5 reasons You Shouldn’t do DIY Carpet cleaning

5  Reasons you shouldn’t clean your own carpets


Here is a list of reasons not to clean your own carpet ,but hire a professional with the correct Machinery and training. Here is what is in my Van

No 1. It’s Hard Work

To achieve a Deep clean to remove maximum Soiling and stains requires a lot of processes.

Moving furniture, Vacuuming, pre-spraying, agitation,extraction ,filling and emptying ,collecting ,returning and cleaning equipment


No 2.  It Will cost you more

Bissell, vaxs, etc cost from £100 to £300 and don’t do a very good job( they are of for spills and small areas). As lots of my regulars customers have found out and renting a Rug Doctor costs time money and effort,extra cleaning solutions,spotters for stains it all adds up



No 3. You could damage your carpet

Anything from shrinking to delamination over wetting, fibre damage mold all of these will ruin your carpets.

A professional carpet cleaner has the knowledge ,experience and equipment to avoid with all these outcomes


No 4. You will make them dirtier

Using too much detergent not extracting enough solution  all-cause rapid  resoiling which can permanently damage your carpet.

Bissels,vax and rug drs haven’t got enough power to adequately rinse and recover all the cleaning solution ,and at best all give a surface clean,which resoils quickly



Rapeid resoiled carpet

rapid resoiling caused by , not extracting all of the detergent or neutralising it

No 5. It’s a waste of your time

Your time is precious why waste up to 8hrs (for a full house) cleaning your carpets, when you can hire a professional and have it done in a quarter of the time and better.

Here are some pictures of diy carpet cleaning in  the wakefield & barnsley areas that I have been called to sort out . if you found this interesting please like our facebook page in the top left hand corner ,Thanks

Rug Dr re-soiling lines

wakefield diy disaster


over wetting

Picture 257

To much detergent


inadequate rinsing


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