Hiring a carpet cleaning company might seem like one of those jobs that really you should just do yourself.  After all, you can just hire one of those machines from the supermarket, right? But the reality is there’s a lot more to cleaning a carpet than just giving it a quick blast with warm water and hoping the job is done.

Let’s take a look at why you should hire a carpet cleaning company for your home and why the DIY route is definitely not the best answer for this particular task.

Benefits of hiring a carpet cleaner

Removing hidden bacteria and allergens

We clean carpets because there’s a chance that there’s dirt and debris in there that normal vacuum cleaning doesn’t pick up.  And that’s definitely the case.  But there’s more than just a bit of dust or some dried mud that can be lingering in those fibres.

Carpets are known to harbour allergens and bacteria as well as dust and debris.  Even a regular vacuuming regime may not get all of these, especially bacteria that can embed itself in the fibres. This is why a proper cleaning process is needed to remove all of these nasty substances and leave the carpet hygienically fresh.

Clears away linger smells

Most of the time, we don’t really sniff carpets that much.  They are on the floor, so why would we?  But there are times when ifyou did sniff them, the smell might not be pleasant.  And sometimes, you don’t even need to be that near to the carpet to catch the whiff.

Mostly, this happens when there’s been a spill. You’ve cleaned up and the stain looks to have gone.  But some of it has reached right into the fibres and clings on.  Bacteria grows or something like mould or mildew and an unpleasant smell is created.  The only way to remove this is with specialist cleaning and treatment from a professional.

Saves you time

Cleaning a carpet can be a time-consuming task.  You have to prepare it, wash it, treat any stains, make sure they have come up and give it a rinse clean.  There could be different processes needed on different carpets.  All of this can mount up to a lot of time spent.

Instead, by paying a professional to clean for you, that time is saved and you can use it to do something else.  It makes the money well spent because youthen have that time free while the job is still completed – and usually to a higher standard than a DIY cleaner could manage.

Professionals use the latest cleaning techniques

It’s probably fair to say you aren’t up to date on the latest cleaning techniques, best practices or tips.  There’s no reason you could be if you aren’t a carpet cleaner by trade.  But for the professional carpet cleaner, all of this is just a normal day’s knowledge.

By using a professional, you don’t need to worry about being up to date with what cleaning product you should be using, what’s eco-friendly, what’s best for the material or any of these other questions. The professional will handle all of that for you.

Increase the lifespan of the carpet

Carpets can be a reasonable or even a big investment, depending on the type you choose and the size of the room.  You want to get the best possible lifespan from your carpet and one of the top ways to do this is to have them regularly cleaned.  

By using a professional, you can be sure that the cleaning process helps the carpet and increases its lifespan.  Done incorrectly, it can work against you.  But proper cleaning means you will get the longest possible use of every carpet in your home.

Common carpet cleaning misconceptions

So that’s the big benefits of having carpets cleaned by a professional.  But there are also some misconceptions or just myths out there that might make you pause.  Let’s beat a few of them!

Wet cleaning is the only method

While the classic wet cleaning method you see with those carpet cleaners for hire in the supermarket is certainly a great option for lots of carpets, they aren't the only ones. Cleaning companies will have a range of equipment and even different types of wet carpet cleaners depending on the type of carpet you have.  Some even use a dry cleaning method if this is the best option.

If your carpet doesn’t look dirty, you don’t need to get it cleaned

Visible dirt is just one of the reasons for cleaning a carpet.  Most of the problems are the ones you can’t see – dust, allergens, bacteria or even mould deep in the carpet pile.  So judging the carpets need for cleaning by what you can see isn’t the best approach.

Carpet cleaning causes mould to grow

This is a fact but needs a little clarification.  If you use a wet cleaner on your carpet and don’t get all of the water out, there’s a chance that mould can grow overtime.  But a professional isn’t going to leave dampness in the carpet that can create the situation.  So carpet cleaning can cause mould to grow –if it isn’t done correctly.

Some stains cannot be removed

The vast majority of times, professional carpet cleaners will have systems, techniques or products that can handle almost any stain.  Especially common ones like red wine, paint, blood or other household stains. While they can never guarantee 100% stain removal because there are some very unusual stains out there, the most common stains can almost always be removed without damaging the carpet.

Get the job done professionally

There’s no doubt that carpet cleaning is a job best done by a professional.  You should view the cost as a worthwhile expense to ensure a proper job is done, save yourself the time and work of doing it and be certain all those deep stains and allergens are gone.

If you need to book a carpet cleaning appointment or want to chat about what would work best for your home, give A Cleaning Service a call today!