Everyone loves to save money. And why wouldn’t they? The dollars we save today contribute to that sleek car we purchase 5 years later; or the tuition fee of the kids.
We look for DIY solutions—be it plumbing, electrical repairs, carpentry—or carpet cleaning.
And off we head to a nearby store, pick the most popular DIY carpet cleaning kit from the shelf (the one which we see on those ad commercials). We’re here with this magic cleaner in hand that only costs $30.
A true money savvy solution!
But do these DIY carpet cleaning kits even work?
The rare chance they do, at what cost?
There’s no magic carpet cleaner that can clean every stain
That’s absolutely true.
Think about this:
If there was a $30 carpet cleaner that could remove all those tough stains, why we, Bakersfield’s carpet cleaning experts invest so much in our business—in those expensive machinery, equipment and tools?
We could just get the cleaner, save capital and operating costs and start cleaning carpets with a mop of the cloth.
So even though these DIY carpet cleaning kits may clean some of the stains, there’s no carpet cleaner that can clean every stain.
However, there are many cleaners available in market that can make these stains worse and cause all sorts of damage to your carpets—not to mention the toxins it introduces to your home’s air quality.
They can cause discoloration
DIY carpet cleaning kits are usually made of harsh chemicals. These chemicals may remove or set the stains and cause discoloration.
Sometimes the damage can be so severe, that even experts like us are unable to rescue your carpet—it may become permanently discolored.
Can you afford to take that risk on your stunning (read expensive) Persian carpet that’s the masterpiece of your living room?
They can attract more dirt to your carpet
Detergent is another essential ingredient that you’ll find in most DIY carpet cleaning solutions. Where detergents don’t cause any chemical harm to your carpet, if not rinsed well post cleaning, they can attract dirt and dust to your carpet.
With time, these dirt and dust particles accumulate and cause dark patches on your carpet. These dark patches are highly unhygienic and can serve as breeding grounds for pathogens.
It’s better to be safe than sorry
Invest a few extra dollars on hiring a professional carpet cleaning service than investing in DIY carpet cleaning hacks.
A BONUS read: Some Reasons You Should Opt for Green Carpet Cleaning Methods