Cleaning carpets by renting a machine and spending time working around the house may save a little cash, but it is hard work. There are plenty of carpet cleaning companies to choose from and there are several benefits from using them to get carpets professionally cleaned.
The first benefit is expert knowledge from a well trained cleaning technician. All professional companies will make sure their technicians are well trained by an organization such as the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). This means they have the knowledge to correctly identify carpet materials and will be up to date on the latest stain removal methods. The best results will be achieved using an experienced and knowledgeable technician.
Another benefit of professional carpet cleaning is heavy duty, state of the art equipment. If wet extraction is being used, which often looks like steam cleaning, the equipment will have very high pressure pumps and a very strong vacuum. This gets the cleaning solution injected deep into carpet fiber to loosen the dirt and grit, before it is nearly all sucked back out. Carpets are left virtually dry when powerful vacuums are used so the room is available again to use much more quickly.
When home-owners choose to clean their own carpets they have to move all their own furniture which can take a considerable length of time. When a professional is used, quite often they will be prepared to move the furniture saving hours of back-breaking work. It may cost a little more but is well worth it.
Sometimes things do go wrong when carpets are cleaned. Over wetting can cause dyes to run or carpets to change shape. If a professional is used, however, they will be well insured, not just for accidental damage to the home, but also for treatment risk, i.e., damage to the carpet being cleaned. This is a real benefit, as it means that should the worst happen and the carpet be permanently damaged, it will be replaced.
These are just a few of the benefits of professional carpet cleaning; expert knowledge, the latest equipment and techniques, and insurance against damage. They are very good reasons for using a professional carpet cleaner, especially when doing it yourself is such hard work.