In today’s world, everybody likes saving a few bucks. We often look for expenses we can cut, or things we could substitute in order to spend less.

Everybody loves clean carpets too. Have you ever thought about cleaning your carpets on your own rather than calling a professional? If so, you aren’t alone. Many people have this idea. Is it worth it? Let’s evaluate this matchup a bit further – you vs. the professional carpet cleaner.


Cleaning On Your Own

We are talking about more than just vacuuming. We’re talking about CLEANING the carpets. So for you to do that you would probably need to go rent a steam cleaner. You drive to the store, load it into the car, and make your way home. Then you will spend some time moving couches and chairs into the kitchen so that the carpets can be cleaned. After a lot of time and effort you are ready to begin. Once finished you take the steam cleaner back to the store, and return home only to find that your carpets are still drenched with water (and will be for a few days – steam cleaners tend to do that). Looks like for the ‘Time’ category the professionals win.

When it comes to cost, doing it yourself certainly isn’t free. You’ll have to rent the machine, and pay for the cleaning solutions. Saving money is usually the only reason people would want to clean their carpets on their own in the first place, but it turns out to be comparable in price to the professionals.

The next thing we’ll look at is effectiveness. Like we said earlier, when you try to clean on your own you will likely use a steam cleaner. Studies show that steam cleaners leave behind a lot of soapy residue which attracts dirt and grime. If only there was a better way…


The Advantage of Professional Cleaning

After evaluating this matchup, are you ready to make your choice? Save yourself time, money, and effort by calling a professional. And for the cleanest carpets, call the right professionals – John’s Chem-Dry of Whatcom County!


Also Remember:

If you have had your carpets cleaned and they remain more than ‘slightly damp’ when finished, they are too wet. That much water creates the risk of mold/mildew growth. Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonation Extraction method dries in just a few hours!

We can restore the beauty of your carpets. There is no stain too deep, no odor too strong. You will be amazed by the results.
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