Dangers of DIY Carpet Cleaning
Even if you vacuum your carpet often to remove debris and dust, you will still agree that your carpet needs to be cleaned deeply from time to time. You might even consider buying the necessary machinery, detergents and so on. And although that may sound like it will cost you less than professional cleaning services, that might not always be the case. Especially taking into account some of the downsides of DIY carpet cleaning, you should think about it twice.
First of all, after you clean your carpet on your own, there is a good chance it will be too wet. Unfortunately, the kind of machinery that you can either get from the store or rent uses way too much liquid. As a result, your carpet can be soaking wet after you are done cleaning. It will stay like that for a few days, if not more.
Soon enough, an unpleasant smell will start dominating your house, especially if it is not properly ventilated. At the same time, wet carpet can lead to mold growth, which is extremely harmful to your health. Especially for hypersensitive people, inhaling mold can induce allergies, headaches, dizziness, and asthma symptoms. Professionals, on the other hand, use machines specifically designed for minimal liquid usage and temperature control, which will leave you with an almost perfectly dry carpet after the cleaning.
Obviously enough, you most likely do not have the necessary expertise and experience for deep-cleaning a carpet. There are thousands of detergents and chemicals, which, if used improperly, can damage your carpet severely, cause discoloration or harden the fibers. There are many different types of carpets, all of which need to be taken care of differently.
Last but not least, there are lots of unique stains that won’t go away or will get worse if treated incorrectly. Professional cleaners are there for a reason, they have the skills and knowledge needed to take good care of your carpet.
The results might simply not be worth it. You may spend tons of money on the equipment, tons of time and labour on attempting to clean the carpet, but end up with nothing. Moreover, you can end up with an injury of some sort after moving furniture, bending your back and carrying heavy equipment all day long.
This is why professional cleaners have insurance that will cover any injury costs if something goes wrong during their work. It is even less probable for a professional to get injured since they have undergone the necessary trainings and tests prior to starting their work. So in case if anything happens to you, you will be the one to lose both money, time, and health.
So unless if you have prior experience, knowledge, or at least someone to help you, it is better to hire professional carpet cleaners to do the work.