Office buildings, apartment complexes, and commercial buildings, all of them have carpet somewhere. For business owners, carpet cleaning is something that makes you wonder if you could just do it yourself, or is it better to just hire a professional?
We’ll go over some pros and cons of using a professional carpet cleaner, so you can decide what’s best for you and your business.
Professional Carpet Cleaners vs DIY Carpet Cleaning
The Professionals Have Better Equipment
In many industries, the professionals always tend to have better, more powerful equipment. Professional carpet cleaners use high-end steam and deep cleaners that get deep down into the pores of the carpet, cleaning the carpet at the core.
You can purchase a smaller, less effective vacuum steam cleaner, but you’ll notice that it doesn’t always do the best job. Renting equipment can also get expensive depending on the amount of carpet space that needs to be cleaned.
Higher Chance of Damaging Your Carpet When Doing It Yourself
If you choose to clean yourself you might be renting a carpet cleaner, in this case, you may be opening your carpet up to possible damages. The rental machines are harsh on your carpet and can lead to faster wear and tear on the fibers.
For some, DIY carpet cleaning includes using carpet deodorizers to make it smell better and get “a deeper clean”. The abrasive chemicals may help it smell a little bit better, but, it is damaging your carpet even further.
Related: Do Carpet Deodorizers Help or Hurt?
Faster Dry Time When Working with a Professional
Many professional carpet cleaners use the “steam cleaning” method. During this method, hot water is sprayed onto the carpet, then it gets sucked back up into the machine. This effectively gets rid of any dirt or grime that may be embedded within the carpet fibers and backings.
The method does require your carpet to get wet, but with the knowledge and equipment of a professional, it will most certainly dry faster than doing it yourself. The sheer power of the higher-end machines leaves your carpet with slight dampness that dries quickly.
Doing it Yourself with Lower-Grade Cleaning Machines
Self-cleaning carpet machines have lower water pressure and weak vacuums. This means that you won’t be able to rinse the carpet fibers thoroughly. The weaker vacuums also don’t have enough power to get as much water vacuumed as much as doing the process professionally.
Professional Carpet Cleaners Have More Experience
You can’t beat the knowledge and time that professional carpet cleaners have in the industry. They have to ability to get the job done and get it done fast. Doing a quick google search for carpet cleaners in the area or reaching out to ROC Commercial Cleaning is your best bet.
While cleaning carpets isn’t enjoyable for most, it’s still important to make sure they are being taken care of. A properly cleaned carpet will last longer, look better, and keep your space refreshed. So, whether you choose to clean yourself or to use a professional, ensure it is done properly to yield the best results in the long run.
ROC Commercial Cleaning is your trusted Twin Cities janitorial service. We provide contract cleaning for office buildings, medical and veterinary clinics, auto dealerships, salons, retail stores, industrial buildings, office disinfection services, and more. We also provide construction cleanup during and after construction projects of all sizes. No cleaning job is too big or too small for our experienced cleaning teams!
Get off the cleaning rollercoaster. Contact ROC Commercial Cleaning at 612-249-7576 for your free, no-obligation estimate.