The Risks of Cleaning Carpets Yourself

It’s always tempting to save money with a DIY approach to the upkeep of your home, but when it comes to carpet cleaning, that isn’t the best approach.

Regular vacuum cleaning can only do so much when it comes to maintaining your ccarpet-cleaning2arpets. To really protect your investment, manufacturers recommend that you have them professionally cleaned at least once a year, and more often in areas of high foot traffic or if you have pets. Attempting to clean your carpets yourself is likely to be a waste of time and could ultimately cost you more if you end up damaging them.

You may have seen relatively cheap carpet cleaning rental machines on the internet or in the supermarket, but this type of equipment can cause lasting problems even if it is used by an experienced professional. The main problem with these devices is over-wetting, which leads to unpleasant odours caused by bacterial growth- the type of smell you get when clothes aren’t dried properly, but all over the floors of your house.

Shrinkage can also occur with carpets that aren’t dried properly if the base of the carpet swells up and expands when wet. If this occurs the base will require more space, causing structural stress to the rest of the carpet and leading to shrinkage as it dries.

The main cause of these issues is because cheaper rental machines simply don’t have the power of a van-mounted Hot Water Extraction machine like the one we use at MetroClean. Our system costs tens of thousands of pounds and produces enough pressure and suction to suck up all the dirt and cleaning products that have been worked deep into your carpets, allowing them to dry properly and leaving you with a clean, healthy home environment.

We really do offer the best value for money when it comes to cleaning carpets, so avoid the DIY route and give us a call today for more information and a free no obligation quotation.

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