DIY Vs. Professional Deep Carpet Cleaning

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If you are considering deep carpet cleaning, the big question before you is this – should you hire professional cleaning services or can you make it a DIY project?

There are several benefits of using a professional cleaning service for your deep carpet cleaning project. However, if you are comfortable and you have the know-how, then you can always do it yourself.

In this post, we will consider several aspects of deep carpet cleaning and also cover the benefits of professional deep carpet cleaning.

How often should you get a Deep Carpet Cleaning?

There is no doubt that routine carpet cleaning is a great way of limiting the accumulation of dirt, dust, and grease within the carpet fabric. If you also check for stains and spillages regularly or do spot cleaning, it can prevent permanent stains.

Another advantage of regular cleaning is that it can increase the longevity of your carpets.

If however, your carpets haven’t been cleaned in a long time, it can impact the indoor air quality and make it unclean and unhealthy. This is when you need to consider a deep carpet cleaning.

It is recommended that you get a deep carpet clean done every six to twelve months – regardless of whether you choose to hire a professional service for the job or tackle it as a DIY project.

If you have pets, then you will have to ensure that your carpet does not have pet fur, odors, and stains. Here again, deep carpet cleaning can help in ensuring your carpets are clean, sanitized and healthy.

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DIY Deep Carpet Cleaning

Deep carpet cleaning requires non-toxic advanced cleaning solutions and equipment. If you are familiar with these, then DIY deep carpet cleaning shouldn’t be a challenge.

However, if you are not familiar, then you can face certain degree of difficulties. The cost of advanced, non-toxic, and green cleaning solutions can be high. Also you should be ready to shell out money not only for the equipment rental, but also for the logistics.

DIY carpet cleaning will also require commitment via time and effort.

If cost and the other issues mentioned above are not an issue, then by all means you can go ahead with your DIY deep carpet cleaning project.

Simple DIY Deep Carpet Cleaning at Home without any Equipment

Here are a few simple steps to follow with DIY Deep carpet cleaning;

Step 1: Clear off any furniture, toys, and other objects from the carpet surface and surrounding areas.

Step 2: Vacuum the carpet to get rid of dirt and debris. To get rid of deeply embedded dirt, hair, fur, run the vacuum over the area from separate directions.

Step 3: Prepare the carpet shampooer with your preferred cleaner and warm water and vacuum the carpet. Just make sure you don’t over-saturate the area with the cleaning liquid.

If you don’t have a carpet shampooer, you can use a simple mix of warm water and mild washing-up liquid and apply to the stain. Let it sit in for 5 minutes, then scrub the carpet using a towel, rag, or soft brush.

Step 4: Allow the carpet to dry.

Step 5: Once dry, vacuum the carpet again, before moving your furniture back in.


Professional Deep Carpet Cleaning

If your carpets are deeply soiled with permanent stains and odors, or if you have antique carpets, then it is best that you hire a professional deep carpet cleaning service.

You might also want to consider professional cleaning services if you are not familiar with advanced carpet cleaning equipment and solutions that are used in deep carpet cleaning.

A certified and professional carpet cleaning service will use state-of-the-art carpet cleaning equipment and solutions to do a deep carpet clean. And because they are professionally trained and certified, they know how to ensure 100% cleaning without damaging your carpet fabric.

They also have special drying equipment than can effectively prevent the growth of mildew, fungus, and mold.

Consult with a Professional

The decision of choosing between a professional deep carpet cleaning service and going ahead with a DIY carpet cleaning is subjective. If you are confident, then there is no reason why you shouldn’t do it yourself.

However, as a professional carpet cleaning service, we will always advise you to first consult with a professional such as A1 Cleaning Services. You can ask for a free estimate and then make your decision.

If you are looking for professionally trained deep carpet cleaning technicians, then call us today at +1345-949-5960 or +1345-926-6756. Or just email us at

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