5 reasons why DIY carpet cleaning is a bad idea

In the quest for a clean and inviting home, many people occasionally venture down the DIY carpet cleaning path.

We're not talking about vacuuming - we've already shared why that alone simply isn't enough to keep them properly clean - but rather the use of heavy duty equipment to attempt to give carpets a deep clean.

Whilst the appeal of doing it yourself may seem enticing at first glance, the reality often tells a different story. More often than not, people find themselves enduring inefficiencies, half measures, and ultimately unsatisfactory outcomes.

But that's not all. Here are five reasons why DIY carpet cleaning is always a bad idea - and why choosing Zerorez is the best way forward…

1. The hassle of equipment rental

Opting to take matters into your own hands means you will need to hire a specialist carpet cleaning machine, learn how to use it, and return it. All of this is time-consuming and inconvenient.

With Zerorez, you bypass this need entirely, as we bring everything needed to get the job done right.

2. Limited machine capability

Hired carpet cleaning machines typically lack the power to heat water to the optimal cleaning temperature, or remove all the wastewater efficiently. This means your carpets will not get as clean and will take longer to dry.

We utilise advanced equipment that avoids these pitfalls, ensuring your carpets are thoroughly cleaned with fast dry times.

3. Inferior cleaning results

Further to the above, equipment used to clean carpets using DIY methods often use a range of detergents, soaps, and harsh chemicals. These leave behind unwanted residues on your carpet fibres that actually attract more dirt over time, diminishing the overall cleanliness and healthiness of your home environment.

4. It can be awkward and painful

The physical toll of DIY carpet cleaning - hauling machinery up and down stairs, bending over to empty dirty water, angling yourself around nooks and crannies - shouldn't be underestimated.

Choosing Zerorez spares you from this exertion, helping to protect your back and knees from unnecessary strain.

5. It's an unwanted waste of time

DIY carpet cleaning often takes up an entire day, with multiple passes of rooms to achieve a clean you're satisfied enough with. On the other hand, Zerorez can professionally clean three or four rooms of carpet in just 1.5 hours.

The idea of spending an entire day cleaning your carpets is ultimately unappealing - especially when your time could be better spent enjoying your home, rather than working on it!

Why choosing Zerorez is the best decision for professional carpet cleaning

Still considering taking your carpets on yourself? Perhaps this will make you think otherwise…

Zr Water leaves Zero Residue®

What makes us quite so special is our unique Zr Water cleaning solution. This electrolysed water ensures absolutely zero sticky residues are left behind on your carpet.

This not only means your carpets are genuinely deep cleaned, but that they are free from the dirt-attracting residues typical of DIY cleaning methods. This means they stay cleaner for longer.

Unbeatable cleaning technology

Our hot water extraction method is powered by industrial equipment on our vans, meaning it surpasses the capabilities of any DIY machine. This process leaves your carpets impeccably clean and ready to enjoy sooner.

Zr Lifter stain removal

We pre-treat carpets with our Zr Lifter technology, which gently scrubs the carpet and lifts dirt, debris, and soil from deep within the carpet fibres. Coupled with our expertise in stain removal, your carpets will get the special attention they deserve.

There is also the option to add a fibre protector to your carpet after cleaning, which further extends the life and appearance of your carpets.

It's cost-effective

Contrary to common perceptions, professional carpet cleaning isn't as expensive as you think. The average person spends more per year on streaming services than on having their carpets professionally cleaned, which positively affects your health, the lifespan of your carpet, and the look of your home.

That's better than a box set any day!

Ready to book your clean?

Once you experience the Zerorez difference, you will wonder how your home ever coped without it. So if you're ready to give your home the clean it truly deserves, please get in touch with our friendly team today.

You can phone us on 01923 605 020, or see prices and schedule your clean online.

We look forward to hearing from you!