Everyone loves a bit of DIY now and again. It makes you fell empowered and it can save you a little cash here and there. Except for those times when it doesn’t.
Trying to steam clean your carpets yourself can end up costing you more than you’d hope to save. And heaven forbid you damage it, because it may end up costing you an arm and a leg.
Leaving your carpet in the hands of the professionals is the best thing you can do, and after you read this article you’ll know exactly why.
5 Reasons Steam Cleaning Your Carpet Yourself is a Bad Idea
Oversaturating Your Carpet
Using too much water for your carpet’s material and size can lead to it soaking all the way through to the floor underneath.
Water reaching this deep can be difficult to dry, especially in Queensland’s subtropical climates, causing mould and mildew to fester.
This is very important, as the build up of mould can make your carpets smell and increases the risk of allergies and illness in your family.
Using Too Much Chemical
Using too much shampoo, or other type of cleaning chemical, can cause a sudsy residue to form, especially if it hasn’t been rinsed properly.
Vacuuming after won’t be enough to eliminate the residue. After a while it will transform from a cleaning agent into something that attracts dirt and grime as it dries.
Reducing the Lifespan of Your Carpet
Just like trying to fix your car yourself, if you’re not an expert, you can significantly reduce it’s lifespan.
Low durability underneath your family’s feet, furniture and your pet may mean buying a whole new carpet much sooner than you’d hope. Now, have you got the cash for that?
Burning the Material
Using cheap equipment, or good equipment with little to no experience, can cause serious damage to your flooring.
If you’re cleaning the unique material of your carpet with too much heat, you’re running the risk of burning or discolouring it.
Be safe, and let the professionals tend to the delicate needs of your carpet.
It’s a Waste of Time
Are you seriously excited about spending your weekend cleaning your carpets, or would you rather be doing the things you love the most?
To be honest, doing a good job yourself may take a whole day if you’re lucky, and that’s assuming you do it right.
You work all week so you can enjoy your precious weekends with the family. Don’t waste them trying to clean your carpets.
Having your carpets cleaned by a professional, a couple times a year, can prolong the durability of your carpet, reduce smells and allergens and more importantly save you cash, time and headaches in the long run.