If your carpet is looking a bit grubby, or you are moving house and the removalists have just left, you might decide to shampoo it properly. You can lease a machine and go ahead, or you could hire professional carpet cleaners in Perth, but which is the best option? Here are some pros and cons to help you decide.
DIY carpet cleaning
Firstly, if you go ahead with DIY carpet cleaning you will need to lease or purchase the carpet shampoo machine. Add to this the cost of the cleaning product to go in it and the time it will take for you to do the job. Do you have a spare day or two? Because once you have the machine in the house and have cleaned one room, all the others will look grubby in comparison and you will want to clean every room with carpet.
Then you need to work out what to do with the children while you do the work and while the carpet is drying. You can’t be in two places at once, so arranging for someone to take them out for the day is best. If this person happens to be your partner, that means you will need to shift all the furniture by yourself. If you don’t shift the furniture, the job will be only half done. Plus, you risk making the furniture legs wet and that will end up staining the carpet or possibly ruining the furniture.
You also need to know what type of carpet you have so that you can purchase the correct cleaners.
What advantages are there?
- You can choose which day to do it
- There will be no strangers walking around your home
- You remain in control of all things
- You’ll save the cost of the phone call
Professional carpet cleaning
Once you call the professional carpet cleaners you can agree on a time for them to come. While they are doing their job, you can go have coffee with a friend or take the kids to a movie or the beach. Or if you want to stay at home to keep an eye on them, the kids can play in the backyard.
If the weather is not warm and dry, the professional cleaners can use their equipment to suck most of the water from the carpet and they may also have dryers to get the last of it out.
The pros will be responsible for moving all the furniture out and replacing it again after the job is done. This will save you a considerable amount of effort and back strain. They have the right kind of belts to support them and have been trained in how to lift heavy furniture properly.
Commercial cleaning products are usually stronger and so more efficient than those sold in the supermarket. Many professional carpet cleaners use products that are non-toxic to prevent skin or eye irritation from the fumes. These are not usually available at the supermarket either.
Commercial carpet cleaning machinery is usually a lot stronger than that available to householders so it is likely to do a much better job of cleaning your carpets, especially if your children have shared their food with the floor over the last several years.
Since it is so much less effort for a better result to hire the professionals, most people chose this option.