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DIY Vs Professional Carpet Cleaning

Updated: May 10, 2023

Carpet cleaning is one of those things most of us don't look forward to but know it's necessary. Chances are, if you're looking into carpet cleaning, you've considered whether you should do it yourself or hire a professional. Below we have compiled some of the pros and cons of both options to help you decide which option is better for you.

Professional Carpet Cleaning Equipment Vs Do It Yourself Machines

When it comes to carpet cleaning, there are two main options: professional carpet cleaning equipment or do-it-yourself machines. Both have their pros and cons, so it's important to weigh your options before deciding which route to take.

Professional Carpet Cleaning Equipment

Professional carpet cleaning equipment is generally more powerful and effective than do-it-yourself machines. This is because professional machines are designed for heavy-duty and commercial use, so they have more powerful suction and cleaning capabilities. A professional carpet cleaner can remove most stains from your carpet and kill 99.9% of bacteria.

Do-it-yourself machines often seem more affordable, but they're typically not as effective. This means do-it-yourself machines don't have the cleaning capabilities to remove embedded dirt, grime or stains. If your carpet is relatively clean already and you just want a spruce-up, DIY machines may be a better choice. However, if you have anything more significant, we wouldn't recommend the DIY option.


When you first compare the cost of renting a carpet cleaning machine with the cost of hiring a professional, it may appear that renting is the more cost-effective route. However, it would help to remember that you will also need to buy the cleaning chemicals, which will add to the overall price. Depending on the size of the space you're trying to clean, you may need to rent the machine for multiple days, which can quickly add up. On the other hand, it will typically take a professional 15-20 minutes to clean one room. So, if you choose to go the DIY route, you may be severely sacrificing quality for a very small reduction in price.

Save Time:

Life's busy enough, and in your free time, do you want to be cleaning? Chances are, if you have a busy schedule, professional carpet cleaning will be your best bet; it will save you time and effort. Professional carpet cleaners will work with you to schedule a time that suits you and your calendar.

Damaging Carpet:

If you don't know what you're doing, using a do-it-yourself carpet cleaning machine can cause permanent damage to your carpet. If you use too much water, the carpet can become soaked

DIY Carpet Cleaning

and cause a build-up of mould below the surface of the carpet. If you use the wrong detergent for your carpet's material, it can break down the fibres and cause permanent and premature damage. If you don't rinse the carpet properly, the detergent can leave a residue that will attract dirt and quickly make the carpet look dirty again.

Over time, carpets inevitably become dirty and stained, which can make them look older and less appealing. Professional carpet cleaning is the best way to restore stained or dirty carpets. A professional company will have the tools and training to apply the correct cleaning solutions to extract dirt and grime deep within your carpet. To get more information or request a free carpet cleaning quote, contact A-Jet Services today!

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