DIY Carpet Cleaning vs. Commercial Carpet Cleaning Service: What the Pros Do That You Can’t

You may consider yourself a DIY’er, the weekend warrior type who likes to take ownership of all tasks relating to your home and yard. To that we say, great! But there are certain jobs that demand a professional’s attention and expertise, and carpet cleaning is one of them. If you are torn between renting a carpet cleaning machine from the local hardware store vs. hiring a carpet cleaning company in Michigan, take the time to compare your options.

DIY Carpet Cleaning

While it’s true you may be able to clean your own carpets at a lower price point, the inconvenience of gathering everything you will need, as well as the costs involved, will cancel out any savings you may have hoped for. But the worst part of it all is that no carpet cleaning rental machine can get your carpet clean like an industrial-strength system by the professionals.

You’re throwing good money after bad when you clean your own carpets, as you’re sacrificing a high level of quality just to save a buck. Those DIY machines may be OK for surface cleaning, but they can’t truly deep clean your carpets. Only professional grade systems can do that.

That’s because, by their very nature, self carpet cleaning machines have low water pressure and weak vacuums, meaning they cannot rinse the carpet fibers thoroughly, not to mention it will take days upon days to dry, more than enough time for your carpet to start to emit a soggy, musty odor – a breeding ground for mold.

And because you’re not getting a deep clean, those pet urine odors won’t go away either. Urine saturates the padding and stays there, leaving your home smelling foul.

Professional Carpet Cleaning

The only way to get a high quality, deep carpet cleaning is to hire professionals who have equipment that cleans not only the surface of your carpet, but deep down into the fibers and into the padding too. Here at 1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration Services, we use a powerful truck-mounted system to suck out the deepest grime and toughest stains. Plus, our dry times are quick, taking just a few hours instead of days.

You need an expert in pet urine and odor removal, which we are. Removal of urine and odors such as smoke entails the application of specialty solutions and techniques.

You also need extremely hot water to clean carpets effectively. DIY carpet cleaning machines are limited to the temperature of water coming from the tap, as most of them don’t have built-in water heaters.

We use The Butler System, built right into our vans, that draws its power from a V-8 motor. This can keep the water temperature at a consistent 200 degrees Fahrenheit – hot enough to kill any bacteria or odor. Plus, it grabs deeply-embedded dirt thanks to its powerful and constant suction.

Finally, when washing your own carpets, you risk damaging them due to inexperience and the use of harsh chemicals. A professional cleans carpets every single day and knows the proper techniques to efficiently and effectively clean your flooring.

So, ditch the DIY machines and call a pro instead. No hassle, no fuss, just clean results FAST.

Contact 1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration Services

Experience the professional difference with the team at 1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration. To learn more, contact us at (248) 491-3088.

Excellent results and my rugs were dirty! Very experienced,, knowledgeable and helpful owners/cleaners!! Could not be happier!
I have used 1st Class for both a commercial building and our home. Both experiences were great! I thought our carpet at home was past the point of no return, but they did an amazing job. Pet stains and heavy traffic areas look so great. They are super responsive and timely. A great local small business! I would highly recommend.
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Great company, great owners. They always do a thorough carpet cleaning.
Excellent service. They really know there stuff when it comes to cleaning carpet and couches. Friendly staff. Very reasonable prices. Thank you.
Ginny and Claude came on short notice. They did a great job.
I could not be happier with our cleaning service from 1st Class! From my first call, Ginny worked with me to optimize the timing of our cleaning with other work being done, and all communication from there was clear and thorough. Claude and Ginny are genuinely nice people and were a pleasure to work with during the cleaning. They clearly know their stuff and stand behind their work. Results were my formerly bedraggled 9 year old carpets looking brand new and a company I will definitely use again and recommend to others.
This Company did a fantastic job on our 30+ year old carpet that just won't wear out! While we were moving furniture back afterward, I noticed a strip in a traffic area that didn't look quite right. When I contacted them, they were back out within a few hours and promptly took care of the issue!
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Awesome company, my furniture looks amazing. They were clean and professional. Also, on time and went right to work!
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I saw their google reviews and called them for carpet cleaning. Very professional and the best carpet cleaners I have ever had and very reasonable prices. 😊😊😊
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Very professional, polite, the carpets looked and smelled wonderful!
I called him on Saturday to clean my couch and my chair and they came out on Sunday and did an awesome job. I will be using this company again
This company is amazing! I highly recommend them! They were on time and super friendly and did an amazing job! Great experience!
Team just left moments ago after carpet cleaning. House looks much better already. They got out stuck on stains. Highly recommend them. After using others, they are now our go to carpet cleaning crew.
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Are use this company for air duct and dryer vent cleaning services. The team was extremely professional and courteous and informed me of any concerns with my events. I was very happy with the quality of the service and the duration.
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1st Class is exceptional. Extremely responsive, courteous, thorough and on time. Definitely recommend! THANK YOU!
Wow 1st class is their name for a reason. I had the vent cleaning, carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning services done today. They did such a thorough job in 2.5 hours for a 2500 sqft house, very nice owners (husband/wife) team that show up and WORK. Very satisfied.
Hung up the phone and they were at our front door in minutes. Toilet leaking all over wet carpet.
My 2 dogs got skunked last night. We cleaned up everything we could ourselves but our main rug i couldnt get the smell out. I called 1st class and HANDS DOWN the FASTEST SERVICE IVE EVER GOTTEN. Lucky for me they live down the road and were here at my house 15 mins later. Totally professional, got rid of the smell and so understanding and helpful.Im passing there information on to all my neighbors and friends because you dont get service like they provide anywhere else!!!Thanks again for everything!!!!
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Would recommend this company. On time and courteous. Excellent job on my carpet which was extremely dirty looks great now.
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They were fabulous! They were early and got some nasty stuff out. Thank you so much.
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We have a carpet that was the best quality at the time, but is 30 years old. It had so many stains, I was sure they were permanent. The owners showed up with state of the art equipment and 'steam' cleaned, not hot water clean, and got almost every stain and mark out of this old carpet. It honestly looks like new. The only stain remaining was because it was actual wood stain and you have to replace the carpet with that much damage. The steam allows you to walk on the carpet in 6 hours instead of the usual 24. We are selling this house and the carpet was the only sore spot, but not anymore. I will recommend this company to family and friends with a clear conscience.
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On time. Easy to contact and schedule appointment. The carpet looks great!
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Very professional. Did a great job. They are the only carpet cleaning company I use.
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Absolutely awesome experience! I needed anti-microbial cleaning for a guest coming with severe allergies. They arrived promptly, were fast and efficient and I’ll recommend them all day long.
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Excellent, thorough duct and carpet cleaning. Will definitely use them again!
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Did a first-class job on time and very professional. No pricing games just a good honest job at a good fair price.
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Claude was a great guy and too informative. He explained me of every bit of the services that he was doing. I would definitely try him all the time and would recommend him :-)
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After our crawlspace flooded due to a frozen pipe, we could not have asked for a better experience or better service than what Claude provided. One of the perks of a small town and local business - we called in the later evening hours on a weeknight, expecting to get voicemail and/or be told we would have to wait a couple days, but Claude was there with a pump within 20 minutes! A good 2-3 feet of water was pumped and gone by the next morning allowing us to quickly get our pipe fixed and boiler up and running so we could heat our house. Claude brought a blower over, checked in with us regularly, and finalized his part by spraying to prevent mold. Friendly, knowledgeable, and more than fair in pricing. We highly recommend this local small business!
They are the best .fast and professionalTotally would recommend.
Very knowledgeable and arrived right on time. Happy with cleaning and would highly recommend. Plan to use again.
1st class carpet cleaning lives up to its name! Great work and left us with clean carpet and furniture that we thought needed to be replaced! All at affordable pricing and friendly service.
These gentlemen were very professional! They really know their craft!
Excellent service and quality work and did two of our rugs for free!!
Very professional, attention to detail and customer service oriented. Recommend this company highly.