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DIY vs Professional Carpet Cleaning: What’s the Best Option?

Regular cleaning can extend the life of the carpets in your Queen Creek rental properties. Although shampooing carpets could be an expensive maintenance item, in particular, if you find yourself required to bring it off more than once a year. One process to save on costs is to clean the carpets in your rental house yourself. But is it certainly worth it to do so? By understanding more with regards to the advantages and disadvantages of both professional and do-it-yourself carpet cleaning, you are more able to positively take the choice that it is just right for your properties.

It’s common knowledge that cleaning carpets will help remove stains and odors. But, as it happens, regular cleaning does even more than that. It can, indeed, restore the look and feel of carpets, especially nylon carpet, and remove deeply embedded dirt that a regular vacuum cleaner is unable to remove. For several carpets, manufacturers recommend using a hot water extraction method, typically specified as “steam cleaning.” This procedure deep cleans carpets by spraying hot water (often mixed with a cleaning solution) onto the carpet and then using strong suction to remove it, along with the dirt.

Some professional carpet cleaners, also do-it-yourself carpet cleaning machines, use the same hot water extraction method. But there are frequently distinct differences in the process as well as the results. Professional carpet cleaners often use either a truck-mounted cleaning unit or a portable unit. Of the two, the truck-mounted units tend to bring off the best results considering that they are more powerful, extract water more efficiently and lead to shorter drying times. But, renting or buying a steam cleaning machine can help save you costs and save you a lot money. Apart from that, assuming your carpets need a touch-up between full cleanings, it should be convenient to have a smaller device on hand to address spills or accidents.

There are various disadvantages to the DIY route. The use of a smaller personal machine does take more time than a professional cleaner would. In case you need to do an entire rental house or large areas, you can end up spending a whole day just cleaning the carpets. Moreover, after all that initiative, the results are likely to be less than ideal. Smaller carpet cleaning machines often don’t remove enough of the water from the carpet, so it can take carpets a very long time to dry. The longer the drying time, the higher the risk for complications like mold, or further dirt collection, so choosing to use fans to speed the process is commonly encouraged. Another plausible dilemma is having too much or too little cleaning solution. Either could result in annoyances, from stiff carpet to an insufficient level of cleanliness.

Despite that professional cleaning will usually give you good results, it does come at a price. The advanced technology and service professional carpet cleaners offer will cost more than trying to do it yourself. Once you choose to go shop and compare bargain deals, it could cause anything between shoddy service and full scams. But, in actuality, professional carpet cleaning is more efficient, takes less time to dry, and usually only takes a couple of hours (or less), depending on the area. In the case that you tend to use the same company regularly, they might be willing to offer you a deal.

Whether you hire a professional carpet cleaner or do it yourself, perceiving what you are getting yourself into either way does make it manageable to make the choice that is favorable for you and your rental properties.

If you’d rather not be bothered concerning these nitty-gritty details yourself, never hesitate to approach the Queen Creek property managers at Real Property Management East Valley. Our property management services include regular maintenance service, keeping you from such complications and headaches. Contact us online or call us at 480-658-0869 today.

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