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Carpet Cleaning: Do-It-Yourself or Call a Pro?

DIY-ers or Professionals –

Let’s face it, we have become a generation of Do-It-Yourselfers and it’s a great thing, the accomplishment of knowing that we took on a project and completed it with beautiful results gives us true bragging rights.

There are shows dedicated to the DIY experience, some highlight the good and some the bad. Have you ever watch DIY realities? Yikes!

The question is: How do you decide which projects you could tackle yourself or when is it time to call in a professional?

Untitled1A good rule of thumb when deciding whether to take a task on yourself is to completely assess the scope of what you are wanting done. If it is simply installing a new toilet, go for it; however, do you risk re-routing the plumbing in your bathroom? This seems like the best time to call in a plumber.

The same can also be said for carpet cleaning. Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there: Company is coming and we forgot to call and schedule a professional carpet cleaner like ServiceMaster to come clean your home. Now what?

We immediately think of the rentable cleaner from the grocery store… But that’s DIY at its worst! The problem with those machines is that they simply don’t have enough suction power to get all of the water out of your carpets, which leaves them a soggy mess and creates a whole new set of issues, such as mold and mildew.

It should also be noted that with many carpet manufacturers, if something happens to your carpet and the proper professional care hasn’t been taken, there is a risk of voiding out your warranty.

We realize that not every carpet issue requires the attention of a professional carpet cleaning company. This is why we offer tips on minor spills and spots; however, when it comes to deep cleaning your carpets, it is best to leave it to the experts to ensure that your carpets are being properly cared for.

With over 60 years of experience in residential cleaning, ServiceMaster Clean has developed state of the art tools and techniques for a thorough hot water extraction carpet cleaning. Call us today at 888-726-9182, and let us take care of your carpet, upholstery and tile for you.

This post was written by Samantha Maraspini – Samantha has been a part of the ServiceMaster by Melin family for two years and serves as our marketing manager.

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