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Our Manchester Carpet Cleaning Experts Explore the Question: Professional or DIY?

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Although there are times that call for professional carpet cleaning, sometimes all you really need is a quick do-it-yourself (DIY) clean. For those looking for the upsides and downsides of professional versus DIY carpet cleaning, our Manchester carpet cleaning experts at Soil Away have compiled the blog below to help you decide which choice is best suited for your needs.

Cleaning Method

Whether you decide to hire a professional or conduct the cleaning on your own, the basic procedures are typically the same. This method is commonly referred to as either steam cleaning or hot water extraction. After applying a solution of detergent and water over your carpet, you use a vacuum to remove as much moisture as possible. This process rinses the carpet fibers while simultaneously flushes out dirt. You can purchase your own steam cleaning vacuum for this or even rent one, so why use a professional?

Benefits of Professional Carpet Cleaning

There are several ways that professional carpet cleaning can give your home the edge when it comes to the cleaning. First, professionals clean carpets every day and know the ins and outs of the procedure – it isn’t likely that a professional is going to botch the job and ruin your carpet. This is a real risk with DIY cleaning. Second, is equipment performance and capabilities. For example, professional equipment uses hot water to boost their detergent’s effectiveness, something that rental machines don’t provide as well. Although you can pour hot water into the mixing tank, this will not give you the same cleaning quality that you get from professional tools.

Rental Machines

For those that know what they’re doing, renting a carpet cleaning machine can save you money. Nevertheless, there are some downsides. For one, quality varies greatly, meaning if you aren’t experienced with carpet cleaning you may not obtain the desired cleaning results. You may also risk damaging your carpet. For example, some machines will dump too much detergent onto your carpet and without the proper training or experience you won’t even realize it.
You should also consider where the rental machine was prior to you using it. The machine could have been used in a very unsanitary environment. You likely don’t want to cross-contaminate your property. Make sure to ask the rental company how they handle machines after they are returned. Are they cleaned? Professional carpet cleaning companies frequently clean and sanitize their equipment.

Deep-Cleaning Machines

Purchasing a quality deep-cleaning machine can get around the problem of unreliable rentals, although they still require you to read their directions carefully and take care of them. If you’re looking for quality cleaning tools, expect to spend hundreds of dollars. Conversely, hiring a professional cleaner allows you to get high quality service without consuming your valuable time. You can sit back while they get the job done without worrying about improper use of the machine.
Whether you decide to conduct your cleaning procedure on your own or with professional help, our Manchester carpet cleaning experts are always a call away and can help you get your carpet into top shape. For further questions or concerns, give us a call anytime at (603) 301-4863 and we’ll be happy to help you out.

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Jay KorsenJay Korsen
00:51 04 Aug 22
All I have to say is WOW and FANTASTIC. I just got done building out my new professional office with Soil-Away’s construction division and they went ABOVE and BEYOND. Scott and Mike, the carpenters are skilled artisans. The project got done on time and the project came in on budget! The finished results have been blowing people away. Much better than I could have anticipated. Anyone is welcome to come to our office, Bright Light Chiropractic in Hooksett to check out the fine work they did. Simply can’t sing enough praises for them. Sorry that the picture doesn’t do the job justice. Thank you Jack and your team. -Dr. Jay
Asian BreezeAsian Breeze
04:28 15 Jul 22
Since day one, I’ve known the owner, Jack, to be a hard-working and selfless leader. Through the efforts of him and his team, he was able to restore my flooded restaurant to tip-top shape. I was amazed with Jack’s orderliness throughout the entire process. Jack has proven to me that he is trustworthy, as both a friend and an individual in the work environment.
Breton LangendorferBreton Langendorfer
21:17 07 Jul 22
Highly recommend Soil-Away. A pipe in our upstairs bathroom gave and sent water down through a wall for at least a day before we noticed water dripping through our kitchen ceiling. Our insurance put us in touch with Soil-Away and they were at our house the next morning to assess the damage and dry things out. Joe, Ray and Tom were phenomenal to work with. They explained every part of the process to us and were very professional and friendly. If you have to deal with similar issues call Soil-Away, you won’t regret it.
Maureen CidzikMaureen Cidzik
13:49 15 May 22
Superior service from start to finish. Highly responsive. The entire team is dedicated to quality and customer care and it shows in everything they do – from first call, to estimate, to job completion.
Sarah GrugnaleSarah Grugnale
16:02 14 Jan 22
Joe and Tommy were amazing to deal with, they kept us updated every step of the process. They were punctual and hard working, answering all of our questions that we had. Everything was done as promised and even above and beyond. A great experience from start to finish.