Why You Shouldn’t DIY Cleaning Solutions

Author: Carpet Masters | | Categories: Carpet Cleaning , Commercial Carpet Cleaning , Upholstery Cleaning


DIY or do-it-yourself cleaning is an excellent test of creativity and a perfect opportunity to overcome economic constraints. Cleaning can also be a therapeutic or fun leisure activity. However, as the DIY craze catches on and with more information about different technical cleaning jobs become readily available on the internet, many believe any and all cleaning can be completed swiftly and economically as a DIY project, even complex cleaning requirements like the removal of tough stains from carpets or upholstery.

If you’re considering a major clean-up or any DIY maintenance solution on your own, you have a lot to consider before you get started. To give you an idea of how bad things could get if you attempt them yourself, the experts at Carpet Masters have explained why you shouldn’t DIY cleaning solutions.  

1. Misuse of cleaning chemicals
With the industrial revolution, all industry and service areas have become specialized and, in some cases, rather complicated. For example, since time immemorial, we used a simple concoction of soap and water for most cleaning. We now have specific chemicals for pretty much every cleaning task. Today, the many vastly different and task-specific cleaning chemicals on the market make accidental misuse a significant concern and a risk when attempting self-cleaning solutions.

2. Property damage 
We spend time and resources on our homes and spaces to take care of them, so they last. When attempting to clean hard to reach surfaces or areas like carpets that require specified treatment, it is wise to remember that the wrong stain removal product can ruin the rug’s fibers. Similarly, the improper use of chemicals like bleach and other abrasive products can permanently damage surfaces, leading to increased spending and time wastage to fix or replace them. 

3. Risk of harm due to chemical exposure 
Apart from increasing the risk of damage to property or possessions, following DIY cleaning tips from the internet can leave us vulnerable to serious harm from exposure to various chemicals. Incorrect handling of certain cleaning products and a lack of protective gear can cause painful chemical burns, blindness, rashes, etc., that need medical attention.    

Do things right - Hire a professional
When attempting self-cleaning solutions, unless you have the right equipment, task-specific knowledge, and experience using the required cleaning product, to be on the safe side, it is often wise to choose a certified cleaning professional.

A professional carpet cleaning service knows exactly what cleaning products on the market deliver the best results for each specific task. They also know which pH levels are best for each cleaning job, have access to commercial-grade equipment, and use methods like hot water extraction cleaning, which is recommended by the world’s largest carpet manufacturers. 

If you are concerned about the costs involved with hiring a professional cleaning service, this is understandable. But, if you think about the benefits professional cleaning assistance provides, the advantages far outweigh the expenses. 

Additionally, shopping around for a few quotes and researching the carpet, upholstery, and surface cleaning options available to you is sure to yield results that make these services affordable and highly convenient.

For reliable and professional carpet cleaning in Cambridge, Ontario, reach out to Carpet Masters. We are a certified, insured, and bonded carpet cleaning company with over eight years of experience. Our team of carpet cleaners is professionally trained, reliable, and trustworthy, offering fantastic value and impeccably high standards of residential and commercial carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, pet odor removal, mattress cleaning, etc. 

To learn more about the services we offer at Carpet Mastersplease click here. If you have any questions about cleaning services, we are always happy to answer. You can contact us here.