Many homeowners opt to rent carpet cleaning machines when their carpets start to look dingy. They may do it to save money and because they may not want a stranger in their home. However, there are some very good reasons that it’s not a very good idea.
Carpets Get Too Wet
Machines that can be rented to clean carpets often leave carpets too wet. This will leave your carpets damp for days with that lingering “damp fabric” smell. Too much water can also lead to shrinkage and discoloration. The worst problem with overly wet carpets is the chance of mold growth. Mold spores that are inhaled can cause health problems for those that are sensitive or allergic to them. They can also trigger asthma attacks, allergy symptoms and even respiratory infections. Mold can also smell bad and can discolor and corrode carpet fibers.
Disappointing Carpet Cleaning Results
Carpet machine rentals aren’t as great as they are advertised to be. You will most likely be disappointed with the results. Worse, your carpets will still look dirty or stained after all your hard work. The machines used by experts use more superior than rentals and produce results that are unmatched by rentals. On top of that, experts know how much detergent should be used. Too much can cause carpets to re-soil and negate the purpose of cleaning your carpets yourself. Professionals know how much to use and how to use them on different carpets.
Steam Carpet Cleaning is Hard Work
Like we mentioned, carpet cleaning is hard work. You will have to move furniture, treat stains and lift and pull the machine around. The process will also take a lot longer than you think. What you think will take a couple of hours may end up taking all day, or more!
Carpeting is a big investment, and the warranty that comes with it is comforting. Many carpet companies require that purchasers agree to have their carpets cleaned by professionals every 12 to 24 months. Failing to do so or doing it yourself can void your warranty.
DIY Steam Carpet Cleaner Tips
If you insist on doing it yourself, take some time to do some research before you start. You need to know what type of carpet you have, and you will have to follow the directions on the steam cleaner and the detergent exactly. You will also need to spot test to prevent discoloration problems. If you can test the machine before you leave the store listen for strange sounds that indicate the cleaner isn’t working properly.
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There are some tragic results that come from DIY carpet cleaning and stain removal efforts that have gone bad. Consumer Reports has found that when it comes to carpet cleaning, pros do it best. It will cost more upfront, but the benefits from having them cleaned professionally far outweigh the extra cost. Hire the professionals at Mr Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists the next time your carpets need to be cleaned.