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Clean it Right Carpet Care

With so many do it yourself carpet cleaning machines on the market today, it can become very confusing. You may find yourself wondering if that machine you have seen at one of the big box stores could save you money and be more convenient than having your carpet professionally cleaned. Being in the carpet cleaning business for nearly 30 years now, I have seen the evolution of do it yourself type machines. When they first hit the market, I felt they were just a waste of money. They filled the carpet with soap, left it soaking wet and were more of a headache than they were worth. I will admit though, that in 30 years, they have come a long way. They do a much better job than they used to.

There are a number of differences between you cleaning your carpet and Clean it Right Carpet Care cleaning your carpet.

1. You have to do it yourself. This is huge. Even if you had access to our truck mounted equipment, you would have a hard time cleaning your entire house. Why? Because it is very physically demanding.

2. Now think about the difference between our truck mounted equipment and your small machine. Ours is powered by a 20 hp gasoline engine…yours is powered by a vacuum cleaner motor. Ours produces 200 degree steam…yours uses the hot water that you bathe in. Ours has a consistent flow of hot water…yours holds 1 gallon of hot tap water that runs out every 5 to 7 minutes. Ours extracts the dirty water to a 100 gallon recovery tank…yours extracts to a 1 gallon recovery tank. Ours applies the cleaning agents first and then rinses them out with fresh clean water…yours puts the soap in the water that you are cleaning with and never rinses with fresh clean water. Ours allows your carpet to stay clean for months…yours will need to be cleaned again in a month. Ours takes about 2 hours to clean….yours takes about 8 hours to clean. Are you tired yet? Guess what? You get to do it again next month.

The home jobbers can be a valuable asset when it comes to cleaning up spills, touching up high traffic areas or for small rooms. Your carpet still needs professional cleaning at least once per year. I hope that I have been able to shine some light on this subject for you.

Mike Stone, Veteran Carpet Cleaning Expert.

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