DANGERS OF DIY CARPET CLEANING
It is normal to think of the amount of money you will save when you clean your carpet yourself. Also, you might not be comfortable with the idea of strangers moving around your home in the name of cleaning.
That is understandable. You might have watched a couple of videos and learned that one could rent a cleaning machine from the store, so you figure, why not? I can do whatever it is the professional cleaners can do. Wrong, as much as you might perform DIY carpet cleaning, there are some dangers involved compared to when a professional does it.
Most people complain that rented carpet-cleaning machines do not adequately dry carpets and rugs. Therefore, your carpet might remain damp for some days, and this will cause it to have a lingering smell. An exceptionally wet carpet will shrink and be discolored. Also, the moisture will encourage molds to grow on your carpet. Studies show that molds result in some health complications especially if you or your family members have an allergy or are sensitive. Examples of the health problems associated with molds include asthma attacks and respiratory infections.
Cleaning carpets aim to have a clean home and a beautiful carpet. Heavy duty machines achieve the best results when cleaning carpets. This is because they get deep into the carpet and remove any dirt or allergens stuck there. Most homeowners do have machines that can do this. Your cleaning machine will give you poor results by merely getting rid of surface dirt. Also, professional carpet cleaners know the best methods for cleaning your carpet while you might fidget trying to clean using the wrong method.
When you purchase a carpet, you are given a warrant. One of the conditions of the warrant is that you need to take your carpet to a professional cleaner after every 1 to 2 years. Some manufacturers require you to do this after every six months. Therefore, if you opt to clean your carpet yourself year in year out, you will make your warrant invalid.
Cleaning a carpet yourself is no easy task. It involves a lot of hard labor. You will need to move furniture around, remove stains one by one, and lift the cleaning machine and so on. The entire process requires a lot of effort. If you are working during weekdays or you are going to school, then I imagine that you do your cleaning during the weekends. Imagine doing all of this hard work during your only free time which you should spend relaxing so you can be fresh for more tasks the coming week.
DIY carpet cleaning is not for the faint-hearted. It requires a lot of time and effort, and even then, it will not give you excellent results. Although you can clean the carpet yourself at times to avoid accumulation of stains, it is crucial to hire a professional carpet cleaning company to do the cleaning. You will avoid the dangers associated with DIY carpet cleaning.