• 3 Risks of Attempting DIY Carpet Cleaning

    Is doing my own upholstery and carpet cleaning worth the risks?

    Homeowner DIY Carpet Cleaning

    Upholstery and carpet cleaning is necessary to keep your house clean and healthy and looking its best. But can’t you just do it yourself? You can, but there are risks that go along with DIY carpet cleaning. Here are 3 of them:

    Risk #1: Chemicals and Products

    As a homeowner trying to do the right thing by cleaning your carpets yourself you could be putting yourself and your carpet at risk. There are chemicals and cleaners that are dangerous to your carpet and bad for your health that you might be unaware of. Without the professional knowledge to know what works and what doesn’t work you could be putting something on your carpet that isn’t safe.

    Risk #2: Mold and Mildew

    Mold and mildew are big concerns, especially when it comes to your carpet where they can take hold down in the fibers where they’re hard to treat. DIY carpet cleaning doesn’t have the power of professional equipment to get down in the fibers and remove the mold. And on top of that, doing it yourself can often leave excess moisture in the carpet which compounds the mold problem.

    Risk #3: Shrinkage

    If you use too much water when you clean your carpets, which is easy to do with home carpet cleaners, you end up with excess moisture in your carpets. In addition to the risk of mold growth, excess moisture can cause your carpets and the padding beneath to shrink. This will only end up costing you money to fix down the road.

    Everyone likes a good DIY project, especially if they think it will save them money, like cleaning their own carpets. There are so many risks to do-it-yourself carpet cleaning; it’s worth a little extra money to have it done by a professional. For the best upholstery and carpet cleaning for your home, contact the team at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners by calling 803-732-3200 or by clicking here.

    By: Matt Lashway Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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