To DIY or DDIY…that is the question!

At Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada, we’re all about making your home a place that’s healthier and cleaner to live in. When it comes to home improvement, do-it-yourself projects are becoming increasingly popular. Whether it’s painting the walls or new installations, these projects can be very rewarding and give a homeowner a lot of satisfaction. However, there are some home projects you should just leave to the professionals.

Here are three big projects which are recommended DDIY (don’t-do-it-yourself) projects.

1. Plumbing

The basic repair of a leaky faucet or replacing that annoying flapper on a toilet can often be done without the aid of a licensed plumber. Being able to do these simple tasks on your own can also save time and money. If your project involves more than a wrench and repair kit from the hardware store you probably want to consult a professional. It will cost less and cause less damage in the end. Bursting pipes and overflowing toilets are not fun for anyone.

2. Electrical

Beyond switching out light bulbs it’s probably best to leave any electrical work to a licensed professional. Wiring in our Reno homes can be confusing and deadly if the proper precautions aren’t taken. Avoid the potential for serious injuries and fire. Let an electrician handle these projects no matter how brave you are feeling.

3. Carpet Cleaning

This may come as a surprise, but the area in the home that often gets the least amount of attention is the carpet. Carpets are beautiful additions to any room, and they also contribute largely to the health of your family and workplace. Carpets get a lot of traffic, especially those placed in entryways and living rooms, and are great at trapping dirt, allergens, and bacteria brought in from the outside. This prevents these harmful particles from being spread even further into your home.

Just like you would empty a vacuum when it gets too full, so should you get your carpets professionally cleaned to maximize their trapping ability. It is recommended that you do a deep cleaning of your carpets at least two to three times a year. Regular vacuum carpet cleaning extends the life of your carpets and keeps your home cleaner and healthier too by improving indoor air quality.

Stay Away From Steam Cleaning

It can be tempting to rent a steam cleaner and detergents from your hardware store and do this on your own, but you still won’t give your carpets the thorough clean they need. To truly clean your carpets, you should seek out the services of a professional carpet cleaner like Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada. There are several reasons why.

Steam cleaners use excessive amounts of water to clean your carpets. The amount of water blasted on your carpet from steam cleaning can be more damaging than helpful. Your carpets will need days to completely dry which can promote the growth of harmful bacteria, mold, and mildew. Steam cleaning also uses sticky soaps and hard detergents in their cleaning solutions which can contain dangerous chemicals for your family. These detergents also don’t get extracted entirely which can attract dirt on a carpet that was just cleaned.

Choose Carpet Cleaning From Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada

Professional carpet cleaning from Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada is the best way to ensure your carpets are clean and healthy for your family. Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada uses a proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) cleaning process that provides a deeper, longer-lasting clean for a healthier home.

This process ensures that:

  • Your carpets will be drier. The HCE process uses 80% less water than typical steam cleaning. Carpets dry in hours instead of days.
  • Your carpets will be cleaner. The HCE process harnesses the power of carbonation to penetrate to the base of your carpets lifting dirt and grime. No detergents or phosphates are used which means no dirt-attracting residues are left behind.
  • Your home will be healthier too. It’s a green-certified solution that is safe and non-toxic. An independent lab studied Chem-Dry’s HCE process and found that it removed 98% of allergens from carpets and upholstery. Used along with a sanitizer the HCE process also removed 89% of airborne bacteria! Learn more about the Home Health Study.

Do-it-yourself projects are fun and can be a great way to save money, but don’t let the fear of spending a little more on professional services cause you to make a big mistake down the road. Trust the professional carpet and upholstery cleaners from Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada to transform your home into a place that’s cleaner, healthier, and drier. We proudly service homes and businesses of all types throughout the Northern Nevada area including Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, and Lovelock, NV.