No matter how careful you and your family are, spills happen and dirt is carried into your home and into your carpets. If you have pets, this can increase the amount of dirt and pollutants that enter your home. The question is whether or not you should clean your own carpets. There are some pros and cons to be considered when getting your carpet clean.
Your carpets should be cleaned at least once a year. Beyond the dirt and possible stains that happen, your carpet also collects dust mites and other pollutants that can aggregate breathing issues such as allergies and asthma.
Determine Who Should Clean Your Carpets
The largest advantage of cleaning your carpets yourself is that you can save some money. How much will depend on the cost of the rental equipment and cleaning supplies that you will need to get your carpet clean.
The equipment you rent will be strong enough to remove most of the cleaners and liquids you use to clean the carpet, but they do not have enough power and do not run at a high enough temperature to get your carpet completely cleaned.
On the other hand, professionals bring with them industrial strength cleaning equipment and professional chemicals that are not available to the general public. This equipment will do a better and more complete job of getting your carpet clean.
In addition, professional carpet cleaners will have the training necessary to ensure the job is done right without any damage to your carpet, which can happen if you try to get your carpet clean on your own.
Finally, while hiring a professional carpet cleaner may cost a bit more, it will certainly be less stressful and save you a whole lot of time.
Check Out Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care
If you are in the Jacksonville, Florida area, take a moment to check out the professionals at Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care. We have the training to handle any carpet or upholstery cleaning job you may have including water damage restoration. Give us a call today.