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Professional Carpet Cleaning vs. DIY Carpet Cleaning Machines

Making the Right Choice

Maintaining clean and fresh carpets is essential for a healthy and comfortable home. When it comes to carpet cleaning, you have two primary options: professional carpet cleaning services and DIY carpet cleaning machines, such as the popular Little Green Bissell. But which is best for your cleaning specifications? We’ll help you make an informed choice by highlighting when to choose professional carpet cleaning and when DIY cleaning machines are a suitable option.

Here is a case where we were called in after a customer tried to clean his carpets with a rented carpet cleaning machine. The DIY carpet cleaning machine didn’t suck up the water well enough, leaving the entire area of carpet dingy and brown. After professional cleaning, the carpet was restored to its original colour, resulting in a very happy customer.

Why Choose Professional Carpet Cleaning?

We have extensive expertise for all your spot concerns.

Professional carpet cleaning companies like Alberta Carpet Cleaning employ skilled technicians who are trained to handle various types of carpet materials and stains. We understand the complexities of different fibers and can tailor our approach accordingly.

We have specialized equipment and know how and when to use it.

Professional services use advanced equipment that offers superior cleaning power. Our machinery can extract deep-seated dirt, allergens, and stains more effectively than DIY machines. And not all carpets and stains are the same – depending on the type of carpet and what was spilled may mean a different method of cleaning is needed. Alberta Carpet Cleaning Technician’s have the tools and the know-how to address each variable to give you the best results.

When you need deep cleaning, we mean DEEP cleaning.

Professional carpet cleaners can provide a deep cleaning that goes beyond surface dirt. We use hot water extraction methods to penetrate deep into the carpet fibers, leaving your carpets thoroughly clean and rejuvenated. At-home carpet cleaners or rental cleaners do not have the same power behind their cleaning, so they can’t get as deep as professional methods of cleaning carpet.

Addressing spots, stains and odours professionally – something DIY carpet cleaning can’t do.

DIY carpet cleaners are all in one cleaners. They don’t have the capability to address specific spots or stains. Stubborn stains, pet accidents, and odours are no match for professional carpet cleaning. We use specialized cleaning solutions and techniques for effective removal of stains and odours.

Professional carpet cleaning is as convenient as it gets (for you)!

Hiring professionals saves you time and effort. You don’t need to purchase or rent equipment, spend hours of back-breaking effort to get your carpets or upholstery a little cleaner. We handle all the scheduling, heavy lifting, and thorough cleaning and leave you with freshly cleaned carpets.

When to Choose DIY Carpet Cleaning Machines

For cost-effective routine maintenance (most of the time).

DIY machines are normally a cost-effective solution for routine carpet maintenance. They are handy for quick clean-ups and regular carpet care between professional cleanings. If you’re not sure if the price of a DIY carpet cleaner is worth it, you can always get a free quote from us first to give you an idea of cost. Get your free carpet cleaning quote by clicking here.

Spot cleaning between professional cleanings.

For small spills and stains, DIY machines like the Little Green Bissell are convenient and efficient. They allow you to address minor issues promptly.

No waiting for an appointment when you have a DIY carpet cleaner.

Having a DIY machine at home provides flexibility. You can tackle spills and stains as they happen without waiting for a professional appointment.

When the carpet isn’t THAT dirty, DIY carpet cleaners are great for low-traffic areas.

If you have carpets in areas with low foot traffic, such as spare rooms or storage spaces, a DIY machine can be an affordable and practical choice. But if you have visibly dirty carpets in high traffic areas, DIY carpet cleaners might make it worse – because they don’t have the same power as professional tools, DIY carpet cleaners can actually spread around the dirt. You can definitly still try to clean it yourself, but call in the professionals when things go from bad to worse.

So what’s the verdict?

The decision between professional carpet cleaning and DIY carpet cleaning machines depends on your specific needs and circumstances. Professional services are the superior choice when dealing with extensive stains, deep cleaning, and specialized carpet materials. They offer convenience, expertise, and powerful equipment that goes beyond what DIY machines can achieve.

On the other hand, DIY machines are valuable for routine maintenance, spot cleaning, and areas with minimal wear and tear. They offer affordability and immediate access to cleaning solutions for small-scale tasks.

In many cases, a combination of both approaches is ideal. Regular professional cleanings combined with occasional DIY maintenance can keep your carpets looking their best and extend their lifespan. Ultimately, the choice depends on your budget, the condition of your carpets, and your cleaning preferences.


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I recently had the pleasure of using Alberta Carpet Cleaning for their furnace and carpet cleaning services, and I am satisfied with the results. From start to finish, their service was professional, efficient, and delivered exceptional outcomes. The team arrived promptly at the scheduled time, and their friendliness immediately put me at ease. They took the time to assess the condition of my furnace and carpets and explain the cleaning process, ensuring I was comfortable with the service they were about to provide. The technicians were careful in their work, paying special attention to high-traffic areas and stubborn stains. The pricing was fair and transparent, with no hidden fees or surprises.

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- Jennifer Phillips

I had paid for a different company to come in and do my carpets, and there wasn't much difference at all. Then I tried Alberta Carpet Cleaning, and all the stains and odors Etc were gone. The carpet looks very, very good now, so we do not have to put in laminate. Oops, I meant to mention the gentleman who did the carpets Jason G. was fantastic , he was friendly and funny and went beyond the customer's expectations by far . I will definitely go with these guys again next time I need carpets done! Thanks again! :) Kate

- Margarita Girl

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