Professional Carpet Cleaners vs. Self Carpet Cleaning

Should you go the route of a DIY rental or hire a professional?

While they’re soft to the touch and look great, carpets require regular cleaning to keep them looking great. No other item in your home absorbs more dirt and dust and can affect the appearance of your home like your carpets. If you are thinking about cleaning your carpets, you might be wondering if you should consider self carpet cleaning or if you should hire a carpet cleaning professional. 

Hiring a carpet cleaning professional provides the best results for almost the same cost as renting a cleaning machine and doing it yourself. Here’s why:


The DIY carpet cleaning process takes lots of effort. From renting or buying a cleaning machine, to actual cleaning, the DIY process can take hours and even days depending on the size of your home and carpet. 

Professionals cleaners use their own equipment that they transport to and from your home, clean up waste and quickly dry the carpets. 


When you try to DIY your carpet cleaning, you may end up doing more harm than good. Unlike professional cleaning, most rented carpet cleaning equipment leaves carpets wet with detergent residue. Here are a few pitfalls of self-cleaning:

  • Leaving excess moisture that can cause promote mold growth and damage the floor underneath your carpets. 
  • Over shampooing can not only damage your carpet but will also leave a residue behind that will attract more dirt. 

Professional carpet cleaning services by Duraclean use a safe patented foam absorption process that eliminates over-wetting and damage to fibers and fabrics.


While its nice to own your own machine for quick pet and stain cleanup, they don’t have the same results as professional-grade machines. According to HomeAdvisor, here are the prices for owning, renting, and professional carpet cleaning. 

  • Buy a Machine: $90 to $500+ (1 hour per room)
  • Rental:  $30 to $60 per day (1 hour for pickup. 1 hour per room)
  • Professional: $120 to $250 (No time invested. Services take about 2 hours.)

While you may pay a bit less for renting or owning a machine, the results will be of significantly lesser quality. Professional cleaners are also certified, bonded, insured, in case of any damage to your home. 

Duraclean Carpet and Area Rug Cleaning

Duraclean Restoration and Cleaning, located in Pleasantville, NY, provides Duraclean® patented cleaning services for residential and commercial customers. Our certified, licensed, bonded, insured experienced technicians will clean your home or restore your carpets to pre-loss condition. The safe patented duraclean foam absorption process eliminates over-wetting and damage to fibers and fabrics. Soil lifts out, carpets and upholstery dry quickly…Flower fresh, really clean.

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