Carpet cleaning is important because your carpet is something you use every day. The cleanliness of your carpet affects your air quality, the bacteria count in your home, and it largely contributes to odor control. Carpet cleaning should be done at least every six months, on top of regular vacuuming. This helps prolong the life of the carpet.
DIY vs Professional Carpet Cleaning
One thing we have to get out of the way right away is the difference between doing it yourself versus hiring a professional carpet cleaning company. There’s Rug Doctor at Publix and all kinds of different sprays you can get right, we’ve all seen them.
So let’s break it down:
To rent a Rug Doctor costs about $40 per 24 hours. It only gets as hot as the water you put into it because it doesn’t have a heating element. The suction of the machine is not much more powerful than a typical vacuum, so your carpet is soaked for sometimes two days, and the cleaning agents are basic soap. On top of all that, you have to do the work yourself.
If you hire Drysteam Carpet Cleaning:
Our carpet cleaning prices start at $60 and our carpet cleaning machine gets the steam to about 180 degrees, so germs and microbes are obliterated on contact. The cleaning agents we use are anti-bacterial and deodorizing and the suction power of our truck mounted carpet cleaning system is so powerful it can hold up a bowling ball – which means your carpet will be dry in a few hours. Oh, and of course you get to kick back and just watch the work be done for you.
Make the easy choice. Make the right choice. Go with a professional carpet cleaner.
The Drysteam steam cleaning method is superior to traditional steam cleaning. The carpet ends up cleaner and dries faster because the equipment is stronger.
- Before carpet cleaning with any method, the high traffic areas should be pre-treated with a conditioner, and any stains should be sprayed with an enzyme to break up the grease and grime.
- If the equipment isn’t strong enough, traditional steam cleaning is just hot water. For a carpet cleaning to be considered ‘Drysteam’, it must reach a certain temperature.
- Steam cleaning is notorious for spots returning days later, most often because the water pushes the dirt deep into the carpet and the extraction isn’t strong enough to get the dirty water out. So it wicks back up over a day or two. This doesn’t happen with Drysteam, simply because our equipment produces true steam and extracts far more moisture from the carpet.