You don’t know how often I walk past a Rug Doctor rental booth and reminiscence about all the carpet cleaning jobs I have received from landlords that need me to fix carpets that were ruined by tenants cleaning with a rug doctor.
You see, the problem with rug doctor rentals is that they just don’t have enough power. The suction on a rug doctor is not enough and doesn’t fully suck out the detergents that are sprayed on the carpets. This is probably due to their overuse or using the rug doctor incorrectly. This can be detrimental to your carpets because if not all the soap or detergent is removed from the carpet then the remaining soap or detergent can create a residue that attracts dirt making your carpet dirtier then before you started.
Human error and lack of experience is also a huge problem when people decide to clean their own carpets and not hire a carpet cleaning professional. 99% of the DIY carpet cleaning jobs I work on need extra care because the tenant used to a high of concentration of soap. Many of the over the counter cleaners they SELL ($19.99) with your rug doctor are highly concentrated. People overestimate the amount of concentrate to use and then end up bleaching out there carpets. This is clear when you can see very obvious bright orange lines on the carpet. Many times this can’t be reversed and the carpet must be replaced.
If you really want to save time and money then it is always better to hire a professional carpet cleaner. Carpet cleaning is a bit more tricky then it seems. A professional carpet cleaning company like Hermosa Beach’s Karma Carpet Cleaning will know exactly what to do. All carpets are different and unique and need a special blend of chemicals. Sometimes your carpets are covered in grease, sometimes they are covered in organic waste. This needs to be diagnosed by a true carpet cleaner and needs to be cleaned correctly. Also, using the best most powerful carpet cleaning equipment is mandatory to get the carpets as clean as they can get. Using powerful truck-mounted vacuums as Karma uses, also allows your carpets to dry faster so no molding will occur.