Why Your DIY Carpet Cleaning is Falling Short

If you consider yourself pretty handy, you may think it will be no problem to add carpet cleaning to your bi-annual chore list. You may want to reconsider. While it’s noble to take charge of maintaining your home and property, this is one area that’s usually best left to the pros.

Torn between renting a carpet cleaning machine and hiring a carpet cleaning company in Metro Detroit? First, take a beat to compare your options.

Tackling Carpet Cleaning in Metro Detroit Yourself

Sure, it might be cheaper on the surface to clean your own carpets, but you’ll pay a lot more in time and inconvenience when you realize how much equipment and cleaning agents you will need to gather. The time and costs involved will all add up and have you wishing you just hired a pro in the first place.

Also, the carpet cleaning rental machine you get from your local home improvement store is not industrial-strength like the systems used by the professionals. You will soon realize that you have thrown good money after bad when you clean your own carpets. You’re giving up on a high level of quality just to save a few bucks. DIY machines are OK for surface dirt, but they won’t get deep down like professional grade systems can.

This is due in large part to the low water pressure and weak vacuums, compromising their ability to thoroughly rinse carpet fibers. Plus, when you do it yourself, it takes days for the carpet to dry, which can lead to mold growth. That’s because you’re using too much water and you’re saturating the carpet more than is necessary. And good luck getting out the pet urine odors. That’s because urine tends to saturate the padding and remain there, contributing to foul odors all throughout your home.

Hiring a Professional Carpet Cleaner in Metro Detroit

Getting a high quality, deep carpet clean is only achieved by hiring experienced professionals who have all the proper equipment to go beyond the surface and down into the fibers and padding. To illustrate this, we use a powerful truck-mounted system that is designed to suck out deep-set grime and tough stains. You will also appreciate that our dry times are quicker, taking only a few hours rather than a few days.

We are also pet urine and odor removal experts, using specialty solutions and techniques to extract deep-set odors – even odors due to smoke.

Professional machines use extremely hot water to effectively clean carpets, but by comparison, those DIY carpet cleaning machines can’t achieve very high temperatures because they rely on hot water from the tap.

The Butler System is built right into our vans, getting its power from a strong V-8 motor ensuring a consistent 200 degrees Fahrenheit. This means the water is hot enough to kill bacteria and odors, while grabbing deeply-embedded dirt thanks to the constant powerful suction.

Professionals also know how to effectively clean your carpets without damaging them. The same can’t be said for your DIY efforts.

Make the Easy Choice: Contact 1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration Services

You’ll soon see what we mean by the professional difference when you hire the team at 1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration. To book your cleaning, contact us at (248) 491-3088.

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.
Sarah C.
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!
Sue G.
Awesome company, my furniture looks amazing. They were clean and professional. Also, on time and went right to work!
michele G.
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. 😊😊😊
Sneha P.
Very professional, polite, the carpets looked and smelled wonderful!
Christine L.
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
Tina S.
This company is amazing! I highly recommend them! They were on time and super friendly and did an amazing job! Great experience!
Grace S.
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.
J. A.
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.
Heather S.
1st Class is exceptional. Extremely responsive, courteous, thorough and on time. Definitely recommend! THANK YOU!
Lindsay G.
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.
Caitlin S.
Hung up the phone and they were at our front door in minutes. Toilet leaking all over wet carpet.
Chris J.
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!!!!
Kyle O.
Would recommend this company. On time and courteous. Excellent job on my carpet which was extremely dirty looks great now.
Dorothy M.
They were fabulous! They were early and got some nasty stuff out. Thank you so much.
Laura Y.
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.
Tom T.