February 4

Should YOU Clean Your Carpets?

Home Service

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Carpet cleaning is one of those home maintenance projects you may forget about or want to ignore. Yet, there's a good chance every Idaho Falls home needs it done. 

A lot of people wonder if they should hire a carpet cleaner or try taking on the project themselves. The goal of this post is to help you know the pros and cons of both DIY and hiring a professional.

Product Name

Price

Pro

Con

DIY Rental

$65-99

Save 20-35%

Takes 3x Time

Must Return Clean or They Keep Your $50 Deposit

Must Have Photo ID

Lower Cleaning Quality

Hiring

$99+

Deeper clean (Hot Water Steam)

Stain Removal Expertise

Efficient

20-35% More

Availability

Budgeting

Cheap or DIY
(Under $99)

$

65-99

Done For You
($99+)

$

99+

Season

Planning ahead often means getting service this year or having to wait.

Summer

Hard to Get Service

Fall

Get Quote

Winter

Discounts Available

Spring

Get Quote

Summer

Hard to Get Service

Fall

Get Quote

Winter

Discounts Available

Spring

Get Quote

Pricing

If you’re considering the DIY carpet cleaning route, here’s some things you should know. To get the best carpet cleaning rental at Home Depot, you won’t pay much for a day’s use. 

If you choose to get this Rug Doctor model for the day, you will be paying about $32 a day.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/rental/Rug-Doctor-Carpet-Cleaner-95371/309451174 

The other expense you need to make sure to include is the carpet cleaning solution you can buy. There’s plenty of different options ranging from $8-$60 at Home Depot. 

If you have a clear day to focus on cleaning your carpets, hopefully you can clean your home in a day’s time.

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Hiring a professional in Idaho Falls for carpet cleaning services will cost you about thirty cents per square foot. If you live in a 2,000 square ft. home, expect to pay about $400. 

Performance

Although renting is much cheaper, the machines have some downsides that might be a game changer for you. Here are a few of the common issues that come with rentals.

Tank Size. Rental machines do not hold a great deal of water. Their overall tank capacity is roughly 3-8.5 gallons whereas a professional’s machine is between 12-16 gallons. You’ll spend a lot of your time just filling up your tank to clean your home.

“Temperature difference. Heat acts as a multiplier for the effectiveness of the chemicals used in carpet cleaning. Without a large amount of heat, your process won’t be too effective.”

- Wayne Johnson of Squires Cleaning

Rental machines will get warm, but not too the temperature they need to be. A professional’s machine can reach 190-230 degrees F. to make sure nothing gets left behind. This is like doing dishes with cold water instead of warm water. You may get some dubris out but not everything.

Last Few Tips

Because of these performance issues, it’s not uncommon for people to call local professionals to fix their DIY experiment. If you cannot find a professional-quality machine to rent, I would ask yourself what is the value of your time? Where is the point for you where it’s not worth trying to do it yourself?

Comment below if missed anything to consider when carpet cleaning.

About the author 

Jason

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