not cheap. Deep cleaning always comes at an expense. Just make sure you consider your time as one of those factors. Professional carpet cleaning experts are often able to give you a free consultation and completely clean a room in under 30 minutes. 

 

In conclusion

If you’ve read this far, you have a lot to think about in your quest for a clean carpet free of stains and bad odors. Hiring a professional carpet cleaner could be the most cost effective option for you. If you do decide to rent a professional machine or stick with a consumer grade machine, keep in mind that Carpet Cleaning of Hampton is just a call away. We have a selection of professional equipment to give your carpets a deep clean without any damage, and the ability to remove tough stains. Not only that, but professional carpet cleaning is a great solution to extend your carpet’s lifespan by several years.

By using powerful equipment operated by professionals that use the safest chemicals and solutions is always better than potentially damaging your carpets. Damaged carpets cost far more to replace than an annual professional carpet cleaning. Your carpets will thank you and your local hardware store will still survive. Having your carpet cleaned by a professional carpet cleaner will benefit your Hampton home in the long run – if you’ve decided to call a professional, call Carpet Cleaning of Hampton today! 

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