DIY Carpet Cleaning vs. Professional Carpet Cleaning – A Tale of Two Mankato, MN Homeowners

Have you finished your spring cleaning yet at your Mankato, MN home?

If not, you might be thinking of a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach when it comes to cleaning your carpets this year.

Does a DIY approach have some benefits? Sure, but professional carpet cleaning can make a world of difference plus save you time and money in the process.

Allow us to paint a picture for you to help you decide whether a DIY approach or professional carpet cleaning is right for you.

A Day in the Life of a DIY Carpet Cleaner

You head to the store to buy some carpet cleaning products. You buy the powder cleaner that you vacuum to help your carpet smell fresh and you also buy some spot stain remover because you have some problem areas on your carpet that need addressing too.

You get home and you’re ready to go. You apply the powder first, let it sit, then come back to vacuum it. You go over the carpet several times and it picks most of the powder up, but it seems like there’s still a bit of residue left over. You go over the carpet again and again, but a small bit of residue remains. “No worries,” you say to yourself. At least the carpet is fresher than it was previously.

Now it’s time for the spot stain remover. There are four serious problem areas on your carpet. The spot stain remover handles two of them well. The second to last stain gives you some trouble, but you’re able to get rid of it for the most part. It’s still visible, technically, but it’s in the corner of the room where shade usually hits the floor through the window, so it’s okay.

The last stain, however, is a handful and then some. No matter what you do, the stain won’t come out. Your reservoir of elbow grease has run out.

You’re not one to give up easily, though. You’re already tired from the first round of cleaning, but you’re determined to give your Mankato, MN home the fresh spring cleaning it deserves.

You go back to the store. It’s time to call in the big guns. You inquire about renting a steam cleaner. They say you need to use a credit card to rent the machine. You ask why you can’t just use cash. Well, with the credit card you’re on the hook for damage done to the machine. They must protect themselves against your vigor and enthusiastic use of the machine getting out of hand.

You grudgingly hand over your card and rent the machine. Now your heart, soul, and money are invested into cleaning this carpet.

You finally get home and use the machine on your carpet. That stubborn stain you nearly removed in the corner? Gone. The stain you couldn’t defeat whatsoever the first round? You get rid of it to a degree, but there’s still the faintest hint of it—a hint one would only see when glancing at a certain angle in the right light.

But you know it’s there.

Oh well. You did the best you could.

A Day in the Life of Someone Who Hires a Professional Carpet Cleaning Company

 There are four serious problem areas on your carpet and you decide it’s time to get it cleaned. You call ServiceMaster of Mankato for professional carpet cleaning services.

They show up to your home, set up their top line machinery, and get to work.

While they eradicate every stain on your carpet, you sit outside on your deck sipping lemonade while watching your kids play in the yard.

They let you know they’re finished. You say “Wow! My carpet looks new again!”

You enjoy the rest of your day.

Choose ServiceMaster of Mankato for Professional Carpet Cleaning Services

 Why roll up your sleeves for do it yourself carpet cleaning when you could simply pick up the phone and get professional carpet cleaning at an affordable price with outstanding quality?

To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment in Mankato, MN, please contact us at (507) 388-6339.


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