Can You Damage Your Carpet with Do-It-Yourself Cleaning?

Protect Rugs and Carpet

Protect Rugs and Carpet

It’s no secret that you can buy your own carpet cleaning products, steam cleaners, and even rent industrial-grade machines from your local hardware store. But, could all of these do-it-yourself methods actually hurt your carpet more than clean it? Without the proper training, techniques, products, and machinery - you could end up damaging your carpet fibers. Many homeowners believe they can save money by going the DIY route, but it can often result in a cleaning process that requires extensive work - leading to further expenses.



So, how do the wrong tools and techniques ruin your carpet?


Well, there are a couple questions you should ask yourself when looking at carpet cleaning machinery, starting with the size of the cleaner itself. Larger steam cleaners often have more power, more power equals more suction - which obviously gives your carpet a better clean. When you’re dealing with poor suction and power, your carpet is often left with excessive moisture. The more water that’s left behind can actually attract more dirt - leaving you with a dirtier carpet than before.


How are professional steam cleaners different?


Beginning with the machinery, with a professional steam cleaning company, it’s truck-mounted. This means that it has much more power than any steam cleaner you could buy or even rent - leaving your carpets with as little moisture as possible. Add on the fact that you have a trained technician working to clean your carpet fibers and it’s the best recipe for fresh, clean carpets. Every type of flooring is different - carpets are made up of different types of fibers that each need their own tender love and care.

When it comes down to it, you could save yourself money from the get-go by hiring a professional first instead of attempting to clean your carpets with your own do-it-yourself method. Plus, it’ll save you tons of time, too! Don’t hesitate, call us today! Protect your carpets with something like 3M Scotchgard® or DuPont Teflon®