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DIY vs Professional Carpet Cleaning – 5 Differences

When your carpet gets dirty, you might feel embarrassed about how it looks or worried about potential bacteria buildup. Naturally, you’ll want to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.

Although the internet might bombard you with DIY carpet cleaning solutions, can they really compare to a professional clean? Read on to learn 5 key differences between DIY and professional carpet cleaning.

1. Costs

For many of us, money is naturally the first consideration. Generally speaking, professional carpet cleaning will be the pricier option. With DIY, you’re cutting out the costs you’d normally pay for the cleaner’s time and labour, as well as their professional equipment.

Some DIY solutions include items you can find around your household. However, in most cases, you’ll need to buy or rent carpet cleaning equipment, which will add significantly to your costs. This will still usually work out cheaper than hiring a professional cleaning service.

Of course, it’s important to consider what value you’re getting for that cost, which is where the other factors come into play…

2. Time

It’s easy to underestimate the amount of time DIY carpet cleaning takes. Without proper training, you’ll most likely be busy for the entire day – or potentially longer. This is a tiring and time-consuming job that quickly saps into important family or leisure time. Meanwhile, with professional cleaners, you can let them do the dirty work, whilst you and your family enjoy the day.

3. Labour

As well as being time-consuming, DIY carpet cleaning is also labour intensive. Along with hoovering and pre-treating the carpet, you’ll need to either scrub with carpet shampoo or use a steam cleaner or carpet cleaner across your floors. Scrubbing floors is a tiring process and only provides a surface-level clean. Meanwhile, if you decide to rent a carpet cleaner, these can be very heavy for the average person to manoeuvre, potentially leading to strained muscles and painful backache.

4. Equipment

The best carpet cleaning equipment can be challenging to get your hands on. Even when you can, it’s often very expensive, adding to your costs. Meanwhile, professional carpet cleaners have industrial equipment to hand. This equipment is of the highest strength and quality and is far more effective at getting your carpets clean than any DIY method.

5. Expertise

The expertise that professional cleaners offer can save you time, effort and money. Although professional carpet cleaning may come with a higher upfront cost, it could save you more money in the long run.

That’s because professional cleaners are fully trained and have vast experience, meaning they know exactly how to treat each type of stain, the right detergents to use, and how to correctly utilise equipment. Their expertise means that you avoid making costly mistakes which could require repairs – or even completely ruin your carpeting.

Professional carpet cleaning with long-lasting results

When it’s time for a quick clean or resolving a single stain, DIY carpet cleaning is often the simplest solution. However, if your carpet needs a robust clean, professional carpet cleaning helps you to avoid hefty repair costs from botched DIY attempts, as well as saving you time and effort.

At SAS, we provide professional carpet cleaning that stands the test of time, using locally-sourced, eco-friendly products. We’re NCAA-certified and have over 10 years of experience cleaning carpets across the Leicester area – so you know your carpets are in expert hands. Get in touch for a free, no-obligation quote today.

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