Don't DIY projects

DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is a huge trend these days - as it should be! There are so many cool things that people have created to spice up their home and these projects can be so rewarding!

However, there might be some things you just shouldn’t do yourself, and leave it to the professionals…

Here are three big projects that are recommended DDIY (Don’t-Do-It-Yourself)!

 

Plumbing

Don’t get us wrong - there are some basic plumbing repairs that can be done yourself. A leaky faucet or an annoying flapper on the toilet can often be fixed without too much trouble. Being able to do these simple tasks on your own can also save time and money. Just beware - if your project involves more than a wrench and repair kit from the hardware store - you probably want to consult a professional. It will generally cost less and cause less damage in the end. Bursting pipes and overflowing toilets are not great DIY projects.

 

Electrical

Switch out light fixtures and monitor power outages, but beyond that it’s usually recommended that you leave any electrical work to a licensed professional. Wiring in our 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.

 

Carpet Cleaning

This is obviously the project that we care about the most here. The carpet gets so much daily use and so little attention.

Entryways and living rooms get a lot of foot traffic and can build up dirt and grime over time. This will happen even when you’re vacuuming weekly (like you should). Carpets trap allergens and even bacteria deep in the fibers. It is recommended that carpets get deep cleaned at least once a year (more if you have kids and/or pets) to extend life and improve indoor air quality.

It can be tempting to rent a steam cleaner and detergents from your hardware store and do this on your own. 

Steam cleaning machines, by design, use hot water filled with soap and detergents to saturate your carpets and give the appearance of a surface clean. The problem is that carpets become over-saturated with both water and soap. They often stay wet for 1-2 days. Damp carpets are a perfect breeding ground for mold, mildew and bacteria growth. The soapy residue that is left behind works like a dirt magnet: your carpets end up getting dirty again much faster than before.

Why Go For Professional Carpet Cleaning

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

Our 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.

 

DIY or DDIY

Don’t be afraid to try new things and learn how to fix issues in your home! Just into the DIY world, but be careful that you don’t hurt the value of your home. It might be more expensive to get a professional sometimes, but it will pay for itself when everything works and you have a healthier home.

So Do-It-Yourself - but don’t be afraid to “Don’t-Do-It-Yourself”!