Pros and Cons to DIY Carpet Cleaning

Most Denver area homes have at least some carpet. Which means most of us are faced with similar carpet struggles. Namely, how to keep it clean. Regular vacuuming and spot cleaning can go a long way in maintaining your carpet, but what about when it just needs more? If it’s too dingy for your liking or has been soiled more than normal, opting for a deeper clean may be needed. Can you get the same results as a professional cleaning on your own? What are the pros and cons of doing so? These questions will be answered by our friends at Elite Carpet Cleaning.


There are a couple of situations where utilizing a carpet cleaning machine on your own is ideal.

1: One being emergency situations. When a glass of wine is spilled or a pet has an accident, time is really critical. The longer a spot sits on your carpet, the deeper it stains and settles into the fibers. So if you own a small carpet cleaning machine, this is it’s time to shine. Being able to quickly tackle spills when they happen will save you the hassle of having a company come out just to treat one spot.

2: More thorough regular maintenance is another area where it pays off to have your own carpet cleaning machine. If your carpet gets a lot of foot traffic, you may want to clean it every couple of months to support its longevity, instead of the recommended every 12-18 months.


1: Whether you look to rent or buy a machine, the most common issue you’ll encounter is the capability of the machine. The fact is that the machines offered to homeowners are not professional quality. They cannot get the water as hot as professional machines and their suction components aren’t nearly as powerful.

2: Along with the machines themselves not being as powerful, the cleansers offered to the public are not as powerful. This is because household cleansers are made in a way that will not damage your carpet if not handled properly. Professional grade cleansers, on the other hand, are more effective and are used by persons who know how to apply them properly.

In conclusion, while owning or renting a carpet cleaner can be useful on occasion, it is still no substitute for a professional cleaning. As was mentioned, the good news is that it is only recommended to have your carpets professionally cleaned every 12-18 months. And when that time comes, be sure to reach out to Elite Carpet Cleaning for friendly and meticulous service.