Professional Rug Cleaning Vs. Home Cleaning

Professional Rug and Carpet Cleaning Saves Homeowners Money Overtime

Homeowners may believe they are saving money by self-cleaning their carpets or rugs, but they may be surprised to know the opposite is true.

Professional cleaners use commercial carpet and rug cleaning equipment combined with concentrated cleaning products that are far superior to any carpet or rug cleaning equipment or product a homeowner can purchase at a retail store.

Professional cleaning can help to preserve the life of your carpets and rugs. A professional carpet and rug cleaning process removes dirt, soil and allergens deep within the fibers of the carpet or rug. A self-cleaning machine merely removes surface dirt, which in the end makes matters worse not better for the life of your carpet or rug.

In addition, self-cleaning equipment is rarely able to remove all the water it sprays into your carpet or rug, which actually makes the dirt sink deeper into the fibers. This built up dirt will lessen the life of your carpeting or rug, which will cost you more in replacement costs than if you had it professionally cleaned. It’s recommended you clean your carpet every 6 to 12 months before you start to notice the spots and traffic lanes to keep it looking like new and to have it last a long time.

Moreover, if you have hard to clean set in stains, a professional cleaner will know how to remove these stains without further damage to your rug or carpet. Each specific stain has an individualized method of removal that only professional cleaners will have knowledge of and the proper cleaning materials.

Additionally, there are added health benefits of having your carpets or rugs professionally cleaned. Your carpet or rug works very much like the filter in your heating/AC system. Its fibers can trap all kinds of bacteria, allergens, dust, pollens and other pollutants that are in the air. It gets filled up over time. The best way to keep the air you and your family breathe clean and safe is to have your carpet professionally cleaned on a regular basis.

In addition, having a well-cleaned and well-maintained rug or carpet enhances the overall appearance and cleanliness of your home. And if you have children who play on the floor it’s especially important that you keep your carpeting and rugs clean and allergen-free as possible. Call ServiceMaster Clean® to see how we can help to keep your carpet and rugs clean and allergen free.