Many people mistakenly believe they can get the same results as a home carpet cleaning service when cleaning carpets themselves. In reality, they are much better off investing in regular professional carpet cleaning services for a deep clean while using a do it yourself steam cleaning carpet system for spot cleans.
As a DryMaster Systems affiliate, you’ll encounter customers asking about the advantages of professional carpet cleaning vs DIY. Use this guide to help explain to your client base that there’s no match for professionally cleaned carpets.
Why Homeowners Should Have Their Carpets Cleaned
While they weigh the pros and cons of hiring a carpet cleaning service company, customers may focus on the cost rather than the advantages a professional cleaning provides. It’s easy to steer customers in the right direction when you educate them on the many benefits of professional carpet cleaning.
1. Health Benefits
Carpets often become hotbeds for bacteria, allergens, and dust as their fibers filter the air just like an HVAC unit does. While this is great for air quality initially, over time, it can be problematic for people with allergies or young children who often play and lie down on carpets. Regular professional drycleaning can safely and efficiently remove those contaminants from the home.
2. Extend the Life of Your Carpets
Carpets, when properly cared for, can last 10-15 years. Unfortunately, trapped dirt and stains can make it appear older, leading people to believe their carpet is faded and beyond repair when it just needs a thorough cleaning. Since dirt works its way into carpet fibers over time, the best way to keep carpets looking great longer is to clean them regularly.
Dry Cleaning is Better for Your Carpet
Wet cleaning carpets results in a surface that no one can walk on for hours, an impractical and inconvenient situation for anyone who lives in the home, especially people with young children.
Fortunately, the dry cleaning method practiced by DryMaster Systems affiliates leaves carpets dry within two hours. Our dry cleaning shampoo is more potent than leading wet shampoo providers. Once a stain is set into the carpet, it can be tough to remove without dry cleaning technology.
While often cheaper than dry cleaning methods, traditional steam cleaning can lead to lasting carpet and structural damage. In addition, too much fluid, which usually occurs when customers clean the floor themselves, can seep under the carpet, causing dry rot, brown stains, and even shrinkage of the subfloor. This leads to a potentially unsafe environment in your home and can even impact your property’s value in the long term if the damage is significant.
In some cases, the carpet can buckle when cleaned with water. When carpet buckles, it begins to curl at the edges and lift away from the subfloor, which presents a dangerous tripping hazard.
Spot Cleans Are Perfect DIY Opportunities
Accidents happen in the home; a dog vomits on the carpet, a child spills their juice, or a friend gestures too exuberantly with a glass of red wine, leaving an unattractive mark on your carpet. In these instances, your customers will probably want to learn about the pros and cons of DIY carpet cleaning.
When customers ask you for advice about how to professionally clean carpets themselves, there are a few insights you can offer them.
1. Pet Stains
While pets are cute and cuddly, the toll they take on carpets can be disastrous, especially once the stains are set in. For fresh stains, encourage homeowners to spot clean. To be effective, they should first remove any physical debris and then absorb excess moisture by blotting the spot with a clean towel. Once that is done, homeowners should use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar to lift the stain and destroy any odor-causing bacteria.
2. Mud and Other Stains
If the homeowner has pets or children, they are guaranteed to have mud tracked onto their carpets and spills, especially in dining rooms. Instruct the homeowner to vacuum up dry dirt, remove wet mud by hand, or blot the spill with a dry cloth for these stains. Then the homeowner should use a 1-part vinegar to 10-parts water solution to treat the stain.
3. Set-In Stains
Once a stain has dried into the carpet, it is considered “set-in” and is much more difficult to remove. If your customer could not remove the stain themselves before it dried, recommend a cost-effective DryMaster spot clean. Our powerful detergents will work to lift the stain more effectively than any set-in stain remover available in stores.
4. Large Scale Cleaning
In this instance, it is always better to recommend a professional service. Even with rentable cleaning equipment, the homeowner will still have dirty floors that are now wet and may become crunchy with cleaning residue. The homeowner will save a lot on carpet cleaning and time by hiring you.
The Best Option: Use a Combination of Professional Carpet Cleaning Services with DIY
The best option for keeping carpets clean is a combination of getting carpets professionally cleaned and do it yourself carpet cleaning for spot treatments. Ideally, when a customer asks for your thoughts on do it yourself carpet cleaning, recommend a professional carpet cleaning at least every 12 months to remove deep stains, but regular spot cleaning in between for accidents that occur daily in the home with the right and safe spot removers.
Do-It-Yourself Dry Carpet Cleaning
For customers who need their carpet professionally cleaned more frequently, they can invest in DryMaster System’s components for about $1,000. They would need the following:
- DryMaster Master Bro – Upholstery & Auto Soil Extractor
- Dry Master Single-Jet, 10″ Stainless Steel Wand with 1040AC-HP 15′ Vac/Sol Hose Accessory
- DryMaster Stainless Steel Upholstery Tool with 342AC 8′ Hose Assembly
All of these can be purchased on our website.
Contact DryMaster Systems Today
Remember, when customers ask about professional carpet cleaning vs do it yourself options, they are trying to balance taking care of their home with the cost of doing so. Encourage them to see the value in using both to extend the life of their carpet. They’ll undoubtedly notice the benefits of hiring a carpet cleaning professional vs doing it yourself methods once you’ve finished the job.
If you’re interested in becoming an affiliate to professionally clean carpets, contact us for a free carpet cleaning product equipment quote. For more information about the DryMaster Systems carpet cleaning business opportunity, fill out our online form.