Yes, you already clean your carpet regularly. You vacuum it and likely even handle the occasional spills and pet stains. But when it comes time to do a deeper cleaning of your carpet, you’re not the best person to handle this job. There are lots of products out there that may make it seem easy to do a thorough shampooing of your own carpets, but carpet cleaning isn’t as easy as it may seem. Here are a few reasons you should avoid trying this and should instead hire a professional carpet cleaning service to do the job.

It’s Not As Effective

A professional cleaner is simply going to do a better job than you can do on your own. Even if you’re an extremely hardworking individual with an excellent eye for detail, you simply don’t have the know-how and experience needed to clean a carpet as well as the pros. A professional cleaning will remove more dirt, leave your carpets looking and feeling fresher, and will more effectively remove any set-in stains that your carpets may have.

Additionally, professional cleaners have a wider array of products that will help them to achieve that deeper clean. While you can rent some carpet cleaning equipment and purchase some products, you still don’t have access to the same tools and cleaners that the pros do. Between their knowledge and their higher-quality products, a professional cleaning is simply far better and more effective than a DIY job.

You May Cause Mold Growth

Obviously, shampooing your carpets requires you to get them wet. And while the carpet shampooers you can rent do a fairly good job of suctioning out most of the moisture, they can’t dry your carpets and the underlying padding as effectively as professional cleaners can. This makes your carpet—and especially the padding underneath it—susceptible to mold and mildew growth.

The most unfortunate part of this is that you’re not likely to notice the problem until it has progressed significantly. The majority of mold growth in a damp carpet will happen in the underlying layers, where you can’t see what’s spreading. This hidden mold can actually impact your family’s health, especially if individuals in your home suffer from asthma, allergies, or other respiratory issues. It’s far better to work with a professional carpet cleaner and ensure that your carpet is properly dried to avoid this potential health hazard.

You Can Make Your Carpet Dirtier

It may sound counterintuitive, but a DIY carpet cleaning job can actually make your carpet dirtier in the long run. This is because some cleaners, when not fully removed from the carpet, can actually make your carpets more susceptible to staining and dirt accumulation.

Again, without that professional knowledge and proper equipment, you probably aren’t cleaning your carpets as thoroughly as you should be, and you may be leaving some cleaner behind. Even if you’re happy with the initial results of your DIY cleaning job, you may find that your carpet becomes much dirtier in a much shorter amount of time than it would with a professional job.

If your carpets are looking dingy, and you think it’s time for them to be cleaned, don’t reach for the cleaners yourself or start looking for carpet shampooers to rent. Instead, contact The Floor Show and ask us about our carpet cleaning services in Urbana, IL. We’ll get your carpets looking like new in no time.