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DIY vs Professional Carpet Cleaning: What’s the Best Option?

McKinney Carpet Cleaners Using Industrial Equipment to Clean CarpetsRegular cleaning can extend the life of the carpets in your McKinney rental properties. But shampooing carpets could be an expensive maintenance item, mainly if you find yourself having to work on it more than once a year. One effective way to save on costs is to clean the carpets in your rental house yourself. But is it worth it to do so? By seriously considering more in terms of the advantages and disadvantages of both professional and do-it-yourself carpet cleaning, you will more easily pick the choice that is exactly right for your properties.

A lot of people already know that cleaning carpets will help remove stains and odors. However, regular cleaning does more than that. It can also restore the look and feel of carpets, especially nylon carpet, and remove deeply embedded dirt that a regular vacuum cleaner is unable to remove. For some carpets, manufacturers recommend using a hot water extraction method, oftentimes regarded as “steam cleaning.” This technique deep cleans carpets by spraying hot water (often mixed with a cleaning solution) onto the carpet and then using strong suction to remove it, along with the dirt.

Quite a lot of professional carpet cleaners, and also do-it-yourself carpet cleaning machines, use the same hot water extraction method. Though there are commonly distinct differences in the process as well as the results. Professional carpet cleaners often use either a truck-mounted cleaning unit or a portable unit. Of the two, the truck-mounted units are likely to bring on terrific results owing to the fact they are more powerful, extract water more efficiently and lead to shorter drying times. However, renting or buying a steam cleaning machine can help you save on costs and save you some money. Additionally, once your carpets need a touch-up between full cleanings, it would be useful to have a smaller device on hand to address spills or accidents.

Needless to say, there are particular disadvantages to the DIY route. Making use of a smaller personal machine does take more time than a professional cleaner would. In case that you have to do an entire rental house or large area, you can just easily spend a whole day only cleaning the carpets. What is more, after all that undertaking and effort, the results are likely to be less than ideal. Smaller carpet cleaning machines often don’t remove enough of the water from the carpet, so it can take carpets a very long time to dry. The longer the drying time, the higher the risk for complications like mold, or further dirt collection, so opting to use fans to speed the process is regularly advised. Another possible concern is making use of too much or too little cleaning solution. Either could develop into complications, from a stiff carpet to an insufficient level of cleanliness.

Conceding that professional cleaning will usually give you good results, it does come at a price. The advanced technology and service professional carpet cleaners provide will cost more than trying to do it yourself. In case you decide to do some shopping and look for bargain deals, it could always lead to anything between shoddy service and full scams. But indeed professional carpet cleaning is more efficient, takes less time to dry, and usually only takes a couple of hours (or less), depending on the area. Assuming you tend to use the same company regularly, they might be willing to offer you a deal.

Whether you hire a professional carpet cleaner or do it yourself, being aware of what you are getting yourself into either way could make it easy to decide on the choice that is good for you and your rental properties.

If you’d rather not be stressed regarding these nitty-gritty details yourself, have no hesitation to communicate with the McKinney property managers at Real Property Management One Source. Our property management services involve regular maintenance service, freeing you from all those annoyances and headaches. Contact us online or call us at 214-960-1612 today.

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