Do-It-Yourself Carpet Cleaning

Deciding to pursue a home renovation can be a costly experience, in terms of both time and money. Whether or not you have a large budget for the renovation, it can be important to save costs on any processes possible. In some cases, the most expensive part of the renovation process could be an overhaul of your home’s carpeting and rugs. When you have a historic house that has not had a proper carpet cleaning process done on it in many years, it may be best to pursue a major clean of the entire home’s floor fabric before you renovate other areas.

A home renovation that includes a detailed carpet cleaning can produce great results, and visually leaves the carpets clean, shiny, fluffy, and totally renewed. This also helps the air in your home better circulate and prevents any kind of airborne bacteria and illnesses from spreading as well! Any family members or friends that have allergies to dust mites, pollen, and dander will also greatly benefit from the entire home’s carpet being clean.

If you don’t want to spend the money on having a professional carpet cleaning company like Chem-Dry of Charleston come out, it may be worthwhile to complete the carpet cleaning process yourself! There are a few options if you want to pursue an entire home detailing.

  1. Renting A Steam Cleaner – This is an option most people who want to pursue cleaning their carpets themselves look into. It is affordable, and can be rented from most large chain stores such as Lowe’s or Home Depot, or even a grocery store near you. They can normally be rented by the hour, the day, or for multiple days, to help accommodate your schedule and plans. The prices for renting a steam cleaner vary, and can run anywhere from as little as $20 + the cost of shampoo to upwards of $100 if you want to rent the steam cleaner for a longer period of time.
  2. Scrubbing The House – In some cases you may want to pursue making your own carpet cleaning solution that you can use to scrub and truly get a deep clean for your home’s carpeting. One of my favorite, go-to home cleaning solutions is a mixture of pure white vinegar (NOT apple cider vinegar – this can actually stain your carpet because of the coloring), mixed with baking soda, water, and a few drops of an essential oil. I add in the essential oil to leave a lasting scent that is pleasing and non-toxic. You can use any variety of essential oils that you like, there are many different smells to choose from such as lemon, lavender, or a mint variety.

No matter which option you want to pursue, whether a hand-scrub or something more professional such as a carpet cleaning machine, the end results should be the same – a cleaner, healthier home at a fraction of the cost of pursuing a professional carpet cleaning experience.