In this article we are going to go over seven great reasons to hire a professional carpet cleaner in Vancouver and, therefore, why cleaning your own carpets is rarely a good idea.
Over the years we have heard a number of people, many people actually, say that hiring a professional carpet cleaner is a bad idea.
That they, themselves, can do just as good of a job as the professionals do.
That they can save money by cleaning their own carpets.
Well, in some cases, very few cases, this might be true.
But for a VAST majority of people, like 99.9999%, cleaning your own carpets is not a good idea.
This is not a self-serving article in any way, shape, or form.
Of course we would like you to hire Linton's Carpet Cleaning to clean your carpets, oriental rugs, upholstery, and tile and grout, but that is really not what this article is about.
It is about helping YOU realize that hiring a professional carpet cleaner is the wise choice and actually saves you money in the long run.
So let's get started!
7 Great Reasons To Hire A Professional Carpet Cleaner
1. A Good Professional Carpet Cleaner is Trained
You wouldn't want your dentist, your hair stylist, your landscape design company, your plumber, or anyone else to have no real knowledge of how to deliver those services would you?
Of course not!
But with many DIY carpet cleaners that is exactly what is happening.
They are taking on a job that they really don't know how to do. And they are cleaning something that is of high value in their home or place of business.
A professional carpet cleaner, a TRUE PROFESSIONAL CARPET CLEANER, has the training to know what type of fiber they are cleaning, the best cleaning agent to use on that fiber, and the proper carpet cleaning method
to use on that fiber.
Not knowing what type of fiber you are cleaning and how to clean that particular fiber has ruined many carpets - and cost the DIY carpet cleaner plenty of hard earned cash over the years.
2. Professional Carpet Cleaners Use Professional Carpet Cleaning Tools
In this case we are talking about the carpet cleaning tool itself.
It is a bit sad to see a DIY carpet cleaner try to clean soiled carpets with a machine they rented from the local store.
The carpet cleaning machine they are renting is usually under-powered, compared to professional carpet cleaning tools, and the DIY'er has no real idea if the rented machine is even working properly!
This often leads to below-par cleaning results, long dry times, in some cases ruined carpets, and in most cases wasted time and money.
If those store-rented machines were truly good carpet cleaning machines then professionals would be using them and savings THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of dollars on equipment cost.
Professionals are NOT using them, they are using high-quality professional carpet cleaning machines.
A typical quality professional carpet cleaning machine will cost around $30,000, and many setups cost much more than that. Trust us on this one - you are not going to rent any of those machines for $30 a day!
The tools that a professional carpet cleaning company use are important, but not the most important aspect of cleaning. But it is important to use quality tools that help you deliver the cleaning results you are after.
3. Professionals Use High-Quality Cleaning Agents and Know When To Use Them
Like anything else, quality usually matters. And in the case of cleaning agents used to clean carpets - quality REALLY matters.
The typical DIY'er uses cleaning agents bought off of store shelves and then has no real idea how to use them.
They don't know that on certain fibers these cleaning agents can damage the fiber.
They don't know that with particular types of soil certain cleaning agents perform better than others.
A professional carpet cleaner (a good professional carpet cleaner) uses high-quality professional carpet cleaning agents and knows when to use them.
You certainly would NOT use a cleaning agent designed to get a filthy grease-laden restaurant carpet clean on a sensitive high-value oriental rug. That would probably end up in the rug being ruined.
And you would not use, in most cases, cleaning agents used to clean that high-value sensitive oriental rug on a heavily soiled commercial carpet. Your results would probably not be very good.
4. 7 Great Reasons To Use A Professional Carpet Cleaner - Stain Removal
We often see stains left in carpets, that should have come out, by DIY carpet cleaners. Stain removal is a sub-category of carpet cleaning. Stains are not soil that can just be cleaned out of a carpet.
Stain removal is much more specialized and you need the knowledge and proper stain removal agents to safely and effectively remove most stains.
The average DIY'er doesn't know the difference between removing a Kool Aid stain and a wine stain. How you approach these two stains can be totally different as far as the stain removal agents needed to remove them.
Good professional carpet cleaners are trained in multiple stain removal procedures. They know how to remove Kool Aid stains, wine stains, ink stains, and more from a variety of carpet fibers.
5. Fast Dry Times - One Of The Seven Great Reasons To Hire A Professional Carpet Cleaner
One of the most common issues with DIY carpet cleaning is long dry times, and by long dry times we are talking over 12 hours.
There are two reasons for this:
A. Lack Of Carpet Cleaning Knowledge.
The average person doesn't understand the balance that is eeded between properly flushing the carpet of soil and NOT using too much water to do it.
B. Weak Low Power Carpet Cleaning Machines
Most DIY carpet cleaning equipment are not powerful enough to extract most of the water they are putting down. When you combine this with the person doing the cleaning not understanding basic cleaning techniques - you end up with far too much water and soil being left in the carpet, which leads to very long dry times.
C. Lack Of Proper Drying Equipment
Professional carpet cleaners usually have a variety of air movers (fans, etc.) to help expedite dry times. The average DIY'er does not, and if they did would not understand how to set them up properly to get the most air movement out of them.
Good professional carpet cleaners are able to aggressively flush the carpet of soil while also getting dry times under six hours and even as fast as two hours or less.
6. Peace of Mind - One Of The Seven Great Reasons To Hire A Professional Carpet Cleaner
When you hire a professional carpet cleaner to clean your carpets you are taking the responsibility from a DIY'er, to the carpet cleaning company.
As a DIY carpet cleaner if YOU mess your carpet up, cause permanent damage to the carpet, or other structures in your home or business, YOU are on the hook for the cost to fix or replace them.
If you hire a professional carpet cleaner to clean your carpets then THEY are responsible for any damage they might do to the carpet or other furnishings or structures in your home.
A professional carpet cleaning company is insured and if they damage something - THEY pay for it. Not you. This gives you a peace of mind.
7. Clean, Fresh, Healthy Carpets - Seven Reasons To Hire A Professional Carpet Cleaner
And after all is said and done, the seventh reason to hire a professional carpet cleaner is because they will do a much better job of delivering you clean, fresh, and healthy carpets.
If you are in need of carpet cleaning, don't roll the dice and tackle a job that you are not trained for and don't have the equipment to do right.
In the end run hiring a professional carpet cleaner saves you money.
We thank you for reading this article. If you are in need of professional carpet cleaning in Vancouver, Washington, or the surrounding areas, please give us a call today.
Linton's Carpet Cleaning - (360) 608-5441
For the absolute best carpet cleaning in Vancouver, Washington, and the surrounding areas, please give us a call today.
We offer exceptional carpet cleaning, oriental rug cleaning, upholstery cleaning, carpet repairs, and tile and grout cleaning. We never play any pricing games and our customer service is excellent.