DIY Fails: Things You Shouldn’t Do On Your Own

Sep 27, 2021 | Carpet Cleaning, General Cleaning Tips

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In today’s day and age, when tasks around the house need doing, or when things need fixing, it is easy to do a quick internet search and then do it yourself! While DIY projects can be rewarding and fun, there are certain tasks better left to the pros. If you really want to impress your spouse (or anyone for that matter), avoid the heartache and make sure that you get the help of a professional when it comes to these 3 home improvement projects:


Tackling the Electrical

Now we aren’t talking about replacing a burned out lightbulb – that you can handle on your own. Any other electrical work, however, is best done by the pros. The complex wiring and electrical panels that are set up in our homes can be dangerous, even fatal, if not handled properly. You will avoid frustration and be much safer by calling a professional electrician to do this type of project in your home.


The Invisible Plumbing

You may be capable of fixing a leaky faucet, or even replacing a faulty flapper on the toilet all on your own. However, if you need to turn off the water or disconnect pipes, you ought to call a plumber! We know you want to save money and do it yourself, but the damage you may cause will actually cost a lot more in the long run.


Thorough Carpet Cleaning

Although you may not see it, the carpet in your homes captures dirt, allergens, and dust. A regular deep cleaning is necessary to remove these substances. When was the last time you had your carpets cleaned? It is recommended that this deep cleaning happens 2-3 times per year in order to preserve your carpets and give you a cleaner, fresher, and healthier living environment.

Hire the Professional – Temecula Valley Chem-Dry

You could try doing it yourself by renting a steam cleaner, but this actually doesn’t clean the carpets like you think it does. Take a look at these reasons why calling a professional carpet cleaner is a drastically better option.

Steam cleaners use large amounts of water and detergent on your carpets that leave behind excess water and soapy residue. The water often takes 1-2 days to dry, which can lead to mold/mildew growth. Soapy residue acts as a magnet for dirt, increasing the likelihood of resoiling and recurring carpet stains.

Professional carpet cleaning is the best to ensure your carpets get the most effective clean in a way that’s safe for your family and the environment. 


Temecula Valley Chem-Dry in Murrieta, CA has developed a unique carpet cleaning technique that uses the natural Power of Carbonation, not soapy detergent, to clean your carpet. This Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) method ensures that:  


  • Your carpets will be drier. Chem-Dry uses 80% less water than steam cleaning. This means your carpet will dry in 1-2 hours, not 1-2 days. 
  • Your carpets will be cleaner. Chem-Dry’s process uses the power of millions of carbonated bubbles to penetrate deep into your carpet and naturally lift stains to the surface where they can be removed for good. Our solution is free of detergents, meaning there will be no dirt-attracting residue left behind. 
  • Your home will be healthier. Our solution, The Natural, is non-toxic and safe for your home and the environment. 


We hope you will continue searching for all those fun DIY projects around the house! But just remember, when it comes to these 3 projects, doing it yourself will likely bring nothing but regret.


Temecula Valley Chem-Dry can help with all of your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs. Put our Hot Carbonation Extraction method to the test by scheduling your appointment today

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