Professional Vs DIY Carpet Cleaning: Which Is Best?

Is the carpet at your business looking a bit run down and now you're looking into what it will take to clean it? If so, you're likely debating between professional cleaning or doing the job yourself. Here are a few things to consider before you make this decision.

The Cost

It can seem like DIY carpet cleaning is the affordable option at first glance, but you really need to look at the cost of the entire job. You will need to rent professional equipment that you do not own, which quickly adds to the price of a DIY job. In addition, you'll likely be buying a cleaning solution where you have extra left over when the job is complete. This can end up making a DIY job more expensive than anticipated.

Professional carpet cleaners will let you know exactly how much the job costs before they begin. This can help you stay within your budget because you won't have unexpected costs later. 

The Techniques

Anybody can rent carpet cleaning equipment, but do you really know how to use it? Much like any type of machinery, there is a learning curve where you need to figure out how to properly operate it. You won't get the hang of it right away, which means that your carpeting may not get clean as you would like it to be. 

Cleaning carpeting is not as simple as running the machine over the equipment. It's possible to use too much cleaning solution, which can leave your carpet with a residue on top that is difficult to get out. If you are not careful, you can even damage your carpet unintentionally because you are not using the equipment the right way. That's why it is best to just leave the job to the professionals. 

The Time

It can take a lot of time to clean your carpets, which is why you need to decide if it's something you want to even bother with. There are likely plenty of other things you could be doing for your business that are more productive than cleaning. In addition, professional carpet cleaners are going to work in a large crew, so they will be able to get the job done quickly. 

Think you're ready to hire a professional to clean your carpets so that it is done right? Reach out to a commercial carpet cleaning company in your area for more information.