When you’re trying to sell your home, getting the carpets cleaned is important. You should have your carpets cleaned about once a year to make sure that the carpet stays in good condition, and, sometimes, more frequent carpet cleaning is necessary if your home experiences a large amount of foot traffic.
However, getting your carpet cleaned by professionals can be expensive. Is it better to just rent the equipment and do it yourself? We’ll explore the benefits and downfalls of each so you can make the decision that is right for you.
Professional Carpet Cleaning
Carpet cleaning typically costs 22 cents per square foot. That would mean that an average-sized room costs around $35 for carpet cleaning. Depending on how many rooms you have in your home (and how many of those rooms have carpet), you could be spending upwards of a hundred or two hundred dollars on carpet cleaning.
However, when carpet cleaning professionals come out to your home, they will often bring powerful, truck-mounted equipment that will deeply clean your carpet. Many carpet cleaning professionals will also move furniture to ensure that all the carpet gets cleaned. Moving furniture might be difficult if you are trying to do it yourself.
Do-it-yourself Carpet Cleaning
Most grocery stores will allow you to rent a steam cleaner so you can clean your carpet yourself. If you have the time and the motivation, this can be a cost-effective method. However, if you are unfamiliar with the equipment, don’t have a way to transport the equipment, or have carpet that is exceptionally dirty, leaving it to the professionals might be easier.
Carpet cleaning will give life back to your carpet and keep it in mint condition. Make sure that you have your carpets cleaned before you start showing your house if you are selling it. For more ideas regarding house staging, call Sold by Design Utah at (801)-997-5540!